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Resilience and National Spirit

  • Natural disasters are a common phenomenon in India.
  • Cyclone Fani wreaked havoc in Odisha.
  • India needs to address the challenge of engaging with modernity and economic development with cultural preservation.
  • Ayushman Bharat:
    • India is running world՚s biggest health assurance scheme covering 500 million citizens.
    • This scheme was launched in 2018.
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana:
    • World՚s biggest financial inclusion scheme.
    • Opening over 370 million bank accounts for the poor.
    • This Yojana was launched in the year 2014.
  • ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas’ :
    • Path to development for every region of India.
    • To free large no. of small taxpayers of their pending disputes along with the tax administration.
  • Swachh Bharat Mission:
    • Launched on 2nd Oct 2014 to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi՚s vision for a clean country.
    • The main objective is to spread awareness regarding cleanliness and the importance of the same.
  • India is also committed to achieving the target of 450 GW of renewable energy.
  • India is also leading the initiatives like International Solar Alliance, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, shining examples of her ever-growing global influence.
  • India has jumped 79 positions in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) rankings, currently ranked at 63.

Needs to be Done

  • To address the challenge of engaging with modernity and economic development with cultural preservation, learning from Japan.
  • There is a need to focus on own unique culture, despite the global wave of westernization.
  • Japanese spirit of embracing challenge with spirit and camaraderie has synergies with Indian ethos.
  • India has a lot to learn from Japan՚s advanced, precision manufacturing and kaizen quality control principles which has become the leading examples for the rest of the world.
  • There is a need to incorporating a sense of national pride amongst its citizens through projects of national integration.
  • Ensuring everyone՚s participation and contribution towards the natural goal of meeting the aspirations of New India.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 18, 2020

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