Is Abdul Kalam’s Vision 2020 Possible?


India 2020: A Vision For A New Millennium!

With hardly two months to a new year, a new beginning, will Abdul Kalam’s dream come true? Will India become a millennial county by 2020? Is it even possible for India to achieve that goal shortly? These are the questions every Indian will have. Kalam once said, “A developed India by 2020, or even earlier, is not a dream. It need not be a mere vision in the minds of many Indians. It is a mission we can all take up and succeed,” which is still a dream for all Indians. He even ignited the young minds to ‘Dream as they transform into thoughts and thoughts result in action.’

Kalam’s vision of 2020 for a developed India is a big question considering the current scenario of India. India has every resource that is needed, but what is now required is the correct management of those resources. Most importantly we have the backbone of India that is, millions of youngsters. To achieve his vision not only the government but also the people who form the society have to work towards betterment. A small deed will be a stepping stone to success.

The foremost of all is to ignite young minds. Schools and universities need to improve their level of education and course to enable youth to be employment generators rather than employment seekers. The literacy rate has to be increased and therefore it will decrease the poverty rate. Recently the UN has set up a goal to eradicate poverty from the world by 2030. If India can do that then we are one step closer to being developed and achieving Kalam’s vision for a new millennium.

Our Missile Man had lots in store for his nation and his people, but to our dismay, he left behind his dreams for us and now it’s our responsibility to take up his vision and succeed in it. Let’s all take this goal a bit seriously and work towards achieving it in the years to come.



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