“Adopt the good and discard the bad”, is a common statement we all get to learn while growing up. The current Indian Government has very keenly adopted the dynamic media presentations of the west. So now, the Prime Minister and the media spokesperson, like a theatre act, walk up to the media ramp in front of the cameras, to deliver their speech – Sound familiar? Yes, it’s the style used by the President of the United States of America when the White House addresses its nation.
Though it’s a good idea to adopt good things from the most powerful nation, adopting only the plastic presentation part is not really prize-worthy. If the Government had to adopt something, they should have adopted a bit of their foreign policy – or at the very least, learned just a little bit about dignity and self-preservation. One should take an example from people and nations that do not hold back when it comes to protecting their citizens and their rights. On the other hand, our current Government seems obsessed only with their vote bank; their every statement and decision reflects political agenda.
A Government has to have the correct set of implementation policies and ministers to protect and see these policies through. It’s been over 6 decades since we attained freedom; this freedom has produced plenty of people who prefer to think about their own financial enrichment. The saddest part is, no one cares about where our National Treasury is heading to. The financial stability of a country is based on a set of proper implementation scenarios by its Government. If the Government itself is involved heavily in dozens of scams, who is really the one guarding the future of Indian Citizens?
Rather than protecting its citizens, suppressing corruption, and taking our nation to a stable and secure state, the current Government has failed to protect our citizens, their rights, and even our national borders. Nothing is more shameful for a nation than having two of its neighboring nations continuously intruding its limits. To top it up, our Government has nothing to fix it. Is submitting an appeal for help to foreign powers the best we can do? And do nothing about the situation at hand?
No, If something must be adapted from the superpowers, it has to be the ‘guts’ to retaliate against foreign threats and neutralize them on high priority. Dynamic presentation is needed to gain an audience, not to run a nation.
Thoughts of a common man, Utilizing the Right to speech and expression
A nation is built and run on a number of factors. These factors include defence policy, state & central policies, foreign policies etc. etc. While the people we choose to run the Government make & edit these policies with so called ” growth ” in mind, if we look closely we will find out that the policies and expenditures are being conducted strictly on subjective opinions of individuals who are in no way competent to make those decisions and handle huge amounts of National Treasure
Whether we talk about common wealth games where more or about Rs.10000cr was spent & the results were disastrous or talk about the grand community park by the Uttar Pradesh CM that took almost Rs.600Cr. These are just some latest expenditures that pop into ones mind when thinking about the tragic situation of BPL ( below poverty line ) community in India & to say the least about excluding all the essentials from the state or central development list.
There are two aspects of this scenario. One is that our chosen leaders or the decision makers decide to spend a large chunk of money on a particular project. After the completion, almost every time a ” Ghotala “, a scam comes out naming a few people for their indecent involvement & illegal usage of state/National funds. Actually It’s now a very common outcome of any new venture that takes place. The very first thing that comes to mind is ” How much would someone be gulping in the whole process ? “. Why does every time a giant venture takes place, scam comes out of it. Then goes the Inquiries & commissions that takes some more resources & time. Well, after all the losses to national treasure, what’s the point in beating around the bush ?
Second aspect of these expenditures is about the necessity. Let’s consider the latest example of the Community Garden/Park project that was completed a few months back and took about Rs.600cr to get completed. The venture by the Honourable Uttar Pradesh CM has no standing whatsoever in terms of state development. The one question that comes to mind is ” Does UP need a 600cr park ? ” or ” A good Hospital, School, better maintenance of village roads, better electricity supply lines, cheaper food & clean water ” could have been achieved with this huge sum of money.
A hungry or sick person cannot get anything out of that park or won’t give a damn about the CW games. A illiterate child cannot get education from that park.
These are just two examples that show the current status of our National Policies, where Need & Necessity has no standing what so ever. If only educated and competent people run our Government & make policies and adhere to rules of engagement, India can grow at a more rapid pace than it is growing right now.
It’s about opening our eyes to the fact that it’s we who choose the leaders of tomorrow & if we do that carefully, a large sum of resources can be saved & utilized where it makes a difference.
Just my observation to words.