Oaths and Pledges: Does anyone still value them?In a country as diverse as India, anything that gives hope to the common man is a welcome sign. One such act is Oaths and Pledges taken by Politicians, ministers, Government servants and other service sectors. These are taken legally as per rules prior to appointment or people commit to them when they speak to the public at meetings and interviews.
But deep within,we all know that many times it's just a farce, People who should uphold justice can be bribed, people who have to maintain law and order can be cajoled to look the other way, authorities who have to help the common man need to be bribed even to release a simple meager pension amount.
Even in the healthcare sector, doctors pledge to save human lives and do no harm but sadly some do not keep their promises. It seems now that an oath or a pledge is just a mere formality, a ritual to keep the system happy and mislead the common man who has got used to it. I think the public would now be surprised if somebody takes an Oath and upholds it.