Hope is the most essential feeder for growth in any nation. What Hope asks for is focus to build a nation that is compassionate, humble, confident and above all a great one.
The great Indian obsession with wanting to be a great power is impractical, completely undesirable and nonsensical. I want India to be a GREAT NATION instead of just a GREAT POWER. I want a CREDIBLE INDIA instead of being a part of INCREDIBLE INDIA, because:
- Great Powers destroy, Great Nations Nurture
- Great Powers are built by Rulers, Great Nations are built by its Citizens
Unfortunately contemporary History is filled with many such examples which supports this thought. Without exception many nations who were once super power failed to the core; be it the Roman Empire, French or the British Empire. All of them have been liquidated. The American empire is now teetering on the brink of collapse.
- where the ruled and rulers are equal in terms of everything
- where everybody feels a sense of belonging
- where research is given primary importance
- where education is central
- where relationships matter above all else
These are quite a few things which I expect from my Mother Land. When I say we need an India 'where the ruled and the rulers are equal'; I mean to say something like what happens in Turkey. In Turkey when Tayyip Erdogan came into power, he ruled that ministers and members or parliament ought to live in their own houses. He argued, "If you want to be representative of people, you must live and work with your people". That is what I expect from India.
When I say "everybody feels a sense of belonging", I say it on the basis of something which happened in Switzerland (I didn't visit Switzerland but read it in some magazine). Micheline CalmRey - the former President of Switzerland was forced to stand and travel in train because there were no seats available. Though there was one seat vacant for the physically handicapped, the ticket checker didn't allot it to her and she didn't mind for the same. That is the best example how I want my co-citizens and politicians in power to be.
I want an India where Research and Education is given the prime importance. I am not just satisfied with being a part of the Outsourcing Hub of the world, I want my Nation to be the Manufacturing and Educational Hub of the world.
I want an India which maintains a great trade and commerce relationship with the countries in world. I want a Credible India which promises me a secured and great Future. I am not satisfied with just being a part of INCREDIBLE INDIA ,I want to be iN CREDIBLE INDIA.