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Javed Akhtar: Locals popping out to assist strolling migrants is the true India


Hindustan ka jo dil hai, yeh dukhta hai dusro ke dard se [India’s heart does get pained on seeing others in suffering],” mentioned lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar as he spoke in regards to the “few specks of sunshine” seen within the “darkness” that’s the migrant disaster seen within the nation during the last a number of weeks.

Seeing the crores of individuals dwelling in such problem does make one really feel responsible for having the ability to dwell simply effective, Javed Akhtar mentioned whereas talking at e-Sahitya Aaj Tak. Nonetheless, Akhtar mentioned, “On this darkness, there are just a few specks of sunshine.”

Talking in regards to the tens of lakhs of migrants actually strolling again to distant houses in native villages, Javed Akhtar mentioned, “Wherever they [the migrants] cross from… folks dwelling there have been popping out to assist them in no matter method doable.”

“And, that is India,” Akhtar mentioned as he went on to recall the Mumbai floods, holding the occasion up as one other instance of when folks got here out and went out of their method to assist these in misery. “Hindustan ka jo dil hai, yeh dukhta hai dusro ke drad se… aur yeh achi baat hai [India’s heart does get pained on seeing others in suffering, and that’s a good thing],” Akhtar mentioned.

Talking broadly in regards to the novel coronavirus pandemic that is swept the world, Javed Akhtar cautioned in opposition to ‘finish of the world’ discuss. “Do not be a pessimist,” Akhtar mentioned when requested about his message for these dismayed by the worldwide disaster.

“Life is a really ‘vigorous’ factor… it can stand again up and transfer forward… Life will not lose,” Akhtar mentioned in his phrases of encouragement. “We lose after we cease attempting. Till you are attempting, you will not lose. Once you cease attempting, you lose.”

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