Published On : Sat, Apr 13th, 2019

Entire world facing leadership bankruptcy: Mulay

Only India can give different model of development to world

Dnyaneshwar Mulay speaking at a programme organised by VED at Press Club, Civil Lines on Saturday as others look on.

Nagpur: The entire world is facing bankruptcy of leadership today and we all are victims of it. This has happened because the politicians, policy makers and thinkers have failed to understand how the world is connected today, said retired Ambassador Dr. Dynaneshwar Mulay .

He was delivering a talk on ‘India out of India – Transition in last 35 years’ organised by Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED) at Press Club in Civil Lines on Saturday. VED President Devendra Parekh, Director Shiv Kumar Rao and Rahul Upganlawar were seated on the dais.

Speaking further Mulay said worldwide there is a huge rush for development today. However, mere development is not sufficient, it has to be holistic, achieved through innovation and creativity. The innovation and creativity needs to first begin from politicians and the leaders, stressed Mulay, who founded Indian Business Association in Moscow, Russia.

There is no establishment in the world where Indians are not working, Mulay said, adding they are in large numbers in US, UK and other European countries. In the US, Hindi has been officially recognised as the commercial language, informed Mulay, who is popularly known as Passport Man of India.

The diversity found in India is not seen anywhere in the world. People from different religions, castes, languages and culture live here and hence only India can give a different model of development to the world, he said. The world today has greater expectations from India and to deliver it is the biggest challenge, he said.

Shiv Kumar Rao delivering the introductory remarks

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has become people-oriented today, which was not the case in the past. The ministry has developed such a mechanism wherein any Indian struck in distress in any part of the world is rescued successfully. The MEA has not only rescued Indians but succeeded in safe release of people of 40 other countries in Yemen, he informed.

Being diplomat is also a good profession, who represents his country abroad. He compared the diplomat’s job similar to the soldier. A soldier protects is countries with weapons. However, a diplomat not only protects his country’s image but rescues its from difficult times without weapons.

Indian diplomacy has played a very important and vital role worldwide. As a result, Indians are looked at with respect, said Mulay, who played an instrumental role in getting Toyota setting up its facility in India.

Narrating the experience of his tenure in Maldives, he said the country had orthodox beliefs where women were not allowed to perform yoga, dance or play any musical instrument. “I established Indian Cultural Centre and today woman clad in burqa visit the centre whey they perform yoga, play sitar and also participate in dance,” Mulay informed.

Earlier, Shiv Kumar Rao delivered the welcome address informing VED’s efforts and achievements in Vidarbha’s development and proposed a vote of thanks. Devendra Parekh delivered the welcome address while Yogita Kasture conducted the programme attended by a large number of people.

By Awadhoot Pathak