Pune,17 July:With a vision to empower democracy by passing the baton of media to the citizens of the country, merinews.com has embarked on the mission of creating the Citizens’ Manifesto: India 2067.
Instead of blaming the system, the population, the politicians, the Constitution and other factors that restrict our progress shouldn’t we, the citizens, dream big for our country and work towards making this dream come true?
It’s time that citizens of India came forward to identify the challenges ahead, line up solutions to tackle them and then charge forward towards making that very critical difference by creating the blueprint for the next 60 years of India’s growth.
We call upon every Indian to come forward and join this initiative. Your fire of patriotism and the passion to realise a dream for yourself, your society and in turn your country is what is needed to make this happen. You can submit your suggestions, thoughts, views, ideas, issues and their solutions.
Let’s pause and think about our selves not merely as islands – small and helpless – but as dynamic units of a vibrant and emergent economy, spanning its wings to become a superpower. What can we, as citizens do to make India, the ‘Golden Bird’, once again.
Think of an India of your dreams. Talk of an India that you would like your children and grandchildren to inherit. Will it be a welfare state, where education for all, health, social and food securities, clean water supply is a reality? Do we have to depend on some individuals for our fundamental right to live happily and breathe fresh air?
Every citizen in this country has a dream, to make his / her country great. A country where they can live in peace and create better living conditions for future generations. As a old Chinese saying goes “A journey of thousand miles starts with a single step.” Let’s begin now and think of what we need to build a greater India. Let’s create the Manifesto on how or what’s be done to bring about a big change and channelize our efforts in the right way.
Pick-up an issue close to your heart. Let’s think, debate and ponder on select subjects of your choice in the seminar. Collect your thoughts and be prepared to discuss it threadbare. Each one of you may create your own manifesto and submit the same at the venue or online, to be published under your name. If you have a great idea, which could make a palpable change in the system, the para(s) of the Manifesto drafted by you would be included in the Citizen Manifesto: India 2067.