Monday, May 12, 2008

Young Indians going to lead the world

So , Young Indians are not going to lead only India . Henceforth they are considered to be leading the world too . Why ? While the world grows older ,the India is growing younger . The aging population of US , Japan and china will create a shortage of skilled manpower . The shortages will be 1.7 crore for US , 1 crore for China and 90 lacs for Japan. This shortage is about to happen in 2020 .On the same time , India will have a surplus workforce of 4.7 crore . It seems that, we are going to reach our Past president’s Dr. Abdul Kalam’s vision of India becoming a developed country within 2020 , in the scheduled time.

However , this are projection about what would be happening . In addition , to take the advantage, there needs to be a lot of planning done. Some bit of these, has started also with the Budget of Rs 300 crore for skill development alone, during the annual budget 2008-09 .

A total sum of 22,800 crore also has been devoted to skill development in the 11 the Five year plan period by planning commission of India.

There is projection , there is plan ? … Is there executions also ?

This is where the education organizations around India , has to play a pivotal role on really bringing Indian skilled world force in such a manner , that they can create the future of world .

Isn’t that what our ancient gurukul’s use to do ? Creating people that could change the future of nation and world ? Are our education organization of present times, has that capability to play this role ?

So you can see the forest ?

So you can see the forest ?

Can you see the tree , the sappling which is in the process of becoming a tree ? And the seed ? - Obviously the last one is expecting too much . We can't see the seed . It is very hard to see , as it is below the ground.

But we could see the forest . Its big . It has so many trees on it ? Can you dare to ignore it ?

Same with small business . It's like a small sapling , which will grow into a tree, some day, and encourage other trees to come together to , build a grand ecosystem like a forest . Can be, it is small today ! It would not be small in his entire .. life span.

Small business are the foundation of the global and national economy . It is not the Fortune 500 , or Fortune 1000, or Fortune 5000 , who makes all the differences , in all the key parametres of the economy . It is small business across industries and segments , which helps the economy to prosper , to build new realities, silently. Small business are the foundation of any economic growth .

However , it has been seen , that normally this segment gets least assitance from every corner of society - be it regulatory authorities , be it policy makers , be it financial institution . They all wait to shower there blessings , when the small would become big . Ironically , if the span of the blessings, of our opinion leaders , policy makers, and financial institutions could expand a little bit . Then there will be more volume of big companies growing from a small business . That would be the success story, of any developed or developing economy - When you can see the forest , but at the same time you can see the tree also, just next to your building , who is suffering from lack of water and attention.

Save .... the tree ... you save the forest .

Save the small business ... and you will save the economy.