Mr. Shankar Halder in his speech on the occasion of “Sankalp Divas” 2023 raised the concern of some distinguished guests, that there is restlessness among Mukti volunteers due to criticism of Mukti. Mr. Halder said that criticism is a sign of a healthy democratic process and is necessary for progress, but constructive discussions should be recommended.
He said that when an organization moves forward following a certain ideal, then there are some people in that organization who cannot fully accept the ideal of the organization, Mukti is not above this situation. Many members associated with Mukti have not yet fully grasped the ideology of Mukti. But that doesn’t mean it will never happen, Mukti believes in the idea of never rejecting people with opposite views. Mukti believes that Mukti should become a trustworthy place for those people where they will come and engage in the welfare of people, society as well as environment by understanding the idea of real social service and the idea of Mukti. It is not the failure of those people who have not yet reached this stage but the failure is ours. We who are working spiritually connected with Mukti may not have been able to present our ideals more transparently due to a lack of proper efforts and processes among us. So we have to be more conscious and zealous so that we can give a clear idea about the ideal of Mukti to those people.
To highlight the ideals of Mukti, he said Mukti is not an anti-political organization. The enemy of our organization is not any individual or group but our enemies are – illiteracy, the negative infrastructure of society created in the name of the development of civilization, an attitude of environmental pollution in the name of development, and selfishness. Different people around the world are fighting these problems in different ways. We all need to come together to find lasting solutions to these problems, so to keep this collective process going we need to communicate our work methods and goals to the rest of us and improve the quality of work through constructive criticism. Our weapons in moving forward in this work will be love and well-established democracy. Our goal will be to develop ourselves and others through love rather than fighting each other.
Mr. Halder regretted that as the organization’s scope of work increased, he could not keep regular contact with many people associated with Mukti. So many times the thoughts, ideas and objectives of each work or project of Mukti do not reach the grass root level on time. He requested all Mukti Sathi present on “Sankalpa Diwas” to understand the significance of his speech. With this, he requested everyone, if anyone has any questions or lack of understanding about the work of Mukti or ideological issues; they should endeavor to get a clear understanding through direct questions to the experienced people associated with Mukti. Mr. Halder assured all present that the experienced members of Mukti will always cooperate in such a situation.
At the end of the speech, Mr. Halder humbly mentioned that today Mukti is making a novel history in the development of Purba Sridharpur. People involved in global development are doing social science research on development trends here. The research done for the sake of development is 60%-65% successful. Among them, one of the most successful research is the cultivation of delicious salt-tolerant rice in the saline river embankment, where not even a single blade of grass is used to grow. He has chosen his native land, his village as the field of this development. Analyzing the trend of development, it is generally observed that people involved in development work have different places of birth and place of work. Because if there is a problem in development efforts centered on one’s own land and one’s own area, people usually refrain from such initiatives for the fear of its impact on personal life, but according to Mr.Halder there are many opportunities for research in the field of development work with the cooperation of people known in one’s area and this It is possible to develop in a more well-planned way outside the area by eliminating the mistakes or problems that will arise in the process and subsequently creating a much less flawed model of development. The initiative of service should, first of all, start from one’s family, one’s own house. So he gave importance to the development of his village first.
At the end of the speech, he requested the villagers of Purba Sridharpur to follow the resolutions that they have taken throughout the year through various events on the occasion of Sankalp Day.