Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Remembering Manjunath..

23rd feb or a few hours from is Manjunathan’s birthday.

I don’t know how he might have celebrated his birthday if he were alive today. Maybe, he would have had a busy day at work, and might have treated himself to a private dinner at a restaurant with a small group of friends. Maybe he might have had a bash. I don’t know.

But this, I know. His father would have called him up to wish him happy birthday, and his mother and kin and all his close friends would have called him up, and even though he might have been 1 year older the same time last year, he might have felt really good that his friends have remembered his birthday. Small pleasures of life. His mother would have offered sweets to the Deity for the long life of her son, “Let my son live longer”"Meri Ummar bhi unhe lag jaye".

But none of that would happen as we all know.
For, thanks to some People who thought his life wasn’t worth the ill incomes they were making by cheating customers, cheating the government, evading taxes, abetting in polluting the environment further, and all these they did by mocking the government, “ Look we killed one of agents because we know we will get away with it” . We will buy some other agents of the same government and get ourselves acquitted.

And indeed, they might still get away.

But we don’t want to let it happen, would we?
Manjunathan didn’t die in vain. And he left behind a strong example of truth, and the ability to stand by truth. A heroic deed few of us would ever be able to repeat.
But we can stand by him, and remember him on his birthday.

And we can do a little more, we can help in whatever we can by helping this trusts, The Manjunath Shanmugam Trust . The least we can do is spread the word.
Visit the site and Gaurav's Post for more info.

The media did started to take notice, and the news got a fair amount of coverage partly due to the effort by some Bloggers. Blog about it, link to it. Do spread the word.

It is about the good and the evil.
Let the good win.
Let there be justice...


Blogger Sury said...

Thanks for this memorial post, Anthony. Yes, we do need to talk about this. Bloggers are a big force these days.

2/23/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous mehak said...

spread the word...YES

2/23/2006 08:55:00 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

That's sad to hear about his murder.

2/26/2006 10:56:00 PM  

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