Featured Advocate: Rita Rana
Updated: Apr 23, 2021
My name is Rita Rana. I am Indian. I live in Punjab, India which is my birthplace also. I was born on 1st, September, 1999. So, I am 20 years old. Presently, I am pursuing my bachelor's degree in the Arts. I am a student of the second year. This year, I have self-published my first ebook "Need Of A Change " through Kindle Direct Publishing. My book is a collection of poetry and prose. Except writing, I am interested in reading, music, painting and orating. The link below is a link to buy my book and to read my poetry: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089M8WWHB/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_awdb_t1_xak7EbP02Z5YN
What excites you?
I have always seen people humiliating and mocking others for their looks, gender, colour and for many other reasons. I sometimes think that some miracle happens and everyone in the world will start to respect each other. The thought of living in such kind of society excites me the most and I have faith that one day this will become reality too.
What matters to you?
My responsibilities as a human towards mankind and as a citizen matters to me. I never want to fail in the purpose of spreading awareness and goodness. And of course, the happiness and pride of my family matters much to me.
What drives you?
Nowdays, when the world is full of cunning, selfish and cruel people , even in such environments, those people who are always ready to help and stand for each other are a true source of inspiration. Their never dying goodness drives me.
What do you stand for?
I stand for equality for all and welfare of children. I feel that people from the same community which discriminate and humiliate others should stand for other's rights, like, majority of Whites should stand for Blacks, men should stand for women, both males and females should stand for LGBTQ. This will suppress the division and so called community system. Secondly, good parenting is needed for children. They learn discrimination from their parent's words and behaviour from a tender age. They are innocent and their upbringing should be good enough to make them a better human otherwise the future will be dark.
What causes are special to your heart?
The safety and progress of women, the respect and equality for all, and the education of children have a special place in my heart. The increasing number of rapes and restrictions towards women, the hate and ignorance towards Blacks and the LGBTQ community, haunts me. The movements like "Beti bachao, beti padhao" (educate girl child, save girl child) of India, "Black Lives Matters" and the celebration of pride month should continue so that narrow minded people would understand that their unnecessary opinions cannot suppress us and we will fight it together.
What's the difference you want to make?
I know that I cannot change everyone's mindset, but I want to change the thinking of at least half of those people who always criticize others and never adore. I want to remove social differences from society. If I would ever got a chance to make one change in the education system, I would make daily morning meditation mandatory in schools, so that, this will bring patience, good mental health and tolerance in children and then they could bring bigger change in future.
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What change for the better will you make this week?