In India, it's not mandatory to join the army and do service. But let that not stop us from establishing a self-regulated code of conduct for doing service to our near and dear.
The Indian Planning Commission is in the process of finalizing the 12th FIve Year Plan. If the learned people of our society can spend a few hours per week to brainstorm and provide valuable inputs to identify and prioritize problems, conceptualize and crystallize solutions, we can be sure of formulating a great plan. Of course, a great plan doesn't lead us anywhere without a good implementation. But that's a second step. A million mile walk starts with the first step.
Without contributing our ideas and thoughts to the growth plan of our territory, we wouldn't have the right to complain. Being not aware of the our community's development plan would make us illiterate!!
So, lets exercise our right as a literate by giving our suggestions and ideas on the various working groups of our Planning Commission.