Every one whether in the individual capacity or in collective capacity or a country itself, every entity needs a vision statement, which motivates to get into a greater effort to put the things into one direction? In the context of individual, a vision statement helps in putting various endeavors in one direction to achieve goal or accomplish vision. In the context of a country, it helps in encompassing the role and responsibility of different agents in the economy, such as Central, State and local government, the private corporate sector, the small and tiny sector, people’s organizations etc.

One has to identify the potential areas of strength building and indentify bottlenecks to take corrective measures in a focused manner. It is clear, therefore, that to meet the objectives, a vision statement has to operate several levels of generality and specificity. My plain vision statement of INDIA 2020- shall be “A fearless, strong, self reliant all rounder India”. I do compare India with a cricket player having all skills of the game to remain a match winner. WHERE THE MIND WOULD BE WITHOUT FEAR The following poem by the great poet Rabindranath Tagore adumbrates my insight of INDIA in 2020.

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high. Where the knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where the words come out from the depth of truth Where the tireless striving stretches its arms towards the perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit Where the mind is led forward by Thee Into ever-widening thought and action Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country

After the decades of sufferings and humiliation in the hands of terrorism, I see people of India would be living a fearless and a peaceful life by the year 2020. By that time Indo Pakistan issues will get settled and they will not look at each other as enemies. If not all, an average Indian would cherish and live a successful quality life. People of India would feel safe and secure in their prosperous motherland physically, economically and from any kind of discrimination. India would grow secular with the time and education spreading in streets and corners of the country.

No social discrimination and no reservation shall be the talk of era around 2020. India would develop in science and technology and reliance on import of technology would reduce minimal. As a result India would be able to build up year after year its military power to protect its sovereignty. Once the military power is displayed to the world, it would be free of any external threats. Within the homeland, the law enforcing agencies like police and allied forces shall adopt the latest gadgets to attack offenders and hence the crime will reduce and people would feel secure and safe with presence of strong protectors.

The stricter domestic laws and its enforcement would ensure reduced crime rate / criminal acts in the society. AND THE HEAD WOULD BE HELD HIGH The effulgent India would be in the hands of youth who seek pride and honor to serve their motherland. Citizens from any profession would be ready to take individual initiatives to expunge any negativities persisting in the society. They would feel happy in giving back something to their nation. The Brain Drain would reduce to a great extent as they will find India a better place to establish themselves.

When Indian youth would take on the politics, the corruption would be in dictionary not in practice. WHERE THE KNOWLEDGE WOULD PROFUSE Government will create high standard institutes / schools / colleges, a large number of IITs and research establishments that would be able to provide high quality education. The admission to high quality institutes will not be as competitive as it is today. There will be a remarkable change in the education system. A free flow of knowledge is the base of a free and prosperous nation.

Knowledge may be in terms of education, technology and access to wide range of information which is a catalyst for individuals and national progress. India in next decade would develop to a great extent and individual would get opportunities in abundance. Students now abhor the idea of going abroad to establish themselves. With modernization of education in India, the mode of instruction and learning will change miles. I see students carrying laptops instead of the traditional 3-5Kg schoolbags surfeited with different books, overloading their tender shoulders. The literacy rate would reach nearly 100% mark giving abundant talent to India.

India would become bank of Educated and skilled Human Resource ready for export to other countries. WHERE THE INDIAN STATES WOULD SUFFICE EACH OTHER The free flow of trade, capital, technology, information within Indian states would make each and every state of India a prosperous place to live in. We don’t see any biases on the basis of caste, religion or region. The proverb “UNITY IN DIVERSITY” will be proven again. Everyone wants to live together and the man made barriers are of no significance. The nation stands united in times of adversities to help their fellow-countrymen.

They amplify their happiness in being together and share each others’ grievances. WHERE THE WORDS WOULD COME OUT FROM THE DEPTH OF TRUTH The whole system will work with integrity, honesty and trustworthiness which would be the building blocks of a healthy democracy and prosperous nation. The citizens will not be fleeced by the government and amongst themselves. There will transparency, accountability and reliability in the decisions taken by the government of India for its people. The governance by political system is working towards nation’s interest in a true sense.

People will respect their leaders which would be a stark contrast to the present scenario. WHERE TIRELESS STRIVING STRETCHES ITS ARMS TOWARDS PERFECTION ……WHERE THE MIND IS LED FORWARD BY THEE INTO EVER WIDENING THOUGHT AND ACTION…. The budding entrepreneurs would be assiduously providing solutions to the society. The ardent human efforts would have augmented the rate of technological advancement and production in India leading to a prosperous and a self-content nation. Education, innovation, creativity would ultimately be driving forces for the continuous advancement of scientific knowledge and material accomplishment.

I would like to see India as the world’s richest country. Large Number of Successful business ventures would be emanating in India. There would be more like Tatas, Birlas and the Ambanis. With advent of latest hybrid cars in 2008 which run on renewable sources of energy I expect them to be ubiquitous throughout India by 2020. The private vehicles running on petrol and diesel would be banned and the present filthy / polluted environment will be free of poisonous gases. THE INFRA STRUCTURE WOULD DEVELOP IN PACE WITH URBANIZATION The cities would be so well planned that congestion and bottle-necks shall not exist at all.

The well laid network of luxurious public transport system would be developed and remarkably curtail the amount of individual vehicles running on road. The authorities will revamp the driving license system and driving education shall be the part of curriculum as personal vehicle shall be the asset of each Indian. The people will have a good driving sense. The vehicle will ply noise less as everyone will remain in his/her lane. Express roads shall connect the satellite towns with main cities so much so that people in place of migrating to the big cities would stay in the small towns itself without posing pressure on the infrastructure.

E-GOVERNANCE WILL CHANGE THE PUBLIC DEALING Computers shall permeate into offices of Government. These will not be a place of files laying pell-mell neither it would be a breeding place for rats. The e-governance would have replaced the typical red-tapism. Government offices will work swiftly and with pace similar to those in private sector. Government will perform like a company. Computerization in government offices would change the ways records are kept in unimaginable manner at present.

One wouldn’t be required to bribe a government servant to get the records to the table of officials for action on his/her application. We wouldn’t witness any strike. The employees would be respected and given the deserving remuneration. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT India has become the leader in the field of sciences, be it the space sciences, the nuclear sciences etc. The young technocrats and astro-scientists are joining organizations like ISRO instead of NASA making their own country proud. Successful missions like the recent Chandrayaan are witnessed.

Even the advanced defence equipments are being manufactured in India. India would not grovel to any foreign nation for its weaponry. With the signing of nuclear deal I would love to see nuclear fuel enlightening the houses throughout India. AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT I see India gaining further supremacy in agriculture field too. Commercial crops, agri-business, Food processing industries would revolutionize the Indian agriculture by 2020. Farmers would don’t commit suicide due to debt. Government would develop waste land for agriculture and forestation that will generate employment for the rural areas.

HEALTH PLAN AND HEALTH SERVICES DEVELOPMENT India has already started showing its enduring skills in medical field. People are reckoning the Indian Potential in medication and treatment. Year after year, foreign national are flocking this country for cheap and good treatment. I believe in what we have shown to the world in IT services, we will dominate the medical science too by the year 2020. Indian doctors have great abilities and will contribute to this country an important foreign revenue and hence nation building / economy lifting. EMPOWERING WOMAN

Government in last 60 years of freedom has done considerable for the Harijans, caste and community disparities that existing earlier by providing reservation to the under privileged. Now it is turn of women. A woman plays vital role in a family. She makes and nourishes family. She can play a similar role in nation building too. I believe, Government will provide a share of power through reservation to women and by the year 2020, contribution of women in nation building will be visible to the world. Women in power will eradicate corruption, will bring endurance and discipline in lives of common Indian.

DEVELOPMENT OF TELECOM SERVICES Information flow plays a vital role in development. By the year 2020, development on telecom front will be enormous. Every house will have telephone and every individual will carry a mobile. Internet availability will be cheaper the gadgets like cell phone, laptop and computer will permeate every aspect of Indian life. SPORTS DEVELOPMENT By 2020, India would have developed its infrastructure to an extent that it has become a favorite venue for hosting games like commonwealth, Asian games, World Cups etc.

I would like to see India excel not only in cricket but also in its national game Hockey, tennis, shooting, athletics etc. We would be acing in terms of winning medals in Olympics. Sports has flourished itself as an entertainment industry. More on Chillibreeze Rate more articles by Indian writers Take advantage of our confidential and professional article review servicesto get your writing rated by an expert critic Check out our Writing Courses and Writing Assessments Want to work on client projects? Read more about our screening process.