- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Rupa Publications India (5 May 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8129132605
- ISBN-13: 978-8129132604
- Package Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.2 x 1.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Governance for Growth in India (Old Edition) Paperback – 5 May 2014
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Born in Tamil Nadu, Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam received his engineering degree in aeronautics from the Madras Institute of Technology. His contribution in the development of space rocket technology and ballistic missile was significant. Dr. Kalam is fondly known as the missile man of India for the same. He became the Indian President in the year 2002. Dr. Kalam has been honoured with prestigious awards like Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and and the Bharat Ratna. He has written books like Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power Within India, India 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium and Wings of Fire.
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The stress on the role of youth and transparency in governance is very relevant. I especially liked the detailed analysis on e-governance; it will be a dream come true if our state/central governments take steps to work along those lines.
The only chapter that I felt a little incomplete was corruption. I would have liked to see more emphasis on the need of timely justice and Lokpal bill.
Overall, a good effort. As a citizen of India, am glad Mr Kalam is following a busy schedule - meeting and educating the masses.
GOVERNANCE in India has always been a topic for wide discussion. While some actions have been praised, several methods have also been subjected to heavy criticism. The definition of proper governance varies from people to people. What may seem pleasant to one may not appear suitable to the other. However, there is a certain level of uniformity that revolves round the basic expectations of people, being a part of a civilized society and a developing nation. Health and safety, along with education and employment form the primary needs of Indians.
Dr. A. P. J. ABDUL KALAM certainly needs no introduction. Former President of India, scientist and academician, Dr. Kalam is popularly referred to as the Missile Man of India . His WORDS OF WISDOM are widely revered and noted not only in India but all across the globe. His interactions with the youth community answers several questions, and provides direction towards a better future, both on an individual as well as a societal level. Thus, a book penned by him is nothing sort of a treasure house of knowledge.
‘Governance for Growth in India’ throws light on the country we live in, and its current scenario – economic, political and societal. The book starts with an idea of entrusting the faith of voters by simplifying the voting process, and having a form of government that relies on a two-party system, to ensure smoother administration. However, the future of the nation depends primarily on young shoulders, and Dr. Kalam clearly mentions the guidelines that the youth of this nation should follow religiously to ensure a better result. Responsibility along with privileges should be well balanced, and an open minded approach, keeping an eye on the country we want to see tomorrow, will definitely take us nearer to the goal.
Dr. Kalam talks of leadership, and how a creative bend of mind will yield fruits in the most satisfying manner. He discusses the gaps in the current system, and the role of an able leader in filling up those gaps in the best possible way. Also, being one step ahead of the rest, Dr. Kalam visualizes e-governance as the stepping stone to success, where information will be shared via use of technology across every household, leading to a model that works for mass development. There are limitations to implement such an advanced system over a wide range, but with proper planning, that can be taken care of.
Corruption has always been the bane for any developing nation, and the same can be said about India. With the recent spate of spams that have hogged the limelight, dissatisfaction of the citizens have led to sterner measures to check corruption and wrong doing. Dr. Kalam suggests that to prevent corruption one should start taking actions rights from his/her home, ensuring that his/her FAMILY AND FRIENDS are transparent in their transactions. Only when we start curbing the greed from a personal level can it reflect on a broader scale.
Dr. Kalam shines as a visionary, eying growth in all directions, and listing the steps that are needed to ensure the progress of the nation. His wide array of knowledge on diverse topics come to the forefront, and as a reader, we feel illuminated to perceive his thoughts. ‘Governance for Growth in India’ is a book for every Indian. This is our land, a democracy where we live in, and to fulfill our expectations, we also need to perform our duties and responsibilities as honest and sincere citizens. This book, surely, guides us in that direction.
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Now, coming to the book , it has been written by the person whom I admire the most. Its a good light read for anyone who wants to assimilate Mr. Kalam's viewpoint. Reading broadens your outlook, so why not read this book and get some handy knowledge? :)
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