Vipin Sharma Writes a Letter to the Prime Minister


Mr. ManMohan Singh

I hope you are fine. Let me first introduce myself, I am an ordinary citizen of India, and I just want to ask you a simple question- why is India still counted among the developing countries.

Why has it been ‘a developing country’ since the time of my birth? Does it mean that there has been no progress in India since 1990s?

Many great achievements of Indians throughout the ages inspire us to be proud Indians. We have the largest democracy in the world.

The first university in the world was established in Takshila in the year 700 BC. Students from all over the world come to study here. The father of Plastic Surgery – “Sushruta” was an Indian. But all these only sound like heroic tales, which in serious sense are all very misleading and fictional.

India is faced with problems which are uncontrollable and that list is also never ending, same as the list containing Indian achievements.

Gram Panchayats exist in India but without direction. Do the local governments and municipalities and gram panchayats even get sufficient funds? Then who is really responsible for the bad state of roads or the garbage accumulating?

The local problems have to be resolved by local bodies. The Village Governing bodies should be made responsible to see that there are no violations of the national agenda at the village level. They should ensure that there is not a single case of child marriage, bride
burning or domestic violence. Youth of the village should be engaged in fruitful activities like maintaining cleanliness, inoculations of
children, adult education etc.

The major problems faced by India are at the grass root level and they will have to be sorted out there. India needs to put the idea of
federalism in practice urgently.

Vipin Sharma

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