All of us have, in one way or the other, thought of empowerment of the women, or the poor, or the people that are considered in the lower half of the caste based hierarchy. Though I am not against any of these, I feel there is something we are missing – something that needs more attention than it is getting – “Empowerment of India”.
So, the first question that comes to our minds is – Does our country really need empowerment? The answer lies in the very fact that Indians are being exploited since 15th century – be it by rulers like Tughlaq, or by the British Rule, or by some corrupt politicians. If you are a resident of India and frequently travel to Western Countries, I can bet you have faced discrimination due to your complexion or your accent at least once during your visit there. It is only because of the vulnerability of the Indian market that tech giants like Facebook attempt to deceive us by initiatives like “Free Basics”. We have lost Kohinoor to England and crores of money to Vijay Mallya and got nothing in return.
The next question is – What can we do for the “Empowerment of India”? All it requires is a little effort and a minor change in our day-to-day lifestyle.
We are already taking huge strides in the areas of science and technology. Taking such small steps for the empowerment of India alongside will warrant a better future and make our country a better place to live in.