Jai Kisaan interesting story about kisaan (A Farmer)
By LT COL NOEL ELLIS (RETD)
185 odd kilometers, one week, 35,000 + farmers, blistered and battered walked all the way to ask the State Government to grant them a right to live with dignity. Crops got destroyed, mounting interest on loans, drought like conditions and still farmers not being looked after by their elected representatives. The irony is that there is a ministry dedicated to the agricultural sector in every state. Issue is not lack of funds but ensuring that those funds reach the last man tilling the farm.
Kisan (Kisaan) meaning in English- A farmer is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other.
Farmer means किसान. किसान को अंग्रेजी में फार्मर कहते हैं.
It was terrific to see the spirit of Mumbai, irrespective of the religion, caste or creed; groups came out in great numbers to provide water and food to these men and women. I was shaken to see the condition of their feet. No slipper can last 180 kms in this heat. These people could walk this far without causalities and dehydration because they are the sons of the soil. They toil day in and day out in their parched farms. These guys put in their heart and soul to grow food but due to unfortunate circumstances and nature’s fury are forced to come on the roads. The man must have prayed to his God to stop the hail at one place and ask for water at another. What else could he have done?
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The ladies too accompanying them were brave hearts of kinds. It was very sad to hear that when asked by a reporter one of them said if I have to die, it must be for the cause of farmers. Death is as it is written all over when there will be famine and nothing to eat. I salute that lady, may her physical and mental wounds heal fast and may she have respite from the torture she has gone through.
I remember my Commando training, where blisters on blisters on blisters on feet were a common thing. To reduce the pain we used to puncture them so that blood and water accumulated in them could ooze out and give us that temporary relief. I was just about 21 when I did that course. All these people were well past 50. If I had to walk it today, I would probably walk a maximum one day that too with Reebok shoes, nice t-shirt with a slogan written, a cap to shade me from the heat, my ray-bans which I can never part with and a water point every five kilometers, sun tan cream, energy bars for strength, ambulances in tow and medics on call et al.
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Ask the marathoners, they go through a physical & medical check before participating. Companies sponsor the event. Doctors, paramedics, ambulances are standby. Police are deployed for traffic bandobast (arrangements) throughout. Cheering parties, celebrities and ministers present in large numbers at the venue. Security is tight lest any untoward incident takes place. Photo ops, flags being waved and news headlines made, media standing at every nook and corner. Medals and money is given to the participants for a 32 odd kilometers event.
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Were any of these farmers a known face? Were they looking for publicity? Where were all the “VIPs” during this time? Many stars claim that they order from big basket that moves food straight from the farm to your kitchen. Well, production of food doesn’t matter to them, eating it is what matters.
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Did you find any of these people breaking any rules or cause indiscipline? Did you hear any loud speakers and see huge shamiyanas? They were told that children have exams the next day so they moved late at night to their destination, so that a common mumbaikar may not be inconvenienced. That’s the spirit of our Kisaan. What they got in return after so much of struggle is only a hope and a promise. Just imagine in circumstances prevailing he has agreed to still stay hungry and in debt for six more months for his mai-baap the sarkar has promised to look into his issues.
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As per reports about 4500 agitations were done by the farmers across India in the last one year. How many were covered by the media? I have seen agriculture specialists coming on channels and giving out nuts and bolts of what is right and what is wrong with the agricultural sector. They also lay down solutions for the short term, medium term and long term. Does any Government bother to listen?
It is not that only the farmers of Maharashtra who are suffering, this calamity is across India. We eat but we don’t care for the real producer of food. We pray to God to keep our plates full. Will we the people ever understand what it really takes to produce that one roti ka atta. Had our “ann data” not been toiling in the heat, rain and dust, what would we be feeding on? Will just saying JAI KISAAN suffice? I wonder!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited and Forwarded by Capt. Ravi Mahajan Retd.
We are thankful to capt. Ravi Mahajan for this valuable post.
किसानों के लिए ऑनलाइन और मोबाइल सुविधा किसान कॉल सेंटर
किसान कॉल सेंटर. किसान 1800-180-1551 टोल फ्री नंबर के माध्यम से किसान कॉल सेंटर (केसीसी) को फोन कर सकते हैं. किसानों का पंजीकरण किसान कॉल सेंटर एजेंट द्वारा किया जाता है जो किसान की व्यक्तिगत जानकारी को किसान ज्ञान प्रबंधन प्रणाली में दर्ज करता हैं I. किसान को पाठ संदेश एसएमएस या वॉयस संदेश जानकारी प्राप्त करने के लिए, अपने मोड को चुनने के लिए कहा जाता है. (वॉयस संदेश शीघ्र ही लागू किया जाएगा). इसके बाद पसंदीदा भाषा के विकल्प लिये जाते हैं.
किसान किसे कहते हैं? Kisan kise kahte hai?
किसान उन्हें कहा जाता है, जो खेती का काम करते हैं। इन्हें कृषक और खेतिहर के नाम से भी जाना जाता है. ये बाकी सभी लोगो के लिए खाद्य सामग्री का उत्पादन करते है. इसमें फसलों को उगाना, बागों में पौधे लगाना, मुर्गियों या इस तरह के अन्य पशुओं की देखभाल कर उन्हें बढ़ाना भी शामिल है. कोई भी किसान या तो खेत का मालिक हो सकता है या उस कृषि भूमि के मालिक द्वारा काम पर रखा गया मजदूर हो सकता है। अच्छी अर्थव्यवस्था वाले जगहों में किसान ही खेत का मालिक होता है और उसमें काम करने वाले उसके कर्मचारी या मजदूर होते हैं.
Uses of Kisaan word- किसान शब्द का उपयोग
विकसित देशों में किसान शब्द का उपयोग किसी व्यवसायी या पेशेवर के लिए किया जाता है, जिसके पास फसल उगाने के लिए जमीन और रुचि तो होता ही है, पर साथ ही साथ वह लोगों को उसमें काम करने के लिए भी रखता है या किसी के द्वारा उस कार्य को करवाता है. कुछ देशों में सामान्यतः इस शब्द का उपयोग पशुपालन और उनको बढ़ाने से होता है, जिसमें भेड़, बकरी, घोड़े आदि आते हैं.
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