31 August 2007

I have a passion....The rise of a Great Nation.

Its everyone’s dream to live in a developed India. Our Ex. Prez Dr. kalam even compiled a 10-point vision for the country to be achieved in coming 12 years
Global competitiveness for any nation is indeed a big challenge. For achieving such a competitive edge for a nation, it is essential to have a vision. I would like to share with you my visualisation of such a nation.

1. A nation where the rural and urban divide has reduced to a thin line.
2. A nation where there is an equitable distribution and access to energy and quality water.
3. A nation where agriculture, industry and service sector work together in symphony, absorbing technology thereby resulting in sustained wealth-generation leading to greater high value employment opportunities.
4. A nation where education is not denied to any meritorious candidates because of societal or economic discrimination or because of constraints of rules.
5. A nation which is the best destination for the most talented scholars, scientists, and investors from all over the world.
6. A nation where the best of healthcare is available to all and the communicable diseases like AIDS/TB, water and vector borne diseases and other stress diseases, cardiac diseases, cancer and diabetes are brought down.
7. A nation where the governance uses the best of the technologies to be responsive, transparent, fully connected in a high bandwidth e-governance grid, easily accessible and also simple in rules, thereby corruption free.
8. A nation where poverty has been totally eradicated, illiteracy removed and crimes against women are absent and none in the society feels unalienated.
9. A nation that is prosperous, healthy, secure, peaceful and happy and continues with a sustainable growth path.
10. A nation that is one of the best places to live in on the earth and brings smiles on the one billion-plus faces.

Dr. Kalam doesn’t stop at this point. He provides us an integrated action plan as well.
Integrated action: To meet the need of one billion people, we have the mission of transforming India into a developed nation. We have identified five areas where India has a core competence for integrated action:
1. Agriculture and food processing;
2. Reliable and quality electric power; surface transport and infrastructure for all parts of the country;
3. Education and healthcare;
4. Information and communication technology (ICT); and
5. Strategic sectors.

These five areas are closely inter-related and if properly implemented, will lead to food, economic and national security of our country. In each of these areas, there is a wealth of opportunities awaiting nations who would like to work together for mutual benefits in a win-win situation.

Each of these missions comprise many projects, investments, innovations, marketing and therefore many partnerships are possible. Those who seek out will find a new opportunity. Let us remember the adage, 'early bird catches the worm.'

Fellow blogger Gurudev comes up with a superb compilation of goals and requirements to achieve this fete.

What impressed me in the compilation was the importance given to very Indian nature of facts and considerations.

Let me put forth some of my favourite points from that article.
Every child in the country will get a compulsory free and quality primary education (education, not literacy)
No reservations in the education system.
All discrepancies in the current education system will be corrected including wrongly attributing many of the ancient Indian discoveries and inventions to western scientists (ex: Pythagorean theorem, calculus, etc)
History will be presented as it is. The students will have access to a variety of sources of history rather to that of a particular ideology.
The education system has to make a student social centric not self centric.

Employment will be a basic fundamental right
Employment should be based only on capability and merit.

Health Insurance is free for any and every type of ailment and covered by the tax a person pays.
Yoga classes will be introduced in all schools.

Farming of Genetically modified crops will be banned
Farming will be one of the self employments providing great returns to the farmer
It will be illegal to convert agricultural land for any other purpose.

All defense material are indigenously manufactured

No general public case will be delayed by more than a few months
Since all the youth are employed, crime rate will be very minimal zero in the country.

Tax on income will be 30% but this will guarantee free medical care, health insurance, accident insurance, quality motorable roads, free telephone calls within the country, free broadband, free primary education, free minimum electricity, protection of heritage sites, maintenance of gardens, playgrounds, public libraries etc.

Stronger Rupee = Stronger India

30% of the land area will be dedicated to natural and protected forests
Rain water harvesting systems will be set up all over the country and deep borewells will be banned except in exceptional situations

There will be a mandatory public library of latest and up to date digital books
Students will be encouraged more towards basic science than at technological implementations
Air travel within the country is cheap.
Travel all over the country is free for retired personnel by bus, air and trains.
Election Commission, Intelligence agencies, Reserve Bank, Research Organizations, Police forces, etc will be politically independent systems.

All cultural heritage sites of the country will be well preserved.
Every school will also have lessons on various art forms for students. Indian dance forms, ancient Indian martial arts, painting, music, etc will be the available options for students.
There will be a compulsory annual cultural educational tour in every school to at least one of the cultural sites listed by the government.

No person convicted of murder, attempt to murder, rape, corruption, fraud, poaching, misuse of public office will be allowed to stand for an election
If in an election, people of a constituency cast majority negative votes (i.e vote against all candidates in the list), then there will be a re-election in the constituency and none of the existing candidates will be allowed to contest in the re-election.
Government will not favor any religion nor will fund any religious activities.Public will have the right to recall their representative by filing a petition with the election commission, if they feel that the representative is under performing.

There are many more such interesting points that will definitely help India transform into a super power. Gurudev, Thanks for providing us this list. Click here to read the complete article.


Priya said...

"No person convicted of murder, attempt to murder, rape, corruption, fraud, poaching, misuse of public office will be allowed to stand for an election"
whenever this happens India will definetely become"Suwarna Bharat"...kaamna karte hain ye din dur na ho..ye din hum bhi dekhen na ke sirf humare naati aur naati ke naati...

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Anonymous said...

Some very nice thoughts and visions to make our Mother India into a truly developed nation and it is we who have to stand up to the challenge...Nice post!!

neela said...

ee kanasugaLu bega nanasaagali....

December Stud said...

Very nice...and with current technology, we have all the tools to do our best. We just need to have the will to succeed.

Prashanth M said...

How many of us have this passion?? Greed takes over the passion easily... :(

BTW did you hear about Rs 0 denomination currency notes?? An initiative by a group from Chennai to curb corruption...