‘Every nation has a message to deliver, a mission to fulfil, a destiny to reach. The mission of Bharat has been to guide Humanity:’ — Swami Vivekanand
The next 25 years will be crucial for both India and the rest of the world as India celebrates 100 years of Independence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked everyone to work together over the next 25 years to make our country great again in every way and in every sector.
The current Western economic model and philosophies have done little to benefit the world in terms of happiness, peace in individual lives and within societies and countries. In fact, they have increased environmental damage and exploitation of developing and poor nations. Even though developed countries have advanced materially in many ways, violence, mental, physical, and social issues are on the rise, while happiness is on the decline.
‘Dharma is the universal code of right conduct that awakens the common inner bond, restrains selfishness, keeps the people together in harmonious state without external authority’ — MS Golwalkar
Bharat will play an important role in the economic, social, and spiritual aspects of humanity and the environment. The Modi Government is focusing on building strong economies while also focusing on social, spiritual, and environmental aspects to improve not only Bharat but also the entire world’s prospects for living with dignity, peace, joy, and belonging for all.
The fact that the economy is gaining traction, while the rest of the world is in crisis is entirely due to the current Government’s policies and actions. To achieve a 30 trillion dollar economy by 2047, a different perspective and policies are required to put the country on a higher growth trajectory than China and the United States. The focus on each sector with Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India) and training youths through New Education Policy to develop as entrepreneurs rather than job seekers with an innovative and research-oriented mindset. Another aspect of Foreign policy is to respect and value each nation, rich or poor, for their culture and traditions. Corruption is a major source of concern. However, only stricter laws and technology-driven work will not significantly reduce corruption. Greater the emphasis on developing personal and national character, less corruption and exploitation will exist. The qualitative implementation of New Education Policy and spiritual education from an early age will undoubtedly make a difference, and it will undoubtedly be worked out with the continuation of the current regime for the next 25 years.
In the coming years, the rising traction of the Bharatiya way of economic and spiritual model will make Bharat the centre of attraction for meeting the world’s aspirations and material needs. Though we are currently struggling to reach a 5 trillion dollar economy by 2025 due to the COVID-19 and war crises, once this initial jerk is removed, then the economy will accelerate in the direction of reaching around 30 trillion dollars by 2047.
Bharat will monitor, guide, and control global health through its holistic approach to treatment, healthy living, and environmental balancing. Bharatiyas will have a strong potential in this area to help their own economy as well as the global economy, with a focus on a healthy and peaceful world.
Village Entrepreneurship Development
Bharat is made up of villages, and approximately 6 lakh villages will change the fortunes of Bharat in the next 25 years. Policies should prioritise “Village Entrepreneurship Development” while preserving the great culture, traditions, environment, and Bharatiyatva in villages. This will result in a significant reduction in unemployment, drug abuse, unnecessary conflicts, and, most importantly, the “slavery mentality” that has developed over time.
‘The preservation of freedom is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong:’ —Lal Bahadur Shastriji
Another critical aspect is to prioritise research and development. “The key to success is incremental innovation.” The New Education Policy emphasises research and development as well as the development of personal and national character. Governments and other stakeholders should focus on implementing them judicially, passionately, and completion should be over the next 10 to 15 years. Industry should also focus on and promote innovative ideas, as well as provide youth with new skill sets and opportunities in R & D. It will completely change the mindset of youths to focus on their creative and innovative abilities, indigenous development of new technologies, and providing solutions to the world’s problems.
Investment in Agricultural Infrastructure
Bharat is known as the “farmer’s nation.” The current policies encourage the use of best practices and technology to increase output. The agriculture sector in Bharat is expected to generate better momentum in the next few years due to increased investment in agricultural infrastructure such as irrigation facilities, warehousing and cold storage. We need to create more supportive and encouraging policies that encourage organic farming so that we can become self-sufficient in the majority of food while also supporting the majority of the world without exploitation. Organic or non-chemically treated food will help to prevent soil, water, and air pollution, as well as contribute to the development of a healthy society and economically stronger farmers.
Boost To Energy Sector
The nation’s electrical energy requirements are enormous. The current Government’s emphasis on building additional capacity using renewable energy sources is commendable. India is the third largest producer of electricity in the world. The national electric grid in India has an installed capacity of 403.759 GW as of June 30, 2022. Despite the fact that coal-fired power plants pollute the environment, we continue to rely on them for our needs. Focused and effective renewable energy policies must be strengthened so that we can become self-sufficient in terms of total renewable energy by 2047 while also assisting other nations with their electricity needs.
To achieve a 30 trillion dollar economy by 2047, a different perspective and policies are required to put the country on a higher growth trajectory than China and the United States. The focus must be on each sector with Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Self-Reliant India) and training youths through New Education Policy to develop as entrepreneurs rather than job seekers with an innovative and research-oriented mindset
We import a large amount of fossil fuels, which has an impact on our economy because it weakens our currency and is a major source of pollution. As a result, the policy of giving weightage to electric vehicles and renewable sources of energy will help to build the economy, strengthen the rupee, and reduce pollution.
Focus on Health Sector
The health of a nation is determined by the state of its resources. Each work’s efficiency, effectiveness, and quality are determined by one’s health. We’ve been dealing with more serious issues on this front. Quality health services are lacking in large parts of the country, and even when they are available, they are prohibitively expensive for the average citizen. Quality health care at a lower cost is urgently needed to make a difference for the socioeconomically disadvantaged as well as the middle class. The Modi Government’s Ayushman Bharat policy is critical, but more policies for holistic practices and treatment, preventive care, and quality services must be implemented over the next 25 years.
According to a recent World Bank report, extreme poverty in India has more than halved between 2011 and 2019, falling from 22.5 per cent to 10.2 per cent. The reduction was greater in rural areas, ranging from 26.3 per cent to 11.6 per cent. When compared to 2011-2015, the rate of poverty decline between 2015 and 2019 was faster. The current Government’s emphasis is on making life easier for ordinary Indians through schemes such as the Ujjwala Yojana, PM Awas Yojana, Swachh Bharat Mission, Jan Dhan, and Mission Indradhanush, as well as the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihood Mission and expanded coverage under the National Food Security Act. Poverty is a curse for any society or country. Inequality breeds hatred, enmity, unhealthy competition, exploitation, and religious conversion. As a result, the next 25 years will be critical in eradicating poverty. Policies implemented and efforts to provide quality education and various skills will empower them.
Rise of Hindutva for Global Good
In the last eight years, the rise of Hindutva has been attributed to many people around the world realising that Hindu Dharma respects everyone, believes in the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, which means the entire world is my family, and this has been demonstrated on the ground by the Modi Government by assisting during the Corona crisis, war situations, natural disasters, and economic crises. By 2047, many countries around the world will begin to follow Sanatan or Hindu Dharma principles, and many will practise Hindu Dharma on their own to spread happiness, sharing, and caring, and to put a smile on everyone’s face. The current Government’s foreign policies and actions have created a strong bond and respect for Bharat and each Bharatiya, and it will continue to do so. MS Golwalkar stated, “Dharma is the universal code of right conduct that awakens the common inner bond, restrains selfishness, keeps the people together in harmonious state without external authority”. He further added, it is devotion to one’s motherland, society and tradition experienced under the concept of nation that inspires the spirit of real service and sacrifice in the individual.
As new Vishwa Guru, Bharat will emerge, not to exploit other nations or seize land or natural resources, but to strengthen each nation in order to make the world a better place to live.