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An Open Letter to Modi for Ushering in Transformation

Prof.  N.K.  Singh

Dear Modi ji

Prof.  N.K.  SinghThe nation has given you unprecedented mandate and blessings for your agenda of change and transformation. I have been in Varanasi in our management college and interacted with hundreds of students and teachers who also worked for you. Every one of the young minds is looking forward to ‘ache din aane wale hai’. Such overwhelming support I have seen in the eyes of youth and they have fervent hope for the new era of good governance and economic transformation that will create more manufacturing output and more agricultural related productivity generating jobs and growth. When I wrote much before your results of election ‘Time to reclaim honour and economy of India’, I had forecasted 290-303 seats for you. You have exceeded my expectations. It is emotional response of the whole nation and it is surging love for you and your work that has enabled such metamorphosis. You have already achieved a few landmark results that are not being fully appreciated. You have generated a new humanism that has care and sensitivity for all human beings. I mooted this in my book Mantras for Managers (Springer) that capitalism and socialism are indistinguishable in rat race of materialism and what we need is new humanism about which our Shastras said ‘sarve bhavantu sukhina’ or Ghalib alluded when he wrote ‘ham muvahid hain hamara kaish he tarke rasoom. Militen jab mit gayen ajza e iman ho gayen (I believe in one faith and don’t care about rituals, when petty castes disappear great faith emerges). This is so close to vedantic one force concept. Secularism is dead notion as even when the Constitution of India was drawn, equal treatment underlined this. To garner votes from minorities this word of secularism was introduced later through amendment in the Constitution. All talk about secularism and communalism was aimed at capturing vote bank. You refused to do this politics and said in the name of religion you will not seek votes. You also said my religion is the Constitution of India. What more can be affirmed to set at rest the anxiety of minorities? If you have got such a massive mandate even minorities have voted for you. You did one more landmark thing that you abolished the domain of caste politics practiced by wiping out Mulaym Singhs and Mayavatis or Lalu Yadavs. It is pity that Kejriwal too indulged in this politics. First time India rejected such divisionists. Let it be our credo that we are one India. Some Foggy headed old leaders are greatest blocks to the unifying country and letting your party grow with urgent development agenda. They must not be allowed to prevail and at least in UP where these fundamentalists or communalists, who had throttled true democracy, have been shown the door. After ten years of rot in the government we will have in you a true leader and a real Prime Minister. World is already stirred with this massive change and recognizing the power of leadership. I hope you will in future also give this nation the power and direction which a leader only is capable of. First time India has a face that can be seen decisively and as you said you will look into their eyes for responsive world leaders as a nation of one billion people should look. While you will stand with the ideal of sarva smbhav you will protect the national pride. I am sure you have cleaning of corruption and unclogging the machinery of government on your agenda but in my view most urgent thing to retune the structure of Central and state governments. We have plethora of ministries created due to political needs and not in the interest of efficient work. Your immediate task is to restructure the government and train the civil services to serve the objectives of growth and development. You must bring back meritocracy lost in this country due to compromises for vote banks. Napoleon ushered in merit for appointment to high government position in France and so was the case of Han dynasty of China. In our country Chanakya practiced it in sculpting the role of Chandragupta. The power and strength of United States of America is not its nuclear weapon but its people who follow meritocracy and creative capacity. No country can progress without talent and creative genius of its professional leaders and scientists. From a tea boy to the Prime Minister is a long journey and you proved your mettle. You are not product of a dynasty but hard work and gift of leadership. Let it be the charter for all the young seeking to achieve the heights of glory in science, industry, trade and management. History is written by winners and you are writing hopefully a golden era of India.

Yours

A servant of the nation.

May 24th, 2014

 
 

Drug Mafia Flourishing Dangerously in Himachal

Hari Mitter Bhagi Himachal has been bestowed with natural beauty and has a rich culture and traditions that attracted many famous personalities and tourists to visit this area. Shimla, termed as Queen of Hills, was declared Summer Capital of India during the British era. However, younger generation is now falling prey to drugs that has not only ruined their lives but also put the state’s future at stake. The drug menace extracts everything from a victim and the drugs trade […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

Poor Suffer Brunt of Caste based Reservation

Pooja Sharma The Indian constitution has envisaged secular and casteless society as it provides right to equality without considering caste, gender and religion. The reservation policy is against the principle of social justice and equality. Our leaders had made a provision of reservation for ten years but the caste based reservation has not been stopped even after sixty four years. Affluent families of reserved categories are benefiting whereas poor families are not getting benefit of this reservation policy. The then […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

Readers’ Response

Election Code Paralyses Development This is regarding Himachal This Week’s cover story of May 10, “Election Code Paralyses Development “. Initiation of new development activities came to a standstill due to prolonged Election Code of Conduction that lasted for more than eighty days across the country. It is true that democratic process has to be carried out correctly but it also slows down the pace of development especially in hilly areas where climatic conditions are not favourable throughout the year […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

Play on Mohna’s Sacrifice Leaves Audience Emotional

Play on Mohna's Sacrifice Leaves Audience EmotionalHimachal This Week There are several old stories of rural Himachal that depict great people’s sacrifices and also take us towards the rich cultural heritage. A story of sacrifice of Mohna in a play staged at Government Senior Secondary Boys School, Bilaspur left the audience spellbound and with moist eyes.  At the end of the play a folk song, ‘Aaya marna o Mohna aaya marna, Khai le rotiyan o Mohna Khai le rotiyan bhabhiya re hathe diyan…’that concluded the story […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

Virbhadra on Back Foot after LS Election Results

Virbhadra on Back Foot after LS Election Results Himachal This Week, Shimla Himachal is witnessing hectic political activities after Lok Sabha elections. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is seemingly on back foot after the Congress party’s candidates lost on all four parliamentary seats to the BJP in Himachal. Not only the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are firing salvos at him demanding his resignation on moral grounds, he is also reportedly under fire from his own party men, though, Himachal Cabinet has expressed solidarity in leadership of Virbhadra Singh. […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

Football Tourney at Dharamshala

Football Tourney at DharamshalaNaren Kumar The much awaited five day long football tourney Shaheed Durgamal Dal Bahadur Memorial Football Gold Cup started at Police Ground Dharamshala on May 21in which 14 teams from all over the country are participating. The teams are from Uttarakhand, Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Army and others. During first two days of the tournament, three matches were played. On the first day, GTC Subathu team defeated TCV team by 4-0.   Two matches were played on the second day. […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

Shortage of Cops, Increasing Crime

Shortage of Cops, Increasing CrimeDevender Verma As scorching heat has started frying planes of India, tourists of all states alongwith foreign nationals are marching towards relatively cooler heights of Himachal. Tourism is a sector which contributes a lot in total income of the state in general, so every tourist season happens to be blessing for the state and its natives. But there is also a sad part of this beautiful picture. It has been reported that tourists face many problems during their journey and […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

Stumpy Electricity Production in Peak Season in Himachal

Satya Mahesh Sharma The Hydropower projects in Himachal have been struck with a big jolt, as the snow on the high peaks of hill state is showing no hints of melting down even in hot humid month of May. Snouts of more than 1500 glaciers in Lahaul & Spiti are hardly showing the corpulent flow of water. Engineers concerned too are amazed as the generation of electricity in hydropower projects is not gaining momentum even in the peak season. Tides […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

Dance Himachal Dance Season-2

Dance Himachal Dance Season-2Terence Lewis Academy to Judge Finalists Rakesh Kathuria The only dance talent hunt of its kind in Himachal, Divya Himachal’s Dance Himachal Dance (DHD) is again ready to stir the audience. The 2nd edition of this event will start soon in which dancers from Himachal can participate in both the junior and senior categories. The good thing about this edition of DHD is that famous dancer and choreographer of India Terence Lewis is now associated with this event. Yes, you […] विस्तृत....

May 24th, 2014

 

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