I got an invitation today morning to visit and review this biggest editorial campaign from The Times of India: Lead India. It is the second phase of the initiative from Times Of India – India Poised.
Lead India which is launching today, is about selecting and identifying the next generation of leaders that our country deserves. If India Poised was about discussing the present situation of Indian Governance, Lead India is targeted towards finding those who can bring the expected glory to the governance of India. You are the one supposed to nominate yourself or such people whom you think have the strength to bring reform in the administration.
India appears to be facing a crisis of leadership. Public governance has all but collapsed. In critical areas such as public administration, education and healthcare, there’s little or no confidence left in government’s ability to deliver a modicum of service without having to grease a few palms. Corruption is endemic, the bureaucracy is a shadow of what it once was, and the political class for most part appears to have neither the vision nor the ability nor the stomach nor even the inclination to fix the system.
India is at a stage in its life where it’s poised for greater glory. This sounds like a clich