“CHANGE IS ESSENTIAL FOR A BETTERMENT”

Dr. V.V.L.N.Sastry,
Founder,
India Change Foundation

Mahatma Gandhi through silent revolution of “Non Violence” brought Independence to India. Many including likeminded stalwarts like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallbhbhai Patel, Rajagopalachari, Andhra Kesari Tanguturi Prakasam and Host of Others shared the same platform and transformed India from the pre-independence era to a status of “Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic Of India”, the largest democracy in the world today.

Our leaders brought us independence and laid the seeds of freedom of speech as one of our Fundamental Rights (Thanks to Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Father of Indian Constitution, an Ideal for many economically backward people in India irrespective of caste, creed and community as a role model  in our largest democratic nation).

But India, for the kind of resources it had both natural and manpower, it could not reach to the level, where it is expected to reach, due to the socialistic theme followed for some time by our rulers for capital intensive projects for creation of employment, which continued almost for more than 4.5 decades and a sudden change in early Ninty’s to liberalization era with a capitalistic blend. Still we are in the process of economic transformation.

Thanks to the efforts of stalwarts in the India Liberalization era of P.V.Narasimha Rao, who happened to be the architect of liberalization, Today India is recognized by the whole world as one of the important nations.

Implementation of liberalization theme through the hands of Dr.Manmohan Singh, wide opened the opportunities in all the segments to one and all. But this sudden development had its side effect in terms of Rural, Urban divide, which is still continuing in India.

Liberalization theme (Post P.V.era) in transformation got hurt with fractured political mandates. Lead to further vows due to occasional shifts from Leftism to Rightism to Neutrality, so on so forth.

Though liberalization was the brain child of P.V.Narasimha Rao and Dr.Manmohan Singh, but early years of 2000 when India was ruled by another stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who also advocated furtherance of the liberalization and economic growth and sowed the seeds of developmental infrastructure by starting great projects like Golden Quadrilateral and Express High Ways, which have made India regain its GDP growth and helped many basic industries in infrastructure like Steel, Cement, Engineering and Capital Goods. Thanks to his efforts.

Post Vajpayee era, one of the Architects of the liberalization Dr.Manmohan Singh himself  has become Prime Minister, under whose leadership the expectations are that, Indian Nation is poised for an overall growth.

Though today India is reckoned as one of the emerging economies and one among the top 5 nations in the world, lot more change still needs to be seen in our mindset before we start competing with any other nation’s.

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