An environment to develop where poverty and hunger makes no one cry,
No one is polarized, everyone has the wings to fly!
There is so much I see in the outer world, discrimination ,poverty ,hunger, unemployment, illiteracy, lack of harmony, corruption and selfishness of officials, violence, crimes, divisions on basis of religion and castes… and everyone notices these problems ,everyone discusses about its severity, But unfortunately, not much emphasis are laid for finding a solution!
As a young girl, I have always aimed of doing good to the society by all my means , provide them the area for their holistic development. For this purpose, I have decided to join civil services. Being an IAS officer in the future, will give me a golden chance to work for every problem I see today, but can’t do much about it! What comes as a hurdle to fulfil all needs is the lack of opportunities, what they teach us as the reason of ‘economic problems’. But this essay, (though in my imagination), is giving me an opportunity to develop a world I will dream to see when I have some powers of being an officer, with no restrictions imposed by the planet or resources or opportunities!
Instead of looking upon our huge population as 135 crore stomachs we need to fill, we can also look at the positive aspect that such a large population can lead India to become a self-reliant and developed country. If we have to raise resources of living for 135 crore people, there are ultimately, 135 crore minds which once educated and nourished, could help in augmenting resources, infrastructure, technology, industries, services, and what not!
Well, if there is no boundation of resources and I have unlimited money ,I would donate so much. And, without a doubt,the first and foremost priority will be children’s EDUCATION . As said by Malala Yousafzai, “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” Yes, knowledge is the most basic necessity as well as a very crucial tool to build a powerful society and country. Today, there are many schemes initiated by the government and by various institutions to ensure free education to all. Though, they have worked quite well in the previous years,the sad reality is that many children are still depived of ‘Quality education’. Those children, who will be the backbone of the economy need to be trained in all spheres. I would also like to introduce practical subjects like computer sciences, robotics, Artificial intelligence from the lower classes itself so that children understand technology and economic aspects better.
Secondly, if there is no restriction on opportunities, I will make sure that everyone gets the benefit to develop their potential. Basic Healthcare services, sanitation, housing, food, etc. must be accessible and available to all. With this, there will be improve standards of Living fore people and they will contribute to the development of the society and the progress of the nation.
Today, the major predicament is the Coronavirus, which caused a havoc all across the world. This virus stagnated our economy and caused financial and social issues to the society. We lost lakhs of talented minds! Fortunately, there was a matter to be proud of that Bharat developed vaccines to defeat this deadly virus. If I had some power with no restrain over medial resources and human resources (doctors and medical staff), I would try to augment the world’s biggest inoculation programme, of India! I will try my level best that the vaccine reaches to every corner, every village of the country and given no limit on resources, FREE vaccines will be avail and accessible to all! Other than this, health facilities for all other diseases and medical conditions will be improved.
Due to lack of technological development, many resources of the country are unable to be utilized and thus, they remain ‘potential resources’. Gujarat and Rajasthan, for example, have a lot of solar and wind energy opportunities, but due to lack of resources and technology, we are unable to fully develop them. Also the amount of thorium and uranium is very high in the monazite soil of Rajasthan and Kerala. If we had no limits on the technological resources, firstly, I would develop machinery, infrastructure, institutions, etc.. to explore new resources because we know India is a land with abundance of minerals, metals and the geography provides so many opportunities for economic development! So, instead of importing such essential commodities like oil, petroleum, energy sources and minerals from other countries, I would develop India’s resources to such an extent that we don’t have to import them. Instead we process and manfacture them in such a rich quality and quantity that, we could even export them . Thus, raising our GDP level and becoming a strong nation!
The next concern would be EMPLOYMENT. There are many educated people who have amazing talents, but due to unemployment they are unable to participate in the progress of the country. The unemployment rate was increased a lot during the pandemic period. The educated working youth can take the country forward in all the fields, even those we need to import. Due to unemployment, the income of the people decreases, due to which many indigenous companies have to suffer losses and theen, the goods manufactured by these companies need to be imported. Thus, unemployment also affects employment and is a big hurdle for our aim to be ‘self-reliant’. So, I would try to establish a huge field of opportunities, by introducing new reforms in industrial area, increasing infrastructure investment(which will also attract MNC’s to establish their units in India) , new education and health centres. For rural areas, many small scale handicraft and local art industries can be introduced , along with other tertiary services like banking, cheap credit creation and strengthening of employment plans.
Economic prosperity is just one side of the coin. There are many SOCIAL evils and crimes, hearing about which, leave us with goosebumps and make us realize the dilution of sacraments in the society. Without a doubt, there is a need of fast actions for crimes against women. I believe that though, stricter laws are very essential solutions to these problems, they are not enough. What we actually need, is our raised morals and values. At whatever level I can, I will encourage parents, teachers and religious leaders to teach the children of the society, respect for women and aftermaths of horrendous crimes , like rapes.
At even grassroots level, I will also make certain that the sluggish legal systems and court processes fasten. I will try my best to increase institutions to check upon the corruption levels among officers and judges. With education and employment, we also hope the crime rates come down in the and we look forward to a peaceful society!