I am writing this letter to put forth my observation and suggestion on an important point. I hope you will appreciate my endeavor to react with you, as a citizen of India, and place for your consideration a humble opinion from my side.
The first and foremost thing which I would like you to do is to act with conviction. I feel that, as Prime Minister, your actions should not be based on political strategies to win another election but on the principles of development. I am of the opinion that you should be able to rise above political considerations in the execution of your Office.
Sir, poverty and illiteracy still remain among our major issues; after 65 years of Independence. As a renowned economist, you may not require any suggestions from our side. Still, I find it necessary to bring to your notice an opinion which I think would be fruitful. I draw your attention to a news item which appeared in the Malayalam dailies today (01/12/2012). It says that an amount of approximately 25 lakhs got deposited in the bank account of a youth who was finding it difficult to meet the expenses for his kidney transplant operation. All this amount in just one day and the money had been donated by kind hearted persons, especially Malayalis across the World. Don’t you think this is a source that can be tapped and used for the welfare of the poor and the illiterate? Is it not possible to create a fund especially for the purpose? I am sure that there will be lot many Indians who would voluntarily take part in such an exercise. Only thing is that they should be taken into confidence that the fund will not be diverted or misused. Involvement of social workers at different levels can be solicited in planning and executing the project. The project should include items like procurement of land and construction of houses for rehabilitation, provision for food, clothing and education etc.
Schools providing quality education should be opened in every nook and corner of the Country. Tuition, including books, should be provided free of cost. Legislation should be brought in to make it a criminal offence if the parents fail to send their children to schools. The states should be made responsible to ensure that orphan children are send to schools. Sir, I need not tell you that proper implementation is more important than planning.
There are many other issues like corruption etc which are hitting our roots. But, I don’t want to waste your valuable time by bringing out issues which are already hot in the oven.
Sir, I wish you all the very best.
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Disclaimer: The above article is the personal opinion of the author and not of the publication.