Bhagidari holds the key to realize the Mission of “New Super India”

By Ankit Arora

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I have incessantly believed that citizens hold the key in transforming nations into Super Powers, and India surely is no exception.

Considering the humongous potential that our country has, the citizens hold the power and the competence to transform India into a Super Power in times to come.

The Prime Minister unwaveringly talks about New India, and we must realize that this Mission cannot be accomplished sans the vibrant participation of every citizen.

While it is indubitably the prerogative of the government of the day to provide basic amenities to the general public and to ensure the execution of the various developmental projects, the citizens have the ultimate say as “Game Changers”.

People’s Power has been the secret behind the success of any prosperous nation, and we should all bear this in mind if we nurture a desire to transform India into a developed nation.

As there are numerous challenges lying ahead, it is time for citizens to play some substantial role or the other, besides their day to day occupational activities, in the development of the nation.

By doing so, the citizens would not only become actual Bhagidars in the development of their locality, city, and nation as a whole, but also ensure the swift execution of the long impending developmental works.

The era of blaming the authorities and the government is passe! Merely having a wait, watch and criticize policy too won’t suffice, and in fact, would only have a detrimental effect!!

Just like when the going gets tough, the tough gets going, in grave matters such as providing basic sanitation facilities and playing grounds to the children, the intelligentsia too should not refrain from playing their role, and thus becoming vehicles for driving plans into action mode.

It is indeed a pleasing sight to see that the citizens today are willing to take initiatives, and have shunned the “chalta hai” attitude.

Unless and until citizens make the authorities aware about the lacunas in the system, it will be imprudent to expect swift results.

It is time to take the Bhagidari movement to be next level. Citizens have to turn into activists in the crusade for correcting the lacunas in the existing system. The need of the hour is to engage the services of the likeminded beings in the developmental works so as to ensure the basic possible amenities like toilets to the tender members of our society-our children. Petty politics needs to be kept at bay, and the sheer focus has to be on the swift implementation of the rudimentary tasks. Just like we do no obligation by casting our vote during elections, we don’t oblige anyone when we play our role in the actual development process. Since lot of things need to be set in order in our house, it becomes imperative for all of us to take a pledge that we will henceforth, devote quality time and efforts towards our nation, and the city we reside in. Let me assure that once the desired results start coming in, the credit of the development would go to the citizens first, and then anyone else. 

The youths have a pivotal role to play in “Nation Building’.  I feel so inspired to see immense promise in each and every student present here in this auditorium.

The 21st century youth is expected to be well abreast with all the issues plaguing the country in addition to being fully aware of the accomplishments of the nation.

I for one, feel euphoric that my great Motherland has significantly moved from the era of “Made in China” to “Make in India”, and this signifies “New India”

The fact that the country has risen from parochial mindset to development signifies “New India”.

The fact that every citizen of the country feels it imperative on their part to contribute towards Nation Building signifies “New India”.

Coming to the issue of Nation Building, Educationists have since time immemorial been regarded and hailed as ‘Nation Builders’ as they have incessantly played a major role in holistically grooming the all-round personality of young minds and transforming them into assets for the society and the nation on the whole. One does not have to be a tycoon such as the Ambani’s, Birla’s or the Tata’s to be acknowledged as a Nation Builder. Anyone who has worked in the field of providing employment to the masses, or engineered a novel plan for skill development, or for that matter, formulated a Masterplan paradigm for safeguarding the environment against various sorts of pollutants and hazards is indubitably a nation builder since he or she has thought and worked for the long term benefits of the masses as a benefactor.

Though the Modi government has miles to go, the Indian PM in particular, deserves plaudits for having accorded top level priority to the germane issue of providing toilets for public convenience. 

I am totally optimistic that the day is not far when my country…my India will emerge as a ‘New Super Power’ in the true sense in different spheres.

For ensuring the progress of the nation, the society has to evolve both at the micro and the macro level.

Every member of the society has to play his or her role if we need to see the progress of the nation. It aches to see every issue being politicized nowadays for achieving petty vested gains. This is distressing, but a grim veracity of life.

The need of the hour is to keep off from such parochial mindsets that only believe in creating more chasms in the society, and cause gratuitous disharmony in the society. 

The onus should be now on pursuing one single dream, that of achieving the Mission of “New Super India”!!

About Ankit Arora:

Ankit Arora is a Political Analyst & Commentator on the National TV. He possesses a sound background of Infrastructure Technology, and has had the privilege to be associated with top ranked Corporates. After the successful completion of his professional studies and attaining a B.Tech (Hons) in ECE, he worked as a Policy Strategic Planner for various Government and Non- Government Organisations. In addition, he has undertaken prestigious projects with renowned social organisations and corporate establishments in the last few years) 

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