Happy New Year, and along with it comes to my annual ritualistic list of do’s and don’ts.
Over the years I, and I’m sure most of us, must have made hundreds of New Year resolutions. And if a fraction of them had been accomplished all these resolutions would have created a revolution in our lives. But it has never happened. We prepare a fresh list with some new promises along with the leftover from the previous years’ lot.
In any case, the first day of the year is the right beginning to launch our consented commitments. And for that reason, like Friends Day, Lights Off Day, etcetera, January 1st should be declared the Broken-promise Day.
This would be the day when not only we make resolutions individually, but we can seek promises from our politicians, or remind them the pledges they made the previous year or the years before.
But as the saying goes promises are meant to be broken, and politicians are experts in that tradition. After all politics and promises are synonymously related especially when the later is broken, which is often the case.
Still, the idea of Broken-promise Day on January 1st can be very promising, and I think the date is still vacant or unfilled for its declaration.
By Promod Puri