Reshaping India: The debate begins today with HT Leadership Summit

  • Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Nov 21, 2014 08:23 IST

Consultation lies at the heart of reforms and policy-making in a democracy. Wider discussions on contentious issues assist in expanding the area of the possible. Political debates in Parliament, and outside, is a manifestation of this democratic practice.

There are budding signs of recovery in the Indian economy, which was an engine for global growth till it fell off a cliff over the last two years. Quick decision-making and speedier implementation are vital for this turnaround.

India is on the cusp of a major transformation. Aspirations of a young population call for throwing out old paradigms, setting new targets, and adopting a fresh approach.

The central, long-run question facing India is to spin jobs for tens of millions of restive hopefuls. Growth is vital for jobs. And a good job is the best form of inclusion.

India’s challenge is to create conditions for faster growth of jobs outside our farms.

The Hindustan Times Leadership Summit has brought these issues to the table over the past 11 years and set new ambitions for the nation. Given the challenges, it is time to look for new solutions, and there won’t be any without innovation, optimism, and above all, leadership.

The 12th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit brings together thought leaders from the country and around the world to debate on how to reshape India.

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