TV stars opine on what is stopping India to be the No 1 country
Today is 26 January and India celebrates its 63rd Republic Day. The world looks up to India as the country celebrates the day with the world famous Republic Day Parade. This was the day, when India’s constitution came into being and India became a republic. And like true patriots, the TV stars are proud to be a part of the country. Though the country is going up the ladder of success, there a few hindrances too. So, Tellychakkar.com decided to ask TV celebs what they think is stopping India to be the World No 1 and how can India shine even more.
- Kinshuk Mahajan
The government seems to be having lopsided development plans. Agreed 8% growth is there, but the common man rather sees his real income lowering on account of raising inflation. The sky rocketing prices of vegetables and petrol need to be checked immediately. Coming from Punjab I lament the fall in agricultural investment. The government seriously needs to work on GM (Genetically modified) foods and also encourage farming in urban areas.
- Roshni Chopra
India’s biggest achievement has been the fact that we have survived as one nation despite so much diversity. The biggest need of the hour is clean politics without the poison of communalism for we have suffered a lot during Partition. The government’s attempt to control alcohol consumption till 25 year is ludicrous. We can get married at 18/21 but can’t booze.
- Karan Mehra
We have achieved a lot in the past 60 years. And now with youth power taking over I think we can double what we have attuned, in the next 10 years. But yes corruption and other social evils need immediate attention. I also think the government should not try to censor online content; agreed absolute freedom of expression cannot be practiced but we need to find a middle way.
- Deepika Singh
I am very proud to be an Indian as we have achieved so much success in all fields. But I think corruption is a big blight which is affecting our real growth potential. I feel it is time to make voting compulsory. We Indians should be proud of the fact that we are thriving democracy many other countries in the neighborhood don’t have that liberty.
- Angad Hasija
Indian sports need a big fillip. We spend crores on cricket and yet see where we stand right now. Had that same money been used wisely on Olympics sports, we would have at least won some medals. The biggest problem is that we don’t have a sporting culture. Parents don’t want their kids to play for other sports as they not sure of success. ‘Marks for sport’ is a necessary requirement. Also all state government should ensure that there are enough grounds where kids can play as rampant commercialization has squeezed open spaces. Kids also need to be taught the importance of fitness. Today, most kids gorge on non healthy food and just sit on the computer.
- Karanvir Bohra
I think our biggest achievement as a country is the fact that we have attained so much success in the short period of time and are now challenging the first world countries. But what hurts me is that the youth which powers our economy is not given space to let their hair down. This 10 pm party restriction is a strict no no. We work hard and hence should be allowed to party harder. I also feel that the censor board needs to have more young people on the panel so the aspirations of the youth get addressed properly. I also lament the absence of emergency helpline number, (911) as in US and Canada. This way if we are facing any problem, help will be just minutes away.