Akand Bharath- A Model for World Peace and Prosperity

The European Union represents countries cherishing Christian values. Similarly we have the Arab League representing countries cherishing Islamic values. At present some of the countries like Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Colombia have come together to form a bloc to safeguard their interests. One thing common which we find in these countries is leftist nationalism, Spanish language and catholic religion. The above types of union will establish regional peace, promote economic cooperation and provide political stability. Bharath as an originator of civilization should form such a union called Akand Bharath as a prelude to world peace and prosperity and provide leadership to the world in solving all issues which the world at present is facing. Akand Bharath will be a federation of countries consisting of Bharath, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri-Lanka, Maldives and Mauritius.

Why Akand Bharath?

But why should the above mentioned independent countries join a federation with Bharath? The reasons are many. First of all in present India, though known to the world as the largest democratic country, for the ordinary people it is nothing but oppression and poverty. The situation is similar for the commoners of the countries mentioned above. Hence by joining the federation the voices of the masses of all these countries will be strengthened and a new system of governance based on equality, liberty and opportunity for the people to live with dignity and prosperity can be established. Secondly before the invasion of the Muslims all the above mentioned countries were parts of Bharath sharing similar history and tradition. Thirdly people in countries like Tibet, Sri-Lanka, Myanmar and Bhutan practice Buddhism and in Nepal they are followers of Hinduism, both these religions being evolved in Bharath. Even Bangladesh where Islam is dominant, their language and literature is closely allied with an Indian language, Bangla. In spite of the dominance of radical elements in Pakistan, the language, customs, cuisines and traditions of the people living in Punjab, one of the largest provinces in Pakistan is common with the people of the state of Punjab in India. Fourthly by joining the federation huge amount of resources now spent in the form of defense expenditure, wasteful projects with a view to embezzle public money by politicians and bureaucrats can be diverted for developmental activities like establishing power plants, industries, in employment generation schemes, providing education, health services and on other welfare programmes intended to mitigate the suffering of the masses whose plight has not changed since ages.

Being a part of Akand Bharath does not mean a centralized authority imposing its administration, language or culture over the federated areas. On the contrary except in subjects like defence, currency, uniform civil and criminal laws, foreign affairs and communication, each state/federated country will be independent to carry out its affairs in all other subjects of administration and have the right to have its own state flag and anthem.

Unique rights and protection

But high standard of living and social welfare systems in the form of old age pension and free health services are provided by many western countries. So what is that special privilege a person finds in Akand Bharath which he will not find in other countries? Yes, in Akand Bharath people will be provided with certain rights and protection by which they can lead not only a peaceful, dignified life without fear but also a painless death with dignity. Some of these rights are-

Right to bear arms without license

Before the Arms Act was enacted in 1878 during the Governor Generalship of Lytton Indians were free to keep arms for self-protection. The British enacted this act so as to weaken Indians and see that they do not make attempt to fight injustice or oppressive laws heaped on them. The same policy has been followed by the present Indian government. This has resulted in making Indians impotent and unable to fight oppression, corruption, injustice and irregularities. To keep the people in perpetual submission the government on one hand exhorts them to place their grievances through peaceful means which it never tries to solve. On the other hand it maintains the police and defence force, the men of which are at the beck of the call of the powers that be to use brute force against masses fighting for justice. The masses devoid of any means to fight back are always at the mercy of these unscrupulous politicians who have replaced the British after 1947.

The concept of not fighting against evil and for self-preservation is indeed unnatural. In nature we find even birds and meek animals fighting for their survival and to protect their offspring. Even our gods including female deities can been seen possessing weapons to fight evil forces. Lord Rama did not sit in dharna/sathyagraha to get the release of his wife Sita. Lord Krishna exhorts his followers to fight evil and adharma even if it means to fight against our own close kith and kin. It is the basic right of every man to protect his life, property, honour of his family and country apart from voicing his opinion against the injustice prevailing in the society. For this he needs weapons especially to confront uncivilized persons who are ready for any eventuality. More than reservation in government jobs and educational institutions if at all we want the oppressed and poor people in this country to live in dignity they should be allowed to possess arms and ammunitions as one person had rightly said that power flows from the barrel of the gun. Power begets respect and limits the scope of oppression by those in authority. With arms freely available physical intimidation by the strong on the weak will cease. So also it will boost the confidence of women to stay or travel alone, and instances of eve teasing, ragging, mugging and robbery will drastically come down. This will also help the common people to fight against terror attacks and make them less dependent upon police force.

Right to food

Every human being, nay every living being has a fundamental right to food. Since the beginning of civilization the masses had been forced to work for the elite on the threat of withholding their basic necessity for survival, food. It is the fear of not getting food that makes man to sell himself, his loved ones, stake his self-respect and even take to crime. Hence a scheme for providing two squares of meals to all who have no means to get food should be implemented. At present in places like Tirupati, Sringeri, the Golden Temple at Amritsar to name a few provide free food to devotees. Similarly in Tamilnadu a scheme to provide food for Rs five has been launched in Chennai. In the same pattern free food should be provided twice a day in various centres all over Akand Bharath. A small cess of two to five percent should be levied for this purpose to raise the necessary resources by all states. Merchants, businessmen, philanthropists, corporate houses and individuals should be requested to sponsor free feeding of food for a certain period of time or donate money or items like vessels, plates, cups, stoves, rations, vegetables, fruits, etc. The service of college students as volunteers should be taken to collect money and items. In each town/city stalls to provide free food should be set up outside the periphery of the city where volunteers would help in the preparation and serving of food to the destitute and those in need of it. Food for all scheme will prevents employers from oppressing and harassing their employees. Assured of food people will try to do those work in which they have interest and aptitude. This in turn will help boost production, develop quality and innovativeness and the country will have a happy, contented work force. Food security scheme will prevent people from doing professions which they think hurts their dignity.

Right to be addressed with respect

A law should be made by which all person above 10 years of age irrespective of the status, sex or profession they follow, be addressed in plural. In Indian languages people are addressed either in singular terms or plural terms. Normally it is the poor, illiterate and simple folks, those who are less educated, occupying lower hierarchy in jobs, who are addressed in singular terms while the rich and powerful are addressed respectfully in plural terms. Hence just to gain respectability in the society people want to get rich and become famous and for that they are willing to adopt any means. Hence a law should be made wherein it will be considered as a serious offence if people (all above the age of 10) are addressed in singular terms. In all Indian languages the singular term should be replaced with plural term (for instance in Hindi the word ‘thu’ should be replaced by ‘Aap’).

Right to choose one’s death

Every citizen above the age of fifteen should be given the right to die whenever he/she wish. What will be the benefits of choosing one’s own death? Enormous, first of all the fear of death will go away and one can feel free from tension and anxiety and enjoy life. We experience a sense of freedom, fearlessness and look forward to the dawn of each day with enthusiasm. The fear of poverty, oppression, humiliation, pain and suffering vanishes as we now have the power to escape from these things by leaving our mortal bodies whenever we wish. The constitutional right to die will lead to decrease in oppression and exploitation as people now has an escape route. The oppressor will think twice before he acts as if people die he will be at loss. Once this right is given every individual will be in charge of his life and can lead a dignified life. People will begin to appreciate and value love, relationship and will respect others rights and views. Pharmaceutical companies should invent poisonous tablet which are cheap and effective. Once a tablet or two is taken within seconds one should fall into coma and within a minute or so should die peacefully. Mass production of these tablets will lower the cost and it should be made available in chemist shops for all persons without a prescription very cheaply, just like an aspirin tablet.

While the above rights and privileges will allow the citizens of Akand Bharath to lead a dignified life, there will be laws which will protect them from being exploited and these laws would be strictly implemented. Some of these laws are-

Protection to children from being forced to work

It is pity that lakhs of children in our country are being snatched of their childhood, and forced to work, either as domestic servants or in factories, garages and hotels. Many work continuously for more than 12 hours for a pittance under severe working conditions apart from being physically and mentally abused. This is nothing but slavery. In many cases it is the parents who pledge their children in lieu for money. Hence the government should ban child labour completely and award death penalty for those who get their work done by children. (This law should not apply to those children (above 15) who work in their family business/vocation, either farming or other cottage industry in which their parents are involved) Similarly women should be barred from working in constructional sites, laying of road and other manual work. These measures will create more employment for young men.

Protection to women from being pushed into prostitution

India is a land where women are worshipped as mother god. But unfortunately it is also the land where crores of women from less privileged sections of the society are forced into prostitution. Once again this is due poverty where families have no food to eat and become desperate. This situation is utilized by unscrupulous elements who make false promise of getting these girls employment as maids in cities and young girls as little as nine years are forced into sex trade. More unpardonable is that law enforcers, bureaucrats and politicians are hand in glove with the agents involved in this trade. At any cost this practice should be banned and all those involved in this crime against humanity be punished with death.

Compulsory fixation of working hours to six hours a day

The work timing should be fixed for six hours a day for all employees in both government and private sectors. The government offices should be kept open for 12 hours in a day with employees working in shifts, each of six hours duration. The private sectors could be allowed to work 24×7 with several shifts, but employees should not be at any cost forced to work for more than six hours. This measure will provide more employment and give impetus to employees to develop their latent talent and skills and give them leisure to patronise literature, music, arts and they will be able to spend more time with their family members and friends.

Unifying factors in Akand Bharath

In Akand Bharath people practicing different faiths, speaking different languages and having their unique customs and traditions will be living together. To make them feel Akand Bharath as their homeland there must be certain unifying factors which will be as follows.

A new currency named Suvarna: Similar to Euro; Suvarna will be the common currency all over Akand Bharath and replace other currency in vogue in countries which have now federated to form Akand Bharath. The new currency will have the image of Goddess Saraswathi with the scripts of all languages spoken in Akand Bharath.

Sanskrit as Link language: Sanskrit language will now become the link language all over Akand Bharath. The three language formula will be followed all over Akand Bharath with the state language, Sanskrit and English being taught in schools and colleges.

Sanatana Dharma and the philosophy of Vedanta: Sanatana Dharma is a way of life which upholds values like living a virtuous life in harmony with nature and respecting all living forms. It enunciates the beautiful system of Ashramadharma wherein man’s life is divided into various stages with certain duties to be performed; by following which he enjoys material prosperity and also spiritual enlightenment. The Vedanta philosophy is universal in its outlook. At the relative plane it recognizes a personal god and allows the worship of any god; Vishnu, Shiva, Buddha, Allah or Jesus. At the absolute plane Vedanta considers Reality as One and proclaims that each and every phenomena which we witness is nothing but Brahman. Liberation has to be realized by each and every one through the grace of god. Hence one may be a Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist or Christian, by following the path as articulated by Vedanta anyone can obtain liberation.

Uniform code of Laws: A modern code of civil and criminal laws relevant to the present times should be drafted by eminent jurists selected from all the states. These codes should be based on reason, impartiality and fair play and should be applicable to people living in Akand Bharath.

Compulsory National Service for Youths: All those who pass 10th standard and those passing their graduation should be made to compulsorily serve two years (one year after 10th and one year after their graduation) as volunteers in government centres (providing services) like old age homes, hospitals, relief camps, feeding centers, cleaning and afforestation campaigns and similar such activities.  The aim of this scheme is to have continuous manpower to carry out government service at low cost and to make youths appreciate the dignity of labour and provide them with life skills. In this scheme youths from one state should be sent to another distant state and this would foster national integration. As Sanskrit would be the link language, communication would not be a problem for them.

The unique rights/privileges and laws against exploitation which the constitution of Akand Bharath provides to its citizens can become a model for other countries to emulate.

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  • Jitendra Desai  On August 21, 2013 at 6:45 am

    What a coincidence! In August of 2010,I had thought of the same idea as “UNITED STATES OF INDIA” – Idea is similar to the one discussed by you here.I do foresee that eventually HINDUSTHAN will lead these countries in to a Federation. Pl do visit my blog at jitendradesai1212.bolgspot.in and place your comments.I landed up at your site via your comments in VIJAYVAANI.Let us keep exchanging notes.My e mail is jaydee_desai@yahoo.co.in

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