15 January, 2008

Bring Peace on Earth!

Many things have been happening personally. As I had mentioned in my earlier post we did set a group for all our classmates and we had contacted around 30+ so far. We could get email contacts for 25 and have formed a yahoo group. It is a great experience in trying to know each other, reviving the contacts, and trying to keep us together. It is not easy to keep the same momentum which we had 30 years before. But still all of us are trying to recall the old stories, the funny incidents, the laughter and the naughtiness of each one of us. Some of them is remembering each and every incident like the way we were dressed on a particular day and bringing them impeccably. Some have transformed so much and some are remaining the same. It is very difficult to retain the same composure since lots of factors influence our characters. Especially the better half, children, parents, job and the social responsibilities does not allow being what you were during the school days. Amidst all these, my old classmates in Chennai, India were able to organise a day’s get together and more than 20+ assembled for the day. One of them was very kind enough to be present for the occasion and flew from Dubai, and few more from different states in India. They did have a good time and visited the teacher at his house and presented him a small gift and exchanged pleasant memories. The teacher in turn gifted each one of my classmates with a Hero fountain pen. The thought of a fountain pen for a ball point pen was that he presumed that few may throw away once they could not get the proper refill. There was a small write up about our classmates meet in the supplementary of ‘The Hindu’ as well.
Till date I have been very busy in keeping in touch with my friends and the thought of my blog and my blog readers brought me back to blogging.I have been missing many of you all these days which I do not want to continue. I also wanted to wish everyone on the arrival of New Year.
Another year has come. So many things have happened. There are talks all around about the global warming. There are concerns about economies. There are talks about the latest Nano car, dreadful diseases, security concerns, terrorism threats, Aussies cricket and so on.

Honestly my concern is all about the common man and the future generations. It is really very sad to know about the happenings in Kenya and Pakistan. Iraq is yet to get back to normalcy. There was a crisis among the Tamils in Malaysia too. Though it all appears to have been sorted out, probably it looks like a temporary one. We still hear stories from Sri Lanka. There should be parents who had lost their children in those wars, and humans who lost their friends, brothers, sisters. I wish that the world changes into a no-war zone and peace prevails all over the earth and the human beings become more human and be concerned for the fellow humans.

Why cannot the world ban wars and terrors and take more initiative in respecting each one’s belief and continue peacefully?

Will my prayer be heard one day?

I know it would be the same prayer by millions of people all over the world.

Dear Political leaders please realise this and give us back the peace.
Please! Please! Please!


Cyberkitty said...

I use orkut or facebook to contact school friends - but have managed to find only around 20 from a batch of about 200 students.

Rama said...

Glad to know about your get together.

It has been unfortunate happenings all around the world. Hoping some sanity is brought about in our neighbourhood soon.

I am a little concerned with what is in store for India with India inching closer to China. Will the USA see red and give more aid to Pakistan to balance power here. On hind sight, China is closer to Pakistan than India, still all these seem to be a little "too tension-creating". This is only about matters close to home. World over, that seems to be the case which definitely is cause for concern.
Check this -http://wisiwug.blogspot.com/2007/12/irack.html
Though in jest, it shows how the situation is today

Balaji S Rajan said...

That is really good to know. Why I consider our meeting to be significant is because we have established contacts after 27years, and surprised to know the way each one has achieved in their life. We were able to rope in a little above 30 out of 81 which I think is a good number.

Chakra said...

Happy New Year to you all, Balaji.

Balaji S Rajan said...


I understand your concern. But I do not presume any danger.

strollinthunder said...

Hegemonism and dirty power politics have for a long time been a major source of threats to world peace. The unnecessary building of military blocs(US push in eastern Europe),middle east and mindless support for a certain country all contributes towards a pattern resulting in a destabilizing force against world peace. Hope we get more young leaders with real concerns and fresh approach towards peace....the tide has already started to raise in the US,hope it succeeds and sets a new global trend.

Jeevan said...

Hope is the only word we could trust for our desires on no warless world. First every human must be treated as human with no status, color, religion... and equal love to spread for each one.

That's very surprising and happy to know you all old friends come together and remember those sweet little days. I wish you to meet all of them soon. Take care friend; let it be a happy and memorable year for you :)

Jo said...

May this year be full of love, peace and happiness for you. I also pray that humans understand humans regardless of any ideologies, races and religion...