Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Professor M.S.Rao’s Republic Day Message — India is a Land Where Dreams Become Realities

“Let new India arise out of peasants cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper.” — Swami Vivekananda

Indians celebrate Republic Day on 26th January every year as the Constitution of India came into force on this day in 1950.  Here are some areas we must consider improving to build a strong and prosperous country.

Education: We must emphasize making Indian education system practical. Currently it is following rote learning and producing educated illiterates. We must emphasize more on employability than employment. Employability is about upgrading skills, abilities and knowledge constantly to stay relevant as per the current times. It is to learn, unlearn and relearn regularly. Employment is the ability to grab jobs. Due to rapid growth in technology, the skills and abilities are getting irrelevant quickly. Hence, we must learn constantly. Additionally, there is no permanent employment, but only permanent employability in the world. Education must open the window to the outside world. It must make people understand what is just and right. It must help them realize their hidden potential to add value to them and society.  
Economy: Indian economy is not growing rapidly. We must utilize our natural and human resources to ensure rapid progress to build a strong economy. India is still a developing nation in spite of achieving independence almost seven decades ago. There are four countries — BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) that have potential grow globally. India is blessed with the young population in the world. Hence, it is time for all Indians to work hard and smart to leverage the youth to build a strong economy.
Environment: We must stress on ecology to build a clean and healthy environment. We must protect our mother earth by taking environment-friendly measures to ensure better civilization.  
Empowerment: To achieve rapid economic growth, empower people with right tools and techniques. Emphasize on women empowerment to take country forward rapidly. Remember, no society can grow without the active participation and support of women.
Ethics: We must emphasize more on means than ends. We must achieve success with integrity. We must emphasize on spiritual values rather than on materialistic ones.


“Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.” — Frank Lloyd Wright

India is a land of dreams where dreams become realities. We must be proud to be born in a country where a Sikh can become the Prime Minister. We must be proud to be born in a country where a Muslim can become the President. We must be proud to be born in a country where a woman can become the Prime Minister. We must be proud to be born in a country where a woman can become the President. We must be proud to be born in a country where a tea seller can become the Prime Minister. India offers equal opportunities to all Indians irrespective of gender, region, religion, race, ethnicity, language and community. That is the greatness of India!  We must be proud of being Indians first and last. Above all, we must be proud to be born as Indians. Jai Hind!

“We are Indians, firstly and lastly.” — B. R. Ambedkar

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Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
Recipient of 10th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award―2015

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