A chance came to visit Malwa when
the whole Punjab was fully burning up with the Farmers Movement. On 7th October
a team of the Seechewal Times on the inspiration of Drishti Foundation Canada
and Ek Onkar Seechewal Trust has gone to search the possibilities of providing
clean waters in the schools of Malwa. There is a big difference in the
conditions of the villages of Malwa and Doaba. Still today the streets of Malwa
are raw and the people are compelled to live in the hell. A big difference is
seen in the thinking and politics of the people of Malwa. If we look into the
Punjab politics the ruling power has always been with Malwa.
The Chief Ministers might have been from Malwa. Even after 70 years of freedom Sem has not left the lives of the people of Malwa or the ruling parties have made Sem a live issue in the vote politics. If we do have a talk on Doaba, Environment lover Padma Shree Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal Ji with the cooperation of sangats by starting karsewa in 2000 from origin place Dhanoa reaching Ahli Kalan and Sultanpur Lodhi, has made the thousands acres of land free from sem and floods in the area. Sant Seechewal Ji with the participation of the people did work through karsewa whereas in Malwa the political leaders with their vote politics made the lives of the common people and farmers hell rather than making their lives prosperous. In Malwa sem is not a big problem, there is a need of good intentions and planning.
Two faces of one Punjab Destruction and Prosperity