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  1. 1. India Vision 2020From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaIndian FlagIndia Vision 2020 is a plan proposed by former Indianpresident Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalamto make India a developed countryby 2020. India Vision 2020 of transforming India into a developednation can become a reality only if every student and youth isindividually innovative. It involves putting the nation beforeoneself,former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said. The vision for thenation should be based on strong pillars of development. It shouldfocus on reducing the rural-urban divide, equitable distribution of landand water, providing value-based education, access to best health care,ensuring responsive and corrupt-free governance, alleviation ofpoverty, and a secure and terrorism-free state.[1] Contents [hide]1 Vision for India2 The views of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam3 Global Initiative4 Initiatives of India Vision 20205 Core Values of India Vision 20206 Focus Area7 Overview8 Dream activities of India Vision 2020
  2. 2. 9 Nodal Points of India Vision 202010 External link11 See also12 References[edit]Vision for IndiaIndiaAccording to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in formulating the vision of thefuture India, it is important to see beyond the limits of the immediatepast to rediscover the greatness that is India. Although thepresent Republic of India is a young developing nation, our peoplehave a rich and illustrious history as one of the longestliving civilizations in the world. In 1835, even theBritish historianand politician, Lord Macaulay, admitted before the British Parliament:"I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have notseen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I haveseen in this country, such high moral values, people of such caliber…the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and culturalheritage….." Thus, it would be wrong to state that in 1947 Indiastarted to construct a modern nation from scratch. Rather, it began theprocess of rediscovering its rich cultural and spiritual values that had
  3. 3. formed the foundation of India in the past. It is on this foundation thatwe seek to formulate the vision of India 2020.It is indeed a challenge to formulate a cohesive vision for India in2020. Therefore, we thought it appropriate to seek inspiration fromone who had a clear vision and possessed the gift to articulate it in amanner that has inspired the hearts and minds of countless Indians.The vision articulated by Rabindranath Tagore is all encompassing inevery sense.[2][edit]The views of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam 1. Set a goal in life. To achieve that goal, acquire the knowledge, work hard and when problem occurs, defeat it and succeed. 2. Always keep myself, my home, my surroundings, neighbourhood and environment clean. 3. Lead an honest life free from all corruption and set an example for others to adopt a righteous way of life. 4. light the lamp of knowledge in the nation and ensure that it remains lit for ever.[3][edit]Global InitiativeA flagship program of IAPB and WHO and is a functional convergentmodel (eye care community) of INGOs, eye care organizations,professionals and country specific national programs.Aim is to work together to eliminate avoidable blindness worldwideby the year 2020, in order to give everyone in the world the Right toSight.[4][edit]Initiatives of India Vision 2020 Vision for Vast Indian Population Incremental reduction of the burden of Avoidable Blindness - 75% Social Responsibility Imbalance and Inadequacy in Service – Urban & Rural Overcoming obstacles in Outreach Necessity of Human Rights / Dignity[4]
  4. 4. [edit]Core Values of India Vision 2020The Right to Sight – India is committed to beinga transparent, accountable, inclusive and sustainable organization thatrespects all its members and stakeholders whose participation isactively sought in democratic decision-making and organizationallearning. We promote quality and equity in eye care, with the highestethical standards[4][edit]Focus Area Underserved, Unreached, Rural Communities Institutions engaged in Eye care National & State Government Ophthalmologists & Para-Ophthalmic Professionals [4] Membership Development and value addition to members[edit]OverviewIndia Vision 2020 was initially a document prepared by theTechnology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council(TIFAC) of IndiasDepartment of Science and Technology under thechairmanship of Kalam and a team of 500 experts. The plan is furtherdetailed in the bookIndia 2020: A Vision for the New Millennium,which kalam coauthored with Dr. Y.S. Rajan.kalam described the plan as follows:[5]"Transforming the nation into a developed country, five areas incombination have been identified based on Indias core competence,natural resources and talented manpower for integrated action todouble the growth rate of GDP and realize the Vision of DevelopedIndia.These are:Agriculture and food processing — with a target of doubling the present production offood and agricultural products by 2020. Agro food processing industry would lead to theprosperity of rural people, food security and speed up the economic growth;
  5. 5.  Infrastructure with reliable and quality electric power including solar farming for all parts of the country, providing urban amenities in rural areas and interlinking of rivers; Education and Healthcare: To provide social security and eradication of illiteracy and health for all; Information and Communication Technology: This is one of our core competencies and wealth generator. ICT can be used for tele-education, tele-medicine and e-governance to promote education in remote areas, healthcare and also transparency in the administration; and Critical technologies and strategic industries witnessed the growth in nuclear technology, space technology and defence technology".[edit]Dream activities of India Vision 2020At DreamIndia, they believe in each and every one of us doing groundwork, and doing it periodically. That is why they have built up andsustained DI centers in every city of our existence.Volunteers visitthese centers regularly (mostly on every weekend) and engage thekids. These variegated sessions consist of English and computerclasses, school academics, sports and drama sessions, singing anddancing activities etc. For the tiny tots, there are phonetics,handwriting, clay modelling and other sessions for building overallreading, writing, and motor skills of the child.Apart from weekend study sessions, we also make periodic visits toorphanages, old age homes, and homes for children with specialneeds. These are DIs way of supporting other organisations that doexcellent work and that strive to make childrens world betterSelect a city name from the drop down in Our activities to view theactivities we do in that city. This also serves as a pointer toprospective volunteers on what to expect. Enjoy volunteering![6][edit]Nodal Points of India Vision 2020
  6. 6. 1.Peace, Security & National Unity – Physical security both fromexternal and internal threats—strong national defence, domestic lawenforcement and social harmony.2.Food & Nutritional Security – A vibrant, highly productivecommercial farm sector that can ensure food & nutritional security,generate employment opportunities, stimulate industrialisation, andproduce renewable energy from biomass and fuel crops.3.Jobs for All – A constitutional commitment to ensure the right of allcitizens to a sustainable livelihood that will provide them with thepurchasing power needed to freely cast their economic votes in themarket place.4.Knowledge – 100 per cent literacy & school education,and vocational training for all new entrants to the workforce, to equipyouth with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in anincreasingly competitive world: adult education programmes tocompensate working age school drop-outs for the lack of education,and continued investment in science and technology to improveproductivity, quality of life and the environment.5.Health – Expansion of the infrastructure for public health andmedical care to ensure health for all.6.Technology & Infrastructure – Continuous expansion of thephysical infrastructure for rapid low-cost transportation andcommunication that is required for rapid economicgrowth and international competitiveness. Application of computers toimprove access to knowledge and information, and increase in thespeed, efficiency and convenience of activities in all fields of life.7.Globalisation – Successful integration of India with world economy.8.Good Governance – Farsighted and dynamic leadership to maximisenational prosperity, individual freedom and social equity throughresponsive, transparent and accountable administration that removesall the bottlenecks to economic development.9.Work Values - Activation of all these nodal points requires firm anddetermined adherence to high values, including prompt decision-
  7. 7. making, disciplined execution, systematic implementation, finelytuned co-ordination, unceasing effort and endurance.[7]