29. March 2012 06:37
(As contributed by Stuti Jain)
Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. Politics is not an end, but a means. It is not a product, but a process. And the one who facilitates the smooth flow of this process is called a politician, or more aptly a leader.
With a view to interact with young minds, Shri Jagmohan, began his address to young student managers at the JRE School of Management, by asking them to reflect upon the state of India. While there were some that were optimistic about it, there were others who were dubious too. As per Shri Jagmohan, while some were seeing the glass half-full and some were seeing it half-empty, to him it was immaterial; for he saw the problem with the mindset. He went ahead with the same notion by narrating an anecdote about a guy -- who had retired from a High post, and it was after he retired that he saw the negative state of India.
One that doesn't help you solve problems creates obstacles to solve them instead.
To instigate a vision in students to look at this negative side with a renewed vigor -- by getting them to think on new lines; Shri Jagmohan emphasized the importance of high values and of the idea of 'Simple living, high thinking'. Giving students the golden mantra to develop sensitivity about the issues around them, Shri Jagmohan very insightfully said that the future and the responsibilities of the youth lie in acting upon these issues by becoming sensitive to them in a way to create a society that we all would feel proud to live in.