Wednesday, August 15, 2012


OF INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITISH RULE - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday promised further steps to reduce corruption and ensure transparency in governance. "We will continue our efforts to bring more transparency and accountability in the work of public servants and to reduce corruption," the Prime Minister said in his address to the nation on the Independence Day. "But we will also take care that these measures do not result in a situation in which the morale of public functionaries... gets affected because of baseless allegations and unnecessary litigation," he said. The Prime Minister said he was committed to making the work of the government and administration transparent and accountable. "Our commitment to make the work of the government and administration transparent and accountable stands," he said. He reminded people of his promise last year that anti-corruption steps would be taken and pointed out that the Lok Sabha had cleared the Lokpal and Lokayukta bill. "We hope that all political parties will help us in passing this bill in the Rajya Sabha," he said.

Stating a number of other bills have been presented in the Parliament, the Prime Minister said the Cabinet had cleared a Public Procurement Bill, which aims to make government procurement processes more transparent. The Prime Minister covered an array of issues in his speech but much of it was focused on Indian economy. Besides the global financial crisis, domestic developments were also hindering the growth of India's economy, he said, without specifying what the hiccups were. 
India's GDP grew by 6.5 percent last year, and "this year we hope to do a little better", he said. The economist-turned-politician admitted that this year's poor monsoon would pose difficulties in controlling inflation. But Dr Singh assured the nation that the difficult days would not last long. "Even as we face problems, we should be encouraged by the fact that we have achieved extraordinary successes in many areas in the last eight years," he said, referring to the period since 2004 when he came to head a Congress-led coalition government. Lack of political consensus on many issues is affecting India's rapid economic growth, he said.

Addressing the nation on India's Independence Day, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh regretted that the absence of such consensus was coming in the way of an environment conducive for faster economic growth. "Time has now come to view the issues which affect our development processes as matters of national security," he said. However, some believe that while the entire world looks at India and its people in searching of the true moral and ethical spirit, the current Westernization leads to neglect the wise Vedic cultural and spiritual roots.

The history of rule in India goes back to great antiquity, back and back to the days of the Mahabharata (emperors such as Yudhisthira and Pariksit Maharaja) and before that to the days of the Ramayana when Sri Ramacandra sat on the throne of Ayodhya. Those days and subsequent times were known as the rule of rama-rajya, the saintly rulers of India. ... Now in the 21st century India is under ‘home rule’, ruled by her own people and India has become the largest democracy in the world. But the stark reality of the situation is that western influence on moral conduct, material advancement and even religion, with the tremendous advances of Christianity within the country, is more than at any other time in history. Indians rule India, yet India is more prone to outside influences now than at any other time in history. What the Greeks and Kushans failed to do, what the Muslims and Moguls could not do in 1000 years of rule in India, what the British could not finish in 200 years, MTV and Bollywood have managed in only 62 years of independence - the massive moral, social and cultural degradation of India.

Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja :
"Who Ruled India?"
Oct 3 2009 - Krishna Talk 91
Shri Narasingha Chaitanya Matha

Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"

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