“Before writing anything I would like to pay my tributes to the former chief minister if Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Y. S. R. Reddy. My friends from AP have told me that he was a great leader. I would like to salute him before starting my post.”
Now I will start with the post. I was born in Karnataka and I have lived in Goa for most of my life. In Goa the standard of living is quite high and the population is also not very high. And neither in Goa nor in Karnataka I saw too much of manpower being used. It is only used where skill and manpower is required as in construction etc.
In July 2008 I shifted to Dhanbad in Jharkhand for my education. There I saw too much of manpower being used for various purposes. Purposes which according to me; should not be done by humans. I often see someone pulling some very objects barefooted. This is not appreciable because such heavy weight cannot be pulled by any healthy man. Moreover, the person looks quite weak and seems to be struck by poverty. Another sad thing is the rickshaws being misused. It is alright if one person sits in a rickshaw. But if three or so sit in one rickshaw then it’s really a pity to see the man riding the rickshaw. This I guess is the mistake of the fellow citizens. They should at least think for the person. I remember my dad telling me to make minimal use of these rickshaws.
I don’t know the reasons for this. Possibly the high population and unemployment is driving this. But at the same time the administration should ensure to minimize is. I think this is intruding the basic principles of human rights. Well I am not acquainted with the political and economic depth of the issue but my heart and human conscience say that it is wrong.