(Guinness Record Holder & RTI Activist)
It is a mere coincidence that calendar of the India’s independence-year 1947 is repeated in the year 2014 when Prime Minister Narender Modi made a really visionary and historic speech from ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi on country’s 68th Independence Day on 15.08.2014. Such a speech could be expected only from a person like Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel who deserved to be India’s first Prime Minister as also echoed by majority-members of Constitution Assembly, but unfortunately turned down by Mahatma Gandhi in favour of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Perhaps India would not have to wait for Narender Modi if India would have been fortunate to have Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel as its first Prime Minister!
His orange-green turban with his white national attire symbolised national tricolour. His avoiding bullet-proof enclosure and later inter-mixing with school-children without caring too much on his personal security, matched with his heart-touching emotions of public-participation with ‘Prime Servant’ of the nation in nation’s re-building.
Mimics of ‘Achche Din’ should wait for some more weeks to realise how India is going to regain its ancient glory of being a global-leader by Prime minister’s call of ‘Make in India’ so that not only import-bill of the country may go down sharply, but may even enrich country’s foreign reserves by increased exports! It is also for the first time that the President of India elected in a different regime had similar vision in his Independence-Day eve speech like that of the Prime Minister, with words of praise for Narender Modi as Prime Minister of India.