People make communities, but citizens make cities.
Gurgaon has seen a high population influx around the last five years. The population in 2011 was 15 lakhs, in contrast to current 20 lakhs, which is expected to double in far less time than it did in past.
Gurgaon is a merger of skyscrapers with escapes of rural connections surrounded with untouched-lakes and Aravali hill shrub forest.
Cities in India
Problems are same like any other developing cities. However, for any problem to have a solution, the very first step is acknowledging it.
Ignorance is quite adamant in city lives, where 9 out of 10 times you choose to ignore.
At traffic jams, in long metro hauls, the dust and grit you eat on your way, the beggars around, the greedy eyes of autowalas hawking you, the consistent feeling of you falling into another misery.
That is cities, in India
and if you top it up with unresponsively cold-blooded communities, that’s metro cities in India
However, to my experiences, life in satellite cities (that is cities surrounding megha cities) is far more rewarding than living inside the actual metro city.
Gurgaon, like navi mumbai, is a satellite city, growing at its own pace, keeping no boundaries with nature surrounding it.
However, like mentioned at the start, Cities are made by Citizens and not communities.
Many communities come together to make a city. Today, educating citizenship science is the need of the hour.
Gurgaon has high Potent
I believe Gurgaon has a high potent for setting national examples in Citizenship science. The conscience of people here is such that they are changing up to new lights; Humble small attempts are being successfully laid in order to educate people on the values of nurturing citizenship science.
Public buses plying to rurals can often be seen with such listing..
Pyaar se bologe to izzat mufat milegi (Translation- If you speak sweet you may get respect free of cost)
Jeevan mein sukh chahte ho toh kisiko dukh mat do (Translation- If you want happiness in life then never share unhappiness)
It is a small, but daring attempt made to develop conscience/acknowledge problems like quarrelling on silly reason, lack of tolerance, showing disrespect, falling short of companionship and others.
A minute of read gives immense power to overcome and welcome the change in your behaviour; more appropriately one’s attitude towards life.
Gurgaon & Car-free Tuesdays
Gurgaon is the first city in India to have Bicycling lanes cut through normal roads on every Tuesday to commemorate car-free days.
Changes will come, in places where people make efforts to accommodate citizenship values and give away the old.
Thank you for your time 🙂