By Madan Goel,Aligarh, January 28- ‘To develop vision and mission for human resource development (HRD) in India including U.P., we need to believe that politics divide people and economics unite. This calls for political leaders to understand, analyze, interpret the socio-economic indicators with wisdom and concave lens leadership which unite and do not divide people on caste and communal lines’, opined Dr. M.M. Goel, Professor of Economics & Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra here yesterday. He was addressing the participants of a brain storming workshop on ‘ Development of Social sector in U.P.’, organized by the Department of Economics, D.S. College, Aligarh.
‘ People at large including politicians in power and opposition are required to be SMART and SIMPLE, the most appropriate models of HRD developed by Professor Goel in his book ‘ Economics of Human resource Development in India’ recently published by V.K. Global Publications , New Delhi.’
There is no room for complacency as we have more potential to do better in almost all the socio-economic indicators with concrete plan of action which calls for political will and determination. A ray of hope in dynamic leadership of young politicians of the Rahul Gandhi kind is the need of the day, believes Professor Goel.
We have to admit the existing gaps in demand and supply of the basic infrastructure for HRD wrongly called social sector and denied its proper, practical and productive dimensions, said Professor Goel.
Mr. Vivek Bansal, Secretary All India Congress Committee(AICC) while delivering presidential remarks perceived the need for change in attitude and outlook of all the stakeholders. Professor Ashok Mittal, Chairman, Dept of Economics, Aligarh Muslim University also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier Dr. Indu Varshney Associate Professor & coordinator of the workshop welcomed the participants including Dr. A.K. Tomar, Ms Sobha Jain, Dr. C.B.Singhand research scholars and students of economics.