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Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw 11th Nov. 1998 Relevant today too!

                             FIELD MARSHAL SAM MANEKSHAW’S LECTURE
                             AT DEFENCE SERVICES COLLEGE, WELLINGTON
                                        ON LEADERSHIP AND DISCIPLINE
                                                11TH NOVEMBER, 1998

       Commandant, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am fully conscious of the privilege, which is mine, to have been invited
here to address the college. A while ago, I was invited to a seminar where the subject was youth, and people said
that the youth of this country was not pulling its weight, that society generally was not satisfied with how
the young were functioning. When I was asked what I thought about it, I said that the youngsters of
this country are disappointed, disturbed and confused. They cannot understand why all these untoward things
are happening in this country. They want to know who is to blame. Not them.

If they want to study at night and there is no power, they want to know

Apply the same to our MPs: India will change too!

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:

"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of …