Divyank Kothari

Topics: Democracy, India, Government Pages: 2 (806 words) Published: December 17, 2012
"DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD TODAY - DOES IT REALLY EXIST IN THE TRUEST SENSE?"         Yes, Democracy not only exists in the truest sense, but also is the most successful form of the governance. Let us see what is democracy?         In the phrase of Abraham Lincoln, democracy is a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people." In the dictionary definition, democracy "is government by the people in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system." The dignity of man is recognized and respected, people are given ample opportunities to become strong and self reliant.  To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness. If In the words of Aristotle, “liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” Therefore success and failure of democracy can be  judged by measuring  the pulse of common people. Their level of satisfaction is the true index of success or failure of democracy. If we see the satisfaction level people of major democratic countries like USA and UK, we will find they are much more satisfied than other democratic countries like India which are still in developing stage. Now we come to our own country which is seen as the world's largest democracy. French Nobel Laureate, Romain Rolland said about India, “ If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.” Despite so many diversities and odds India is marching ahead. India’s acievements in IT sector are being recognised by the whole world. Indian economy is growing very fast. The wealthiest Indians are some of the richest people in the world — owning palaces, fleets of luxury cars, jewels, and very big bank...
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