To bring about change in the country, we need to bring about a change in people’s thinking. Awareness will lead to Action. There are many things that we don’t know about our past. India’s poverty need not have been so. The quality of life in our cities could have been much better. Our children should not have to struggle to get a good quality education. None of these things are pre-ordained. It is the choice of economic policies that have put us in the situation we find ourselves in.
Our first task in transforming India has to be in making people aware of what’s wrong and what’s possible. The message needs to be about why we find ourselves in the situation we do, and also paint a picture of how India can be a rich, developed nation in a generation.
It is Middle India that has to be the target of the awareness and action campaigns. With a middle-class that is becoming more educated, growing in numbers, and increasingly reachable via the Internet and mobile, we have the starting elements to aggregate people together to start the process of change.