We envision Parindey as a social movement which does not have a power to restrict nor will it go down a set path. The people associated with Parindey will not be like kites who are tied to the movement by invisible strings, they will be birds free to go in the direction they choose for themselves. At Parindey, awareness is a sixth sense. It will only give them a vision that they can fly, and it will make them rediscover the benumbed sense of awareness. It will be a beautiful process of evolution.
- Three Months from now – Group of 50 people will be leading project in Delhi University working in their areas of interest.
- One year from now – Leading projects with some companies with CSR initiatives in similar theme area. Team has grown to 300-400 individuals.
- Three Years from now – Active in 6 states, forming a community of at least 2,000 individuals.
- Five years from now – Active in 13 states with a community strength of 5,000 individuals.
- Seven years from now – A pan-India project with a community strength of 10,000 individuals.
- Ten years from now – Leading a delegation in the United Nations.
- Fifteen years from now – Becoming a world-wide social movement.
- Fifty years from now – A world free of Alcoholism and Smoking.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Parindey aims to understand the root causes of alcoholsim and smoking in the age group of 15-25 years.
- To analyse it in relation to causes like peer-pressure, low self-esteem, temporary escape from the daily life problems, isolation, cultural and social trend.
- To analyse the direct, indirect, and derived effects of alcoholism and smoking on self, family and extended community circles.
- To strategise ways to make the youth choose balanced and conscious way of life through arts, music, meditation, exploration, and celebration of life.
Our entire organisational existence and inspiration can be said to be vibrating out of a central idea of “Awareness is Bliss”. ‘Awareness is bliss’ refers to the journey of awakening from our deep sleeps. As Osho would say, “We are all asleep, utterly asleep”, we have been purposelessly drifting down our daily lives without thinking about ‘our’ reasons to choose each response. The awakening will come through evaluation of our own self to understand that true freedom is realized only when we choose the responsibility of our actions.
We believe that living the life and celebrating it in the highest spirit is reflective of our raw madness within.
It is not about short term pleasures and desires being fulfilled, but more about perpetual long-term existence that we enjoy through a balanced and conscious way of life. By balance we mean not running towards extremes which generate undesirable by-products. In our run for extreme short term solutions, we are trapped in a perpetuating circle of self-inflicted pains at each step which remain unresolved.
We believe that alcoholism, or smoking per se, are one of these short term solutions which we take up as a source of immediate pleasures but they take the form of a compulsive dependency.This gives us the opportunity to express our understanding of the implications of alcoholism on the social, economic, psychological, geographic, and the cultural foundations of the society.
Socially, the move towards seeking a solution for the our addiction takes us to the doctors who fail to give us a solution. This relegates us to a social circle driven by their compulsive dependency. This is a circle of individuals involved in gambling, robbery, theft, and other means to fulfill this addiction. It is here that we can see the bottle and the smoke controlling our consciousness. This, sadly, is not limited to us but extends to our family directly and our extended circles indirectly. We become a painful baggage of liabilities.
This malignant process varies geographically from region to region depending upon the local cultural variations and belief systems. The process itself takes a form of cultural necessity and becomes a standard of social acceptability.
The policy measures adopted through political negotiations are not uninformed. Bans on alcohol are not an intervention in the individual sphere but a bold statement made regarding the understanding that the ‘personal is political’. It is a statement which says that the several ills like domestic violence rooted in alcoholism are not personal matters but a social evil.