Prioritising Priorities

Prioritising Priorities

Arranging the multitude of problems the country is beset with and also the actions for their solutions in their order of importance is all what prioritisation is about. The successive governments vested with the task of providing good governance during their respective terms since the time of starting the voyage of self-rule have toyed with the onerous exercise of harnessing the available human resources to varying degrees of satisfaction to the country’s citizens, in the face of challenging conditions threatening steady movement of the nation from the zone of difficulty to that of comfort. The founding fathers of the world’s most populous democracy have been credited with a foresight laying the foundation for creating a nation marked by integrity and stability. Credit is due in no small measure to the people of yesteryears for joining hands with the government of the day to function in an orderly manner. That bonding between the government and the masses seems to have suffered a fracture in our times. Can this be set right, on priority? is the question.

The law-makers of the nation during the first decade post-independence, barring exceptions, happened to be persons of sterling qualities in whom the country’s people vested their trust ungrudgingly. The present crop of law-makers, again barring exceptions, seem to have undeservedly acquired power and authority of high posts much to the chagrin of people who elected them, trust betrayed with disdain.

Amidst a globally disturbed ambience, India earning accolades from authoritative agencies on the count of performance of the economy cannot be denied. However, the nation’s face is bugged by pockmarks as it were as a result of the undesirable goings across the country, reports of which are there for anyone to read about in the newspapers of all hues and view on the small screen in the news channels. First and foremost, unarguably, the nation’s people have done irreparable harm to themselves by electing the kind of their representatives that have become law-makers at different levels, the Parliament being the worst. They are the virtual role models for the country’s young generation, particularly by their fraudulent ways, criminal acts and unedifying public conduct.

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In sum, restoring order in public life marked by anger against administration expressed through violence, disrupting life of gullible masses seems to be priority one, and the rest shall fall into place. Maybe, providence has to be relied upon for the change to happen in good time.

February 8, 2019

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