Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been continuously emphasizing on the goal of India becoming a developed nation for some time. Last year as well as this year, in his address on Independence Day from the Red Fort, he had said that by the completion of 100 years of independence in 2047, the tricolor of India should be the tricolor of developed India. In recent times, India has shown its economic strength and has become the fourth largest economy in the world, leaving behind the economic superpowers. Since then it is being said that the day is not far when India will move closer to Japan, China and America. Rating agency Standard & Poor’s has said in its latest estimate that by 2030, India can become the second largest economy in Asia and the third largest in the world, leaving behind Japan with a GDP of $ 7.3 trillion.
Under these circumstances, it seems that India will continue to perform well on the scale of economic progress. But, will India become a developed nation just by becoming an economic superpower? This question is constantly roaming in people’s minds. There is not the slightest doubt that India has made considerable progress. But it is also a bitter truth that till now neither the benefits of development have reached the large population of the country, nor is it able to contribute to the development. This challenge has been discussed and perhaps the government also realizes that the goal of a developed country cannot be achieved without everyone’s participation. In this context, the things said by Prime Minister Modi during Ramlila in Delhi on Vijayadashami hold special significance. He has said that India should be a developed country which is self-reliant and gives equal rights to everyone to realize their dreams.
His comment gives confidence to every countryman who feels that developed India will be the India of some special people. The Prime Minister had also said in a program in Gwalior last week that the government wants to create an environment in which there is no dearth of opportunities. The Prime Minister had said there that India will remove poverty and also become developed. For the success of India’s journey of becoming a developed country, it is very important to take care of the population which is not able to ride the vehicle of development. Only with the participation of such population will the engine of development accelerate.