In a democratic country like India, it is always difficult for any governance to satisfy its citizens, have rapid development, avoid criticism and refrain itself from manipulation, all at once. It is because of the varied cultural heritage and vast diversity that exists here, the reason of which lies in its history of thousands of years.
Today, even after 66 years of independence, India ranks 119th in the Human Development Index (HDI) out of a total of 177 countries according to UN & ranks 139th out of 182 nations in gross domestic product index according to the international monetary funds. I believe all of us are responsible for it. Because government is supposed to be “of the people; for the people; by the people”. Alas, it no more is.
Today, in India, politics merely means usurping absolute power and misusing it to amass wealth, satisfy greed and instil threat among the ordinary people. It is a grief to say that corruption is at its epitome and the sufferings of humanity have been testified. What is required now is a revolution that will change India for the good.
I believe that only innovation or only practical wisdom is not enough to solve the problems of our country, but rather a combination of both shall accomplish the task. To justify my statement I’d like to explain both. Present political leaders, may it be prime minister, president or any other minister, are highly educated and well versed with the practical ways of governing the nation. They have been in the legislative assembly for a number of years together, but still failed to abolish grieve members of society such as poverty, illiteracy, bribery, unemployment, etc. The reason is obvious: they want everything to be done in an orthodox manner. Even an eye-witnessed criminal is given a lawyer and years are wasted to prove his guilt. With such a government/leader the development of India shall remain at bay.
On the other hand we have the newly appointed chief minister of Delhi, Mr Arwind Kejriwal, who initially seemed to be a promising young ‘AAM AADMI’ but displayed his immaturity as the time passed. Of course the ideas should be innovative, but not put into action instantly as if it is a trial and error! Lack of experience is prominent in his approach, which seems dangerous at times.
Hence I believe combination of both, innovation and practical wisdom is necessary in a country like India. The greatest advantage we have is our youth which accounts for more than 40% of total population. Imagine 460 million inspired youths coupled with practical wisdom developing India. Wouldn’t that be a sight?