Hello to all the readers of the Gateway of India. When Sid had invited me to join this post, I had no second thoughts about joining. Apart from the brilliant hue filled page, what struck me most was the Impact it can have in the blog ville. One of the impressive point is that it is been initiated by youngsters. People who have read my blog, would know about my passion for the Indian Dream, and i will always continue to echo the point that the youngsters have a major role to play in the Indian Dream. Coming back to the page name "Gateway of India", it was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Delhi Durbar, in December 1911.
In this age of modernism when we are drifting more towards the Western civilization, this thought struck me that the Gateway of India can serve as the Gateway to the Great Indian culture and traditions. There are so many things which we ought to know about our country, which we dont know. Iam myself ignorant of many things about our country yet when i learn about the great leaders, their principles, the priceless wisdom left by the sages etc. it just brings along a surging pride about our Nation and thats the reason people abroad still respect our country.
Today India is considered as a Developing Nation which along with China will dominate the World's Political stage in times to come. Added to it,the fast growing middle class with high spendin power plus a huge scope for Infrastructure development had made us an ideal destination for many FDI's and FII's(Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Institutional Investor's).
Amid the recession gloom which is prevailing and making a mockery of the economic conditions of many nations, we are less affected by it. And more , we are expected to grow by 6-8 % , where in USA , Japan themselves will grow by 2-3%. So here we are INDIANS sailing in a safe path, destined for a Bright Future. Amidst all this, something surprising is happening. We are quite unaware of the leakage which threatens to challenge our very existence. i.e, in our rush to become Modern, we are happily oblivious of our historical heritage and our traditions.
There is a saying that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of the arms or the scale of its wealth, but from the enduring power of its ideals. Though not visible, its the invisible cord which runs deep and binds us together as a Nation. But i fear that as we become busy in the rush towards Modern era, we are diverting away from the Ideals of our country. With some people who are supposed to govern us, busy in filling up their coffers and more concerned with petty issues, and playing the secularist agenda to divide us and garner votes, we might lose track the right path.
We might be going back to the dark ages , though not literally but in a modern virtual sense.,. God forbid the day, when People become too Modern to value Ideals, for without Ideals, the very foundation of any empire,Nationality,community can not/will not stand. It will come crushing down anytime.
So my sincere request to everyone reading this, Dont let go the ideals which our country is based on. There are uncertain times in coming days, yet hope is not lost. Only if we realise the need of the hour and react accordingly.And here comes the role of the youngsters. In living the Indian Dream and in preserving the foundations of the Nations. Let us be the Gateway to the Modern SuperPower India.
God Bless All.