Every one whether in the individual capacity or in collective capacity or a country itself, every entity needs a vision statement, which motivates to get into a greater effort to put the things into one direction? In the context of individual, a vision statement helps in putting various endeavors in one direction to achieve goal or accomplish vision. In the context of a country, it helps in encompassing the role and responsibility of different agents in the economy, such as Central, State and local government, the private corporate sector, the small and tiny sector, people’s organizations etc. One has to identify the potential areas of strength building and indentify bottlenecks to take corrective measures in a focused manner. It is clear, therefore, that to meet the objectives, a vision statement has to operate several levels of generality and specificity. My plain vision statement of INDIA 2020- shall be “A fearless, strong, self reliant all rounder India”. I do compare India with a cricket player having all skills of the game to remain a match winner. WHERE THE MIND WOULD BE WITHOUT FEAR
The following poem by the great poet Rabindranath Tagore adumbrates my insight of INDIA in 2020. Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.
Where the knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where the words come out from the depth of truth
Where the tireless striving stretches its arms towards the perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by Thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country
After the decades of sufferings and humiliation in the hands of terrorism, I see people of India would be living a fearless and a peaceful life by the year 2020. By that time Indo Pakistan issues will get settled and they will not look at each other as enemies. If not...