Follow National Heroes

Dear Editor,
Through the medium of your esteemed newspaper I would like to state that amid myriad contradictions of the status with emerging global economy of the world order together with some sizeable population under poverty, which despite contributing does not get fair share out of uneven distribution of growth, the social development in India has become the most complex subject as of today. However in view of the policies and programmes rolled out by the government, the corporate sector and the international agencies in order to combat poverty and extending reach of development process to all, it is encouraging to find that the proportion of deprived has decreased. I believe that social development can be fully achieved through public-private partnership with NGOs including consultancy organizations which need to be accorded prominent role in implementing the government schemes. It needs to be realized that awareness generation is only next key to social development, where social interaction precedes development for consciousness, cognition and information of those who are unaware. Political schemes and orders in the Indian society need to be duly designed in such a way that the nation’s builders for social change in the past like BR Ambedkar, Ram Manohar Lohiya and Deen Dayal Upadhyay are remembered through the schemes by the beneficiaries. These historical people are of national importance, though associated with some or other political party for prominence, each of them has been a social change agent, more than others working wonders for national interests. It is hoped that the leaders of today follow the footsteps of these national heroes.
Bushra Bhat,
Narwal, Jammu.