I am continuing by summarising the points that I gave in a talk at the Charcha 2020 event.
India faces many crises. We can continue on the suicidal path or use the pandemic to create a new India, a rebirth. We can choose our existing rulers or change the rules to ensure different outcomes. We can continue with kakistocracy (a government of the least qualified and the most corrupt) or create a genuine democracy where the voice of the people is heard. We can choose to stay on the road to serfdom or get on the path of freedom. We can live in poverty or make prosperity our new destination.
These are the choices we face. We can stay with the old or ring in the new. This is the Nayi Disha we need in India. It is time for an Indian Revolution – which does away with the old ways and creates a new system and future. The crisis that the pandemic has created, the Third World War we have been thrown into, the pain that we are presently enduring – it can lead to a happy ending if we are prepared to change direction.
This will require extraordinary vision and leadership at the highest levels in India’s government. It will also require people to come together and accept the change that we know can transform our future. We know there is no going back to the world that existed just a few months ago. We may not know the new world that lies ahead of us – but if we learn from the successes of other nations, we can start on a new journey.
We did not ask for the pandemic. It is here. We cannot question the why of the pandemic. The only questions we should ask as we contemplate the future are, “If not us, then who? If not now, when?”
The answers we give and the actions we take will determine the India that emerges from the Third World War. Mission 10-20-30 is the one big idea to take us to a future of freedom and prosperity.
Tomorrow: India’s Mission 10-20-30 (Part 12)