The world is now gaga over the need for Social Enterprises and how impactful they are capable of becoming. People are increasingly looking for providing solutions to societal problems while at the same time ensuring a reasonable profit while doing so. Young people are looking to ‘private gains’ while seeking to do ‘public good’ too. While all this is admirable and very welcome, we must also understand and appreciate that such enterprises have to be embedded with the value structure that makes them really ‘valuable’ to society. And these values have to be driven by the people founding and leading such enterprises. Listen to this talk that I gave to young social entrepreneurs a few weeks ago.
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Laying the foundation for Amrit Kaal
Understanding Atmanirbhar Bharat
‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ – one must have heard this call for action several times over the last few years. When I interact with Civil servants and citizens, I find that each one has a perspective on what it means. Most of them relate it to economic independence, self-reliance or producing goods and services within India. This call given by Hon Prime Minister Modi includes all this and much more. Have tried to share some of my views and perspectives on this and this was published in Indian Express, Jan 17, 2023. You can read this at https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/atmanirbharta-for-new-india-8385703/ The article is also
Building a resurgent India: a response to the call given by Swami Vivekananda
January 12, 2023 is the 160th Jayanthi celebrations of Swami Vivekananda. The whole country celebrates this event as the National Youth day. What does the Youth day signify in a country with one of the youngest populations in the world. More than 50% of our people are less than 20 years. India is one of the few countries with the unique window of demographic opportunity wide open. Presently, we have one of the least dependency ratios in the world. What this means is we have the highest number of Indians in the productive age group. Today is the time for