Every country needs a vision statement which stirs the imagination and motivates all segments of society greater effort. It is an essential step in building a political consensus on a broad national development strategy, which encompasses inter-alias, the roles and responsibilities of different agents in the economy, such as Central, State and local government, the private corporate sector, the small and tiny sector, people organizations etc.
It must identify the potential risks and bottlenecks and their possible solutions in order to mobilize efforts in a focused manner. It is clear, therefore that to meet these objectives, a vision statement has to operate at several levels of generality and specificity. India in 2020 - A Vision It has always been the dream of every citizen of an economically backward and poor country, to see that the country developed with no negative systems or ideas or beliefs. It is my dream also to see India as one of the most developed nations.
2020 is a good deadline for seeing a developed India. One always feels sad when we see someone begging on the streets or when we see dirty, broken roads in shabby slums. One also feels jealous when we hear about the United States advancing in every field. By 2020, India will be on the same platform on which America is now. The first and foremost thing I see in India 2020 is 100 percent literacy rate. Every citizen in the country will be able to read, write and understand any one language including the farmers and slum-dwellers.
India will not have any unemployment. The people will earn their bread and there shall be none called 'beggars'. The beggars will also be employed at least as sweepers earning a small but a salary of their own. The people shall be above the poverty line. Education is the second main thrust area of this document.
Greater coverage and better quality education at all levels from basic literacy to hi-tech science and technology is the essential prerequisite for raising agricultural productivity and industrial quality, spurring growth of India's budding and biotechnology sectors, stimulating growth of Manufactured and service exports, improving health and nutrition, domestic stability and quality of governance. The report calls for concerted efforts to abolish illiteracy, achieve 100 per cent enrolment at primary and secondary levels, and broaden access to higher education and vocational training through traditional and non- traditional delivery system
India in 2020 will not have recognition in the world as a developing country but a name as a developed country. India will be far advanced in the fields of science, military, technology. India will stand up and say I am the world leader and I don't take orders from anybody be it USA, Russia or anybody else for the matter. I will decide my own decisions and will stand to it. And also India will take an active step in the development of other below par countries and strive for their development.
I was sitting and reflecting, thinking what I want my India to be like. We have been busy being critical of the present times and government that we have actually never stopped and thought what we want our country to be like but we definitely know what we don’t want it to be like.
But now I have a fairly clear vision of what I want my India to be like. While envisaging my India I had to keep in mind that the India of my dreams should be practical and sustainable enough to accommodate all my fellow citizens whether registered with the Government of India or not.
I had to bear in mind that India is also called a subcontinent and not just a country. It has; from the coldest places- Drass in western Ladak to the hottest – Thar desert. India is called a subcontinent not only because of its myriad geographical structures- rivers, mountains, plateaus etc. but also because of diversity in cultures, ethnicity, languages, population and anatomy.
While travelling across India from Kanyakumari to J&K one witnesses such assortment that it sort of represents a subcontinent in itself. On the geographical front where India has the highest peak in the world – Mt. Everest and the highest plateau as well – the Tibetan Plateau also known as the roof of the world.
India also has the deepest point – the Mariana Trench.
This subcontinent has to a place where harmony and peace can prevail with people gradually developing as a part of a self – sustaining and self – sufficient society.
The differences in cultural heritage must be incorporated in its best forms for enhancement of the generations’ intellect and to instill the patriotic spirit not only for the country but for different religions, sects, classes etc. Hierarchy may exist but due to its existence no divide should hinder my India’s’ progress.
I dream of an India where people are eager to except the divergence in ethnicity without resulting in partition of land, civil strife or insurgencies. An ideal India which wouldn’t be prejudiced on the basis of dialect, an India where vernacular languages would definitely exist as a part of heritage and would be passed on generations down the line altogether but wouldn’t be the reason for distress between individuals or community.
The ever so different population of millions would stand as one; against injustice done to one. There would be transparency between the elected representatives and the people they represent- the people from among whom they have come.
The representatives would have to convince the people through action rather than hollow words to be suitable for candidacy for any post as esteemed as a minister of Government of India. This India would work towards bridging the economic disparity and thus bringing close – those friends that have been looked down upon with contempt and thus have drifted apart.
People here would work towards social advancements and bring to fore hidden talents and cultural legacies. The community would benefit from a symbiotic relationship and understanding. It would curb ways that adversely affect the environment and use the natural resources judiciously.
An understanding populace would cultivate healthy practices of hygiene and sanitation improving the standards of living.
There would be availability of resources for the need of all from fooding to health care facilities.
The industrial sector in this India would be consumer and environment friendly and would be instrumental in bringing low cost, effective tools for the comfort of individuals; preventing inflation at any point of time.
India of my vision would occupy the position of the harmonic country in international relations bringing the world together.
My vision is an educated, intellectual, healthy and compassionate India.