Topics: India, President of India, Pratibha Patil Pages: 4 (1409 words) Published: July 18, 2013
Sixty five years of Independence! What did we achieve in these 65 years is a rhetorical question for which answers can be affirmative and negative. No doubt that India is a safer country, a country where the living cost is cheaper. This is the place where you can have the speech freedom complaining the system without providing any suggestions or alternative. India is fast developing and all Indians dream of becoming a developed nation by 2020, it’s high time for we Indians to think whether we can achieve this target within a short span of about eight years. We all Indians started dreaming about this prestigious target a couple of years ago and it was fueled by the words of our former president APJ Abdul Kalam. But the present day happenings in our country and the world as a whole, force the Indians to rethink and analyse on our present economic conditions and our journey towards the status of a developed nation. In India most of the people (about 60% of nation’s population) are living in villages. There they are not able to fulfill their basic needs of life. In those villages youth is unemployed; they follow unhygienic activities, which lead to serious health hazards. Youth is turning towards crime because of unemployment. In such scenario it seems very difficult for India to become a developed nation till 2020. It's been observed that crimes committed by illiterate ones are more in number as compared to the literate ones. Because uneducated people have no skill in their hand nor they have education to earn money. So it seems easy to them to commit a crime because it's the easiest way to earn money. So illiteracy gives birth to crime. Tihar Prisons reveal that 92 per cent of the prisoners lodged there are from the lower income strata of society .Indian literacy rate grew to 74.04% in 2011 from 12% at the end of British Raj in 1947. Although this was a greater than six fold improvement, the level is well below the world average literacy rate of 84% and India...
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