Saturday, February 23, 2019

Changing Image of India - Discussion

Panel discussion at Christ University, India's Changing Identity.

Key points I shared:
1. Our Identity is like the Ganga, Yamuna, Kaveri, Brahmaputra, the flowing Rivers and also have changed course over centuries, based on several influences.
2. Our Identity is what Baba Saheb has given us in the Constitution.
3. Our Identity is our Diversity.
4. Our Identity is having different perspectives for the same story.
5. Our Identity is be able to be a believer or non-believer or even be in confusion.
6. Being unapologetically Indian.
7. Patriotic is when you want to see 50% women in Parliament, in Police, in Schools, when you aspire for no malnutrition, no child rapes, no hate etc
8. A Farmer, a Doctor, everyone contributes to the Nation, hence defining Patriotism using Uniform is very narrow.
9. No one person can decide the identity of India, its the people of India who define it.

We need to keep the Conversations going...