Dear Mr. Gandhi,
Things have changed a lot since your birth till today when you are turning 143 years old. Here are all the changes that we as ordinary citizens have witnessed in these six decades.
Indiais like a donkey carrying a sack of gold- the donkey does not know what it’s carrying but is content to go along with the load on its back. The load of gold is the fantastic treasure – in arts, literature, culture and some sciences like Ayurvedic medicine – which we have inherited from the days of the splendor that wasIndia. Unfortunately we are living in a country which is unable to make use of its complete potential. Living in the second most populous country gives us the important resource in abundance; human resource. This man power, if effectively used could make us scale great heights in the social and economic strata of our country.
Last quarter, our GDP was at its lowest. This is not probably expected out of a developing country likeIndiawhere 70 percent of its population practices agriculture. Foreign direct investments are extremely low, as Adi Godrej pointed out, because industries from other countries fear to invest here. The value of the rupee is falling at a hemorrhaging rate. There is economic revolution that is in call for, for bringing a sustainable development in the country’s economic growth
The country is being ruled by politicians who act more like money makers than social servants. Holding a position in politics is a matter of prestige rather than a place where social reformation could be made. “Money” talks everywhere. In every area, political recommendation speaks the most and people with the best recommendation find life a bed of roses. Money is of primary importance, and politicians involve themselves in the worst activities just for the sake of minting money.
As years have gone by, many people have realized the necessity for social awareness and improving the living conditions of the poor. Many NGO’s have been initiated which purely focus on social awareness and service. This is probably a first step in going a long way to make our country a better place to live in.
Few people have set an example by achieving milestones in various fields of engineering, sports, literature etc. Youngsters, the future ofIndiaconsider these people as their inspiration and work hard towards achieving their goal. It is this younger generation which needs to rise to the occasion since they will be forming an integral part in the political scenario of the country in the future.
We really hope that, even if the growth is slow, it should occur to ensure thatIndiastands with it head held high among the other countries because it faces by competitors who are willing to sweat it out to bring about a change.
A revolutionary change is required in the attitude of the people and the leaders who are taking the country forward.
Gone are the days when leaders like you stood for their country and fought against the common enemies.
Today all that these leaders do is fight and raise fingers at each other.
In the end I would only like to say Happy Birthday Mr. Gandhi.