The expectations of next generation Indians are quite different from those of the older generations. They demand better quality goods and services. To meet their expectations, the government must move out of some activities. Moreover, there is a need to introduce radical changes in institutions and governance. Meeting aspirations is one of the top priorities for the new government. But the most pressing challenge for the new government is generating productive jobs.Subrahmanyam Jaishankar’s provocative and highly readable book on India’s foreign and security policy offers an honest and authentic vision of Indian foreign policy, as it deals with direct threats from China and its growing influence. Jaishankar’s aphoristic style requires the reader to insert their own interpretations to fully grasp his message, which is surprisingly direct, yet still highly compelling.
The author makes a strong case for a return to history as a means of shaking compatriots out of their inflexible postwar nationalism. He argues that our compatriots are paralyzed by our obsession with dogma and self-absorption, and we should not allow these to become obstacles to our progress.
In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked three catchy slogans: ‘Sabka Saath, sabka vikas, sabka prayas,’ ‘Chhota kisan bane desh ki shaan’ (small farmer’s support), and ‘Sabka Prayas,’ a phrase that encourages small farmers and other rural people. Modi, wearing a saffron headgear and blue jacket, stressed the need for unity to attain ‘Naya Bharat’.
Achieving these goals is an important part of Modi’s vision for India. After Partition, India needed reconciliation. Unfortunately, since governments have failed to address the division lines, hatred between Hindus and Muslims persists. This will have to change. And it’s not going to happen overnight. The young people of India must take part in these efforts to achieve peace.
In his address, PM Modi emphasized the need for science and technology in agriculture. The government must consider the needs of small farmers, who own 80 per cent of the land in India. Modi cited various government schemes, including direct benefit transfer. In addition, the government is working on making the e-commerce platform available to self-help groups, enabling them to sell their goods.
The government has worked very hard to make this happen. Many old laws have been abolished. More than 15,000 compliances were canceled during the Corona epidemic. As a result, thousands of hospitals will soon have their own oxygen plants. This is a monumental step towards achieving the goals of the Prime Minister’s vision for the country.
The campaign to make health services available to the poor in India is moving forward rapidly. There have been important reforms in medical education, and equal attention is being paid to preventive healthcare. The number of medical seats in the country has increased dramatically. The Ayushman Bharat scheme is providing quality health services to every village and the Jan Aushadhi Yojana makes affordable medicines available to the poor and middle class.