Opinion | Viksit Bharat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vision for a Developed India – News18

Written By: Aditya Pittie
Last Updated: March 22, 2024, 11:10 IST
New Delhi, India
By setting ambitious goals and implementing bold reforms, PM Modi aims to unlock new opportunities for growth and prosperity. (PTI Photo)
Ever since assuming office as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi’s vision has extended far beyond the ordinary realms of governance to an ambitious and grand vision to create a new and developed India. Central to this is the concept of ‘Viksit Bharat’ or Developed India, a transformative vision aimed at catapulting India into the league of developed nations by 2047, the 100th anniversary of its independence.
Viksit Bharat encapsulates Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a prosperous, inclusive, and technologically advanced India. It goes beyond economic development to encompass holistic growth across various sectors, including education, healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture, and industry. At its core, Viksit Bharat seeks to unleash the latent potential of India’s billion-plus population, harnessing their creativity, enterprise, and innovation to drive sustainable and equitable development.
Viksit Bharat holds profound significance for India’s socio-economic trajectory, offering a roadmap for realising its aspirations of becoming a global powerhouse. By setting ambitious goals and implementing bold reforms, PM Modi aims to unlock new opportunities for growth and prosperity. At the heart of Viksit Bharat lies the principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (Collective Efforts, Inclusive Growth), emphasising the importance of inclusive development that leaves no one behind.
One of the key pillars of Viksit Bharat is economic transformation, which entails fostering a conducive environment for investment, entrepreneurship, and job creation. Through initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India, and Startup India, the government aims to catalyse industrial growth, promote innovation, and boost manufacturing capabilities, thereby creating millions of new opportunities for employment and livelihoods.
Moreover, Viksit Bharat recognises the pivotal role of infrastructure development in unlocking India’s economic potential. The government’s focus on building world-class infrastructure, including highways, railways, airports, and smart cities, enhances connectivity and mobility and lays the foundation for sustainable urbanisation and regional development. Additionally, investments in renewable energy, clean water, and sanitation contribute to environmental sustainability and enhance the quality of life for millions of Indians.
Another critical aspect of Viksit Bharat is human capital development, which encompasses initiatives to improve education, healthcare, and skills training. By investing in quality education and healthcare infrastructure, the government aims to equip India’s youth with the knowledge, skills, and capabilities needed to thrive in the 21st-century economy. Furthermore, schemes such as Ayushman Bharat and Skill India seek to ensure universal access to healthcare and empower individuals with employable skills, thereby fostering social inclusion and economic empowerment.
At the heart of Prime Minister Modi’s vision for a Developed India (Viksit Bharat) lies a crucial tenet: the recognition that achieving this ambitious goal requires more than just government initiatives. It demands the active participation and collective responsibility of every Indian citizen.
Viksit Bharat is a national endeavour that calls upon every citizen to contribute towards the nation’s development. Unlike traditional top-down approaches, Viksit Bharat embodies a bottom-up philosophy, empowering individuals, communities, and institutions to become agents of change in their own right. By fostering a sense of ownership and empowerment, Viksit Bharat transforms development from a passive process to an active and inclusive movement.
The significance of this approach cannot be overstated. By mobilising its citizens’ collective energies and talents, India can tap into a vast reservoir of human capital and creativity, driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and social progress. Moreover, by involving diverse stakeholders, including civil society organisations, private sector entities, and grassroots communities, Viksit Bharat ensures that development efforts are responsive to local needs and aspirations, thereby fostering greater sustainability and resilience.
Central to Viksit Bharat’s ethos is the principle of collective responsibility, which emphasises that nation-building is not the sole prerogative of the government but a shared endeavour that requires the active involvement of all stakeholders. Every citizen has a role to play in shaping India’s future, whether through paying taxes, conserving resources, volunteering time and expertise, or simply adhering to ethical and moral values.
Moreover, collective responsibility entails a commitment to upholding the common good and working towards the well-being of all members of society, especially the marginalised and vulnerable. By fostering a culture of empathy, solidarity, and mutual respect, Viksit Bharat seeks to bridge social divides and build a more cohesive and inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
Active participation is the lifeblood of Viksit Bharat, driving its momentum and effectiveness. It requires citizens to move beyond passive spectators to become proactive agents of change, actively engaging in civic life, democratic processes, and community initiatives. Whether participating in local governance, volunteering for social causes, or advocating for policy reforms, every act of participation contributes to the collective effort of nation-building.
In conclusion, Viksit Bharat represents a transformative vision that holds the promise of a brighter and more prosperous future for India and its citizens. By prioritising inclusive development, economic transformation, and human capital development, Prime Minister Modi aims to unlock India’s true potential and position it as a global leader in the 21st century.
As India marches towards its centennial year of independence in 2047, Viksit Bharat serves as a guiding light, inspiring collective action and solidarity towards realising the nation’s aspirations of becoming a developed and prosperous society.
As the prime minister has said: “यही समय है, सही समय है, भारत का अनमोल समय है!”
The author is an angel investor and startup mentor for the Atal Innovation Mission, Government of India, and the Atal Incubation Centre-Rambhau Mhalgi Prabhodhini. He is presently the Convenor (Western Maharashtra) of the BJP Intellectual Cell and has recently co-edited the book – Modi’s North East Story. Views expressed in the above piece are personal and solely that of the author. They do not necessarily reflect News18’s views.


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