This refers to the news about the initiatives taken in different villages of Tharparkar by students of the Institute of Communication and Media Studies, Ziauddin University which was a delight to read about. Just when I feel this nation is dead and does not know where it is headed, there is a spark from somewhere. Despite all the issues our generation faces, the passion that drives them to be better and to be helpful is commendable. People talk about the disillusionment of the youth and quote statistics of annual brain drain; what needs to be highlighted instead are the efforts being put in by those who choose to stay and make a difference. When people cannot rely on the authorities to make a difference, then the change takes place from within and every little step can make a significant difference.


Karachi, May 8.