Posts Tagged ‘civic sense’

A senior citizen’s praiseworthy effort….

I was in Jayanagar yesterday and saw this signboard, put up by Smt G Sharada Ramaswamy, a senior citizen:

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I was very impressed that the lady cared enough about her city to have this sign up, exhorting her fellow-citizens to keep this city (“this is your own”) clean and green.

If each one of us could just follow this advice….what a benefit all of us would get in return!

What can be done to change this detemined lack of civic sense?

We often bemoan the apathy that rules our city. But sometimes, even when efforts are made to prevent some really bad practices, the determination of the average citizen to spoil his own environs defeats the initiative.

Here, near NIMHANS, is a picture of the symbols of various religions, with an unambiguous message. The hope is that no one would think of urinating over holy symbols:


But our Average Citizen..he wants to GO. Right now, right here. And he converts the message by hiding the “Do not”….


And what’s the rate at which we like to foul up our pavements? Here it is….!


When are our attitudes going to change? As long as we have no sense of pride in our city, don’t think of it as our own home, this will continue to happen….

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