It'shigh time to weed out the all-pervading malaise that has percolated in different strata of Indian society. But a strategy to cleanse out this obnoxious malaise remains elusive hitherto. Jagmohanji in his ?The third governance lecture? at India International Centre, New Delhi has made public the blueprint envisaged by him to steer India out of the quagmire and its three limbs of the Legislation, the Judiciary and the Executive to churn out tandem efficiency. The seasoned Executive and legislator par excellence spilled out those esoteric didactic nuggets that his long service unto the nation had trickled onto him.
The lecture has four folds?meaning of governance, crux of prevailing conditions, power of structure and regeneration. ?Governance is inextricably enmeshed with the mind and soul of nation. The span of governance, it needs to be fully understood, extends to the entire canvas of the nation?. Jagmohanji deals a scathing attack upon the present governance calling it ?devoid of originality and expresses the dire need of ?intellectual vigour? to ?overhaul all the capacities of the system?. His lecture is not on a jingoist note but bears ample allusions to literary doyens like TS Eliot and roped in astute masterminds like Peter Drucker and adept administrators of Margaret Thatcher, Helmut Kohl and John F Kennedy stature. And when it comes to Swami Vivekananda, he waxes eloquent without bounds. The lecture is spiked with whacky and snappy lingo like ?Broken window syndrome?, ?termite on the table? situation?, ?fallouts of diseased mindscape? to gain credence from the hoi polloi.
Any remedy, what panacea remains in the offing??instruments of change?? ?A REVOLUTION OR A RENAISSANCE?? Who is to take up the cudgels for this daunting task? ?The scrupulous becomes the victim? desponded Jagmohanji. He harped on the upcoming unvitiated younger generation whom he found unfazed and still upholding probity of character to be ennobled for the espoused ?second renaissance?. ?Pivotal measure?reform the religious order?must be accorded top priority.? For Hinduism, Vedanta holds the key with its dictum??Jiva is Shiva? that is service to mankind is service to God. The hackneyed and stereotyped education system needs to be revamped with a pragmatic viewpoint.
This lecture is by no means strait-laced but prudent enough aimed to instill fortitude among discerning citizens to become vanguards of Indian Renaissance.
He exhorts and cajoles his audience with a soul-wrencher ?Where is Life we have lost in living?? from a poem by TS Eliot.