Hindsight is at all times 20/20 however foresight is fraught with dangers of unpredictability. I’m actually not endowed with a divine energy to see the longer term. Yet, I take the chance of felicitating and addressing you on the centenary of Independence in 2047 whereas celebrating its 74th anniversary in 2021.
I want I may do it in individual. But life is so fragile that its longevity is past one’s management. So I start with sure constraints. Nevertheless, I can say with confidence that as you have fun the 100th 12 months of Independence in 2047, I can visualise India having progressed a lot farther on the trail of improvement, guided by the trinity of justice, equality and fraternity. The social fault strains that existed earlier are considerably, if not wholly, obliterated. The discrimination on the idea of caste, gender, group and language is a ghost of the previous buried deep within the sand of time.
I envision a affluent, progressive and peaceable India gently striding on the world stage in a fashion that’s endearing and cooperative. The consolidation of India’s affect on the planet and its thought management a century after Independence is benign and inclusive for all the humanity.
And that is the true fruits of desires conjured up by our sages within the historic occasions, saints of the medieval period and nice freedom fighters led by Mahatma Gandhi within the trendy time. These sages and nice women and men had been gifted with the distinctive perspicacity to chart the longer term path for the nation. They noticed the world as one household and led India on a roadmap to advertise compassion and cohesion not solely inside the nation however the world over additionally. That is the wealthy heritage bestowed upon you by the good leaders of the nation.
As we start celebrating the 75th 12 months of Independence, I’m notably fearful concerning the local weather problem posed by the industrialised world. Today, India, as a accountable nation, goes effectively past its commitments to guard the setting. Following within the footsteps of our founding fathers, we’re decided to bequeath a legacy not just for India however for the entire world; for its prosperity and peaceable coexistence. I’m assured that your era will take the nation to larger heights, a lot past my restricted creativeness!
Wish you all the perfect.
The author is President of India