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69th Republic Day's hopes and ambitions: Here's what Vinita Bali, Dilip Doshi envision about India's future

Leading names from all walks of life share their hopes for the future of our country.

Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 09.02 AM IST
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On the left, Vinita Bali and on the right, Dilip Doshi.
From technological advancements to a sports superpower, leading names from all walks of life share their hopes for the future of our country.

Atul Nishar
Founder and chairman, Hexaware Technologies


“The India of my dreams will be a country where people are among the happiest. For this to happen, 22 per cent of people living below the poverty line will have to be uplifted and literacy figures will have to move up. No child should go hungry, no sick person should go untreated and the country’s unemployment should reduce considerably. To achieve this, we need disruptive solutions. We can address these issues by the effective use of technology. Technology interventions in education will ensure job readiness. Health care analytics, robotics and telemedicine will make health care accessible to all.”

Priti Rathi Gupta
MD, Anand Rathi Share and Stock Brokers Ltd


“In the coming years, I hope to see India at the helm of digitisation and new disruptive technologies. Flexi-working hours and location, paternity leave, collaborative execution, remote working, etc, are some of the modern-era business management trends that will shape a better business environment. I hope India consciously works towards being a pollution-free and clean nation, which prov ide s go o d sanitation and living conditions to all, uses renewable energy, and a place where health care and education is available to every individual. I dream of a country that ranks high on the happiness quotient.”

Harmanpreet Kaur


“PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik’s Olympic medals are just a start of Indian women becoming equal in sports. Our team efforts and the support we received during the World Cup campaign also is a testimony of how women athletes are finally being taken seriously. I hope that India becomes a sports superpower and more women win and make a name for themselves. There is a lot more that needs to be done to encourage women in sports. I hope for a change in society and the mindset of people.”

Adhil Shetty
Co-founder and CEO, BankBazaar.com


“The India of tomorrow would be a country of technology-based paperless, presence-less processes, built on the promise of greater transparency, reach, and convenience. Online, digital and paperless will be the norm for just about everything, especially personal finance... The future belongs to digital finance, and it is right around the corner.”

Dilip Doshi
CEO, Ambiar, and former Test cricketer


“I think India is the mother of civilisation. It is also a melting pot. India, to me, is what life is all about. Where else can you see a society co-existing the way we do? People from every walk of life live together here. To me, India can be summed as an inspiration to the rest of the world. I look at India as a civilisation that should offer hope to the world. Meaning, we should live in harmony — people have to become more tolerant of each other and should aspire to improve their quality of life. The rest will fall in place.”

Vinita Bali
Former MD, Britannia Industries


“The India I envision is where there is equality of opportunity irrespective of your gender, your accent, your caste, your community, your religion. An India where we give emphasis to values of respect, trust, responsibility and compassion. A place where we celebrate not just scientific pursuits but also our critical heritage, resident in our arts and crafts. The India that I envisage is one that is vibrant and vivacious, not just in its urban cities but also its rural areas. A nation that plays a meaningful and positive role in its contribution to global economy, and the young are ambitious and aspire to do their best. The India we have today has a long way to go to get to the India that I envisage.”

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