Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017

Wreaths do not fill belly's sheath

15, Oct 2017 By shakeel ahmad

KANPUR: Carefully dragging and sniffing quite heavier garland on the Golf Course road here, a confused monkey was trying to fathom what essentially this round flower wreath was. The monkey was also sitting on the road and chomping one edge of the garland with all the energy. This was a scene worth viewing as an outsized garland was pulled out by a fairly smaller monkey. The sparkling wreath was seen on the road till the Friday afternoon. How it came on the road was unclear but it might have been dropped from the motor vehicle or any other way.

Such a heavier wreath is generally presented to the notable persons on their coming. Looking at the garland one can easily guess of its big cost but its rejection was approving of the item’s futility. When one renowned author saw a rose on the ground he had written the whole essay or poetry on the aromatic red flower which even got a place in the Hindi textbook. Neglected or dumped wreath rather seemed as a waste of money spent on its shape and pattern. When the VIP culture has been discarded in the state level politics, there ends the significance of whatever of that type.

When the UNO has cleared that as many as 19 crore people are not availing the foods in our country, the practice of garlanding dignitaries holds no marked place. If that amount of money were spent on giving food to the hungry people, it certainly would have been more valuable than misusing the money. Critics might say disapprove of that intelligence in the guise of giving rousing welcome to valued persons. Meanwhile, the government’s report says of increase in a number of millionaires, the French economists’ point out widening disparity between the haves and the have-nots after 1922 in the country.