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- Napoleon Bonaparte

My motivation to Lead India

We are in the 60th year of our independence. India is experiencing unprecedented economic growth with GDP growing at around 9% and expected to grow even faster while we race towards the US$ 1 Trillion GDP. We are in the fastest growing region of the world, Asia, and have become the fourth largest economy in Asia.

Economic superpowers are wooing our nation and we have acquired a strategic role in world bodies. Whether it is Doha round of WTO negotiations, Davos economic summit, regional groupings such as ASEAN or world bodies like World Bank or UN, India is able to put its views across meaningfully and the world is listening. This is really a great time and opportunity for our nation and we must use this to bring our millions out of abject poverty and hunger and provide them with the means to lead a dignified life.

We are a young nation with more than 50% of our population below 25 years of age. This is providing us a huge demographic advantage in a fast graying world of developed economies. Even among large emerging economies of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India & China), India has a demographic advantage as our productive population will continue to grow till 2050 while others will decline.

However this is a double edged sword. If we are able to harness the energy and youth of our young adults in a productive manner by providing them education and gainful employment, we will achieve greater economic strength. But if we fail, the disgruntled youth that is uneducated and unemployed will become the bane of society and a drag on our economy.

Current political system and coalition politics is taking a toll on our democracy. Executive is held hostage to a fragmented legislature. Parties with just 10% MPs decide the national agenda and hold the nation to ransom. This is unsustainable. We educated and successful Indians have a responsibility and need to take matters of the nation seriously and do our bit to improve the situation.

I have been an serial entrepreneur and I strongly believe in intellectual and entrepreneurial abilities of our youth. However lack of opportunities, risk capital and guidance are the main constraints.

I am one of the few lucky Indians who got the best education and a highly successful professional career which gave me financial independence and opportunity to retire from a professional career at the early age of 40. I always wanted to utilize my knowledge, skills and resources for the betterment of society and nation.

Public Policy interventions and Public Private Partnership are the areas of my interest.
I have been involved with various public and industry bodies where I have been able to positively influence public policy matters and their efficient implementation.

Public Policies related to governance are in need of urgent attention. Capacity building and efficient delivery mechanisms are the need of the hour, to keep our economy growing at the current rate. Our systems and processes for social welfare schemes, education, health care and infrastructure are extremely inadequate and inefficient with multiple layers and leakages.

It is my desire to further my interest and passion in the domain of public policy intervention and I believe LEAD INDIA is the most suitable platform for professionals like me who have the skills and knowledge and are keen to make a difference.

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