The new way
At a time the country is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the famous Chicago speech delivered by Swami Vivekananda and also the birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal, we are blessed with a Prime Minister who is driven to working round the clock in ensuring the realisation of a New India by appropriating these two great philosophers of Modern India.
It may just appear as a coincidence to many, but I feel this year is paving the way to become one of the most auspicious years for Bharat. The almighty has blessed our country with a government which is not driven by an imported ideology of the West but instead has its roots delving deep into the ideological foundations of Bharat, while simultaneously encouraging and displaying an open mind towards the rest of the world. In the past three years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet have followed the great visions of these two philosophers while formulating effective policies and subsequently tracing their trajectory and implementation. This is the path by which India is gradually emerging as a great power and Vishwa Guru – a reckoning force on the world map.
The speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Young, New India a Resurgent Nation: from Sankalp to Sidhhi, is not merely a speech or a collection of words, but it is a path, by the undertaking of which youths can realise the vision of the New India of Vivekanand and Deendayal. In his works, the Prime Minister has demonstrated several models and successfully implemented the vision of these great souls. Vivekananda often said that citizens must have respect towards their motherland while also harnessing a sense of national pride. Modiji launched the Swachh Bharat Mission and even went on to say that, "You don't have the right to say Vandematram if you spoil your motherland." By remembering Vivekananda's letter to Jamshedji Tata and subsequently connecting the youth of our country with the government schemes like Skill India, and Make in India, Narendra Modi bridged an important link and motivated the youth towards the right direction.
Similarly, he also recalled the concept of 'One Asia' of Vivekananda and addressed the world about the visions of his government's international policy. The declaration of an International Day for Yoga is indeed a proud moment for all of us; the Congress government could never dare to have conceived of an idea drawn along similar lines.
Deendayal's concept of Antyodya (welfare of the man standing at the end of the queue) has been a guiding principle for the Modi government's policy formulation and implementation. Bringing lakhs of people into the banking system through the Jan Dhan Yojana, providing cooking gas for the poor through Ujwala Yojana, fighting against corruption and black money, promoting food security, universal electrification, ensuring houses for all the citizens, committing towards the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme, are among the many initiatives undertaken by the Modi government, all of which have been inspired by the philosophy of Antyodya. It is due to his strong and unwavering ideologies that the Modi government is moving ahead on the path of development for all, and appeasement of none.
It is high time the efficient youths follow the path of the Prime Minister and take up the role of entrepreneurs to become job providers and not merely job seekers. This is because neither can all be entrepreneurs nor can all be job seekers. Today, the country needs entrepreneurs, and the youth have enormous potential to lead the country on this glorious path.
India needs a new generation of local entrepreneurs that would take up the stellar role executed by the TATAs, and Birlas. My fellow youths, the country needs your entrepreneurship and the government is ready to support Young India in all their endeavours to create a New India.
(The author is senior BJP leader. The views expressed are strictly personal.)