Today’s ET has so much to read and write from on our Independence Day. One should at least take a glance at some of the excellent content that is posted on India Empowered – Young at 60.
I found that some thoughts expressed by beloved our PM need excerpting in our blog. So, here we go:
- The idea of
, of unity in diversity, of openness and inclusiveness has withstood the test of time and history and is our great contribution to humankind these past 60 years. India
- In the first three decades of
, we grew at 3.5% per annum. In the second three decades, our annual growth rate went up to nearly 6%. In the past few years, the growth rate has been close to 9% per annum. This has been made possible by a rising rate of investment, now at around 35% of national income, and rising productivity of labour and capital. If we can sustain these rates, and step up the productivity of land labour, we should be able to attain double-digit rates of growth in the near future. Independence is on the move. India
- In the past 60 years, people moved to where work was available; in the next 60 years, work must move where people live.
- While our democracy is our great strength and a unifying force, we must not allow it to become an excuse for not working together in the larger national interest.
- Indians have proved that individually they can excel and compete with the best in the world. We must be able to do so collectively too.
- To overcome the many challenges we face – developmental as well as social, domestic and external – we require at least a minimal consensus on a national agenda.