Last week Government of India awarded the highest civilian honour of country, Bharat Ratna, to Late Pt.Madan Mohan Malaviya and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Just like every year, this year too this award has brought many controversies with it.
Importance of ISRO as a spearhead in indigenous research cannot be overstated here. While India is still fighting with poverty and hunger, ISRO has shown that technological advancement can be made despite the current context of India. While foreign countries may condemn this advancement as being at the expense of human development in India, it has to continue with these developments to live upto the expectations of the world from itself in 21st century.
It is often said that an advise is not a substitute for experience. We believe it was said by those who could not comprehend the advise well. Many prime ministers followed Nehru and did not learn from his one commonly known mistake. Many of them made issues like Reservation and Religion their movements through which they intended to mobilize people. These issues, however, ended bloodily because there were people on both sides. Issues like education, health, environment etc can only improve if there is movement for them. There are numerous instances from history which are testimonials for the argument made in this article. Probably it is time to change the saying from “Get your facts right” to “Get your understanding of facts right”.