- Culture Dinkar – India is a patchwork of cultures, shaped and mentored by its openness, fluidity and timeless beauty. Then write, this fluidity must tread the new landscape of globalisation (X) by climbing up, descending down, turning and stopping when necessary Nehru – India is a Great Civilisation due to its unique ability to blend Unity in Diversity – Discovery of India Opportunity The 21st century is said to be an Asian century. To make it an Indian century, it is important that….
In the past fifty years more and more spiritual movements from India have been exported to the West—a few of them were by charlatan gurus, but the vast majority of them provided attractive and established spiritual solutions to the art of living. This explains the persistent hold of India as a destination for young people in the West (and increasingly the East) seeking an alternative way to live their lives. Neither is this a new fad. The tendency goes back two thousand years. Fa Hien and Huen Tsang, two Chinese travelers, came looking for Buddhist wisdom. Alberuni, an Islamic scholar who was more interested in the rational achievements of the Hindus in mathematics and astronomy, was attracted by Vedanta. Later, after the West discovered India, great nineteenth-century intellectuals like Goethe, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche were influenced by Indian philosophy. In more recent times, Theosophists, Ramakrishna Missions, Transcendental Meditation, and numerous spiritual and yoga organizations have introduced the world to the “Indian way of life.”
3D: Democracy, Demography, Demand
“If there is heaven on earth, it is in India” – Max Muller
India has sheltered the persecuted and the refugees of all regions and all nations of the earth
Indian Talent + Information Technology = India Tomorrow
Team India- A Team of 125 crore Indians.
Socio- Economic goals
- Gandhiji’s Talisman: Actions should be assessed on the basis of their impact on the last man.
- MG- Poverty is the worst form of violence.
- Principle of Antyodaya- Upliftment of poor and marginalised and those left behind
- Divide between Bharat and India / haves and have nots
- Wipe every tear from every eye
- “We need to create pedestrian crossings on the highway of globalisation” - K R Naraynan
- Everything else can wait but not agriculture- J Nehru
- Race among nations is not necessarily won by those with immense resources, but by those who have the capacity to make the most effective use of those resources for nation building.That capacity is directly related to the ability to make effective public policies and to implement these policies effectively. A good public policy with poor implementation is of no value and significance to society and nation
- When the architects of our nation wrote the magnificent words of the constitution, they were signing a promissory note to which every Indian was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life and dignity. It is obvious that India has defaulted on this promissory note.
- Vision of India
Food for every mouth
Work for every hand
Spark in every eye and
Joy in every soul
- Gandhiji’s vision of independent India: Gandhi wrote in Harijan that he wanted “not a pyramid but an oceanic circle” of complete equality. In such a circle, “the last would be first, in fact there would be no first and no last”, and the individual citizen, not a president or prime minister, would occupy the circle’s centre.
Now is the time to make real promises of democracy
Peace- Tolerance- Unity/ Values of India
- Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat
- Land of Buddha, Mahavira and Gandhi- proponent of Ahimsa
- Vasudhav Kutumbakam (Entire world is one family): Brotherhood
- Tolerance: Let noble thoughts flow in from all directions: Rig Veda
- Respect for humans: Seva Parmo Dharma (Service is ultimate duty)
- Satyamev Jayate
- Environmental friendly: Worship nature
- History is full of Empires of Sword, but India alone created an Empire of the Spirit. – Michael Wood , the famous historian
- We should be the torchbearer of these values for the entire world.
- To put ideal of ‘unity in diversity’ in action
- India is a young country but an old civilisation. . The accumulation of cultural wealth over the centuries is immense
- It is a country held together by strong but invisible threads- Nehru
- At least 3 religions, one thousand languages, the world’s oldest unuversity and the greatest of the 7 wonders of the world all originate from the Indian subcontinent. The notion of democracy was started in the janpads fo Vaishali. Aryabhatt’s and Varahimihir’s contribution in maths and science were exemplary. Till well upto the middle of the second millenium, India made up to 20% of the world’s GDP. It is therefore not inappropriate to label India as the “Sone ki chidiya” or the bird with the golden wings
- At the tip of India’s mainland, in Kanyakumari, where the 3 seas meet, there lies a statue of Swami Vivekananda, that looks towards the ocean. On, one hand, it is an invitation to the spiritual world of India. On the other hand, it is also Swami’s message to India, to be courageous, valiant and look beyond its borders, and believe in, ” Arise, Awake and stop not till the goal is reached.”