Are We Giving Real Value to Our Hard Earned Freedom?

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India has achieved much in the last 60 years. From being a hungry, starving nation to an exporter of food items; from being a nation of the uneducated, unemployed to being one of the largest talent pools and the world's back-office; from a third world country to one of the three super powers of the future; India has earned it all. As a blossoming republic, India has emerged from the shadow of colonialism to evolve as one of the fastest growing world economies, transforming millions of lives in her wake. Always equated with snake charmers, elephants, half-naked fakirs, the rope trick, the holy cow, crowds and pollution, India is now known for her educated manpower, software engineers, Bollywood, professional NRIs and business magnets, among other things. The country has achieved self-sufficiency in almost all areas and has developed into one of the top ten industrial world powers. However it must be noted that India’s development is rather twisted, with her communications not matching her cost-effective explosion. 

In the current world atmosphere, everything depends on money and power and there is not much concern about the real value of love and compassion. If human society loses the value of justice, the value of compassion, the value of honesty, we will face greater difficulties in the future. Some people may think that these sort of ethical attitudes are not much needed in the areas of business or politics. I strongly disagree. In politics, if you have a good motivation and seek a better human society, you will be a good honest politician. Politics itself is not bad. We talk about politics being dirty, but this a mistake. Politics is a necessary instrument to solve human problems, the problems of human society. It is not bad in itself. However, if politics is practiced by people lacking a good motivation, who only have selfish and short-term ends, then of course it becomes bad. Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

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