Thursday, 10 October 2013
My father's elder brother- Shri M K Tyagi- that is my Tauji has joined a political movement.He is one of the likely candidates from a Delhi constituency. When the political party he is attached with announced on Social media that people can get back to them if there is any flaw in his candidature, I got thinking. As his family member I have seen closely, everything that Tauji has stood for, all his life. But it is fair that most of you do not know him so you will not understand why we want him to get chosen and run for a victory this December.
I have been thinking ever since. Hence I came up with an idea so you know what kind of inspirations I have around me. I asked him a few quick questions so you know him a little better! As his niece all I can say is that his principles have guided each one of us to stay together and united.
Read my short interview with him (I had asked him to keep his answers crisp- very youth ishtyle):
Me: We all want to contribute to a better India. How do you think we youngsters can do it?
M. K Tyagi: By following the law of land
Me: All politicians are same! Corrupt and mean. Why should we vote?
M. K Tyagi: Voting is necessary to exercise option of NONE OF THE ABOVE if not any thing else
Me: If there is a choice of getting our work done quickly by greasing some officials palms, why shouldnt we do so?
M. K Tyagi: As you too are then committing an offence. Also by greasing we are making public servant corrupt- Arent you then part of the problem?
Me: What role has your IIT education played in your values?
M. K Tyagi: Competing and excelling at the National level gave me a lot of confidence
Me: If you meet Manmohan Singh for two hours, what will you ask him?
M. K Tyagi: In line with my email dated 19-07-2010 to the Prime Minister I asked him: Why did he not act against corruption to prove Winston Churchill wrong when on the eve of India's independence, Mr Churchill said:
..........Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low caliber and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight among themselves for power and India will be lost in political squabbles........
Me: Some quick facts about you:
One thing about yourself you would like to change?
M. K Tyagi: My Physique
One trait of your personality you are proud of?
M. K Tyagi: My Integrity
You relax by.......
M. K Tyagi: I meditate. Listening to Arnab Goswami also relaxes me!
For you your family is. ....
M. K Tyagi: My Strength
You will never. ......
M. K Tyagi: Violate teachings of the Bhagwad Gita
I feel empowered that there is someone I know who can actually bring a change. It is not about promoting my family, it is about believing that mere rhetoric is not enough. Lets stand together- vote for the right people- believe in the system rather than just criticizing it- Lets just make this happen guys!