The elected members for governing the country themselves are not devoting their time completely for the development of the nation. They have their own self-interests in front. They strive for their personal development. Then what to say about a common man.
Earlier when we were in high school all the students were undergoing training in NCC or Scouts and Guides. They made that compulsory those days. I don't know what is the position as of today in schools. NCC is good for students to get trained in some special skills. These skills will be useful for the nation at times of emergencies.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
Now let's take the case of other developed countries. Are all citizens of the United States, Russia, China, and the United Kingdom in the mainstream? There is also begging, looting, mafia, slums, famine, and the rich. Does it all fall into the mainstream? No. Yet they became superpowers. This is because the successive administrative leadership from time to time has been strong-willed and busy implementing policies. We must also keep in mind that our great nation, India, has embarked on a journey of progress from nothing!
small drops make a mighty ocean
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
I agree with you that strong leadership is required to progress a country and you have given the example of first prime minister. Besides strong leadership good strategic planning, fair-execution, exploitation of natural resources, distribution of national wealth, sincere and honest citizenship etc are indispensable for progress of a nations.
Why do we forget that corruption in our system is the backbone? It exists from top to bottom.
But the author has brought a different aspect in this thread that all classes should come in main stream. I think it means that all classes of the society should be given equal opportunities to progress. None of them should be deprived of. This is the crux of the matter that a large part of the indian society is still deprived of their fundamental rights ,however, on paper all people are given equal rights. This is why poverty in large section still exists in our country. We can't progress until poverty is eradicated.