My visions for India by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

My visions for India – A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
            In the lesson, “my visions for India”, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam asks the people of India to dream of a powerful and well – developed nation.  He has three visions for India.

            Kalam’s first vision for India is FREEDOM,  He insists that we must protect, nurture and build on freedom.  If we are not free, no one will respect us.
            His second vision for India is DEVELOPMENT.  We have been a developing nation for years.  It is time we see ourselves as a developed nation.  Our achievements are being globally recognized today.  Hence me must charge our self-confidence to see ourselves as a developed nation, self-reliant and self-assured.
            The third vision is STRENGTH.  India must stand up to the world.  We must be strong not only as a military power but also as an economic power.  We, generally, do not recognize our own strength and achievements.  Our media is only observed in the bad news and failures and disasters.  We always magnify the weakness and ignore the strength of our country.
            Kalam regrets that we are obsessed with foreign things.  We always want foreign technology.  Kalam warns us that self-respect comes only with self reliance.  Instead of glorifying foreign countries, it is our responsibility to build the developed India for our younger generation.  We only blame that our Government is inefficient and always talk and talk but do not do anything about it.  We would not dare to throw cigarette buds on the roads in Singapore but we will do it on the road the moment we touch Indian ground.  If we can be a good citizen in a foreign country, why can’t we be so in India?
            We select a government and then forget all our responsibility.  We expect the government to do everything for us; while our contribution is totally negative.  Regarding the social issues related to women, dowry, girl child and others, we make loud protestations but continue to do the reverse at home.  We always expect somebody to come and change the whole system.  Everybody is out to abuse the country and nobody thinks of feeling the system.  Kalam echoes J.T. Kennedy’s words that we must ask ourselves what we can do to make India developed like America and other western countries.

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