Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, 7 October 2016

Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth



Arthur Clough wrote this poem , more than 150 years ago

But it resonates with the Ministers and the Bureaucrats of the current NDA government


They seem to be saying :

"  Never give up , no matter what the odds and the obstructions . Never stop walking "


While speaking at the India Economic Summit , this " Never Say Die " attitude , was echoed by Shri Amitabh Kant { CEO , NITI Aayog } , when he said :


#  Small retailers must embrace technology and ecommerce alongside brick and mortar stores


#  E-Commerce cannot be stopped and is only going to grow stronger


#  Start ups can benefit from foreign direct investment inflows


#  Start ups do not need any protectionist policies and since the government has opened up almost every sector in
    the last two years, it cannot backtrack now


#  Indian Start ups have the ability to take on the Amazons of the World through their understanding of the Indian
    market


#  Technology will have to transform manufacturing from a dark , dirty and dangerous activity to something more
    glamorous . It may lead to some loss of jobs of a particular kind but we have to, therefore , invest in skilling
    people accordingly


#  Government has to spearhead change for India's transformation into a cashless society . By 2025, every person
    will become a walking ATM . Indians are moving to mobile payments, use of biometrics at a very fast pace


#  India cannot imitate its neighbor's policies but it must tap into the huge market potential of the country


For ordinary citizens of India ( rendered cynical over the past 60 years ) , these words are a proof that , finally we have in NDA , a government whose Ministers and Officers listen to their suggestions - and implement if found good


If you have any doubt , just glance through following list of my  E Mails  sent to them, over the past 2 years :



{  http://www.hemenparekh.in/2015/11/agenda-for-reforms_76.html#.V_h-B_l94ok  }


True , the terrible legacy of the past 60 years , so ingrained in the psyche of 32 lakh Government Employees ,
cannot be changed overnight


But , what so far looks like a gradual change , can be vastly accelerated if millions of citizens send in their
suggestions to the following Policy Makers , instead of holding demonstrations in the streets :


    narendramodi1234@gmail.com; 38ashokroad@gmail.com;ajaitley@del5.vsnl.net.in; jayant.sinha19@sansad.nic.in;piyush.goyal@gov.in;nitin.gadkari@nic.in; spprabhu1@rediffmail.com;bandaru@sansad.nic.in;smritizirani@nic.in;nsitharaman@nic.in; ravis@sansad.nic.in;sureshprabhu@irctc.co.in;prakash.j@sansad.nic.in;secy-ipp@nic.in; amitabh.kant@nic.in; shaktikanta.das@nic.in; rsecy@nic.in; adhia1981@gmail.com; ceo-niti@nic.in; atul-chaturvedi@nic.in; uma.bharati@sansad.nic.in; d.pradhan@sansad.nic.in; rprudy.office@gmail.com; rudypr@rediffmail.com; eam@mea.gov.in; mosvks@mea.gov.in; mvnaidu@sansad.nic.in; mnaqvi@sansad.nic.in; rao.inderjit@sansad.nic.in; mljoffice@gov.in; sadananda.gowda@sansad.nic.in; ministerminority@gov.in; najmah@sansad.nic.in; minister-ca@nic.in; ramvilas.paswan@sansad.nic.in; gandhim@sansad.nic.in; akumar-alpha@sansad.nic.in; jpnadda@sansad.nic.in; hm.moca@nic.in; geete@sansad.nic.in; simratbadal@yahoo.com; ns.tomar@nic.in; rmsingh@sansad.nic.in; tc.gehlot@sansad.nic.in; dr.harshvardhan@sansad.nic.in 

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08  Oct  2016

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