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It’s Up To Us Now – Part 15

May 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The hard and soft foundations will not only eliminate poverty but actually propel India to become a truly important participant in the global scene. To bring that about, India needs foresighted, intelligent, and dedicated leaders.

This kind political leadership exists in India. Such leaders are born once in a lifetime. India is fortunate to have a few such leaders. But they are not where they need to be.

Just to be clear: this leadership is not about photo-ops, but about getting things done. It is about working against the odds and delivering results. India has had many such leaders – but somehow they have been lost in the maze of cut-throat politics.

That is what Middle India’s change agents need to change. We need to ensure that these leaders can get to the top. We need to give them an environment for them to succeed. This is where the passionate few need to come together.

Continued next week.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anupam Sarwaikar // May 28, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Rajesh,

    I read whole “It’s Up to us now series” today. There is this group Freedom Team of India which has decided to take things in its own hands.
    Please check the website when you have some time and see if you can join or support them in some fashion http://freedomteam.in/?file=faq

    Anupam

  • 2 talll.com // May 29, 2010 at 12:29 am

    “This kind political leadership exists in India.” completely agree. i have always felt, even with ppl like this ….

  • 3 g.e. // Jun 6, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    The most important thing that is right for India today is the availability of technology and people energy & ideas.

    Maybe should start something in the style of TED that celebrates the good officers (govt officials in any sphere) we already have in our midst – with their 20mins of stories, and sowly educate the public on the reach of govt – what it could and could not do – and how people can help.

    Will also be nice to see a facebook of sorts for the sincere officers working in the urban – to run campaigns and help mobilize people for the causes. Help get people to drive things, rather than get them to elect someone and hope.

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