Rajaji’s birth day as Entrepreneurship Day
Gandhiji regarded Rajaji as his conscience keeper
In the post independent India, Rajaji remained as the ardent advocate of the concept of decentralised economy and he was critical of the then government’s policy of government driven industrial and economic growth, rather than people driven growth. The reforms initiated by the governments in subsequent years proved that Rajaji was correct.
Rajaji made great contribution to focus the national attention on the importance of free enterprise and spoke and wrote relentlessly to fine tune the thought process in India about the desirable economic and industrial strategy for the country.
Rajaji’s birthday as entrepreneurship day :
Rajaji’s birthday may be observed as entrepreneurship day , that may be dedicated to the cause of enthusing and encouraging small scale industrial and economic entrepreneurship in India.
Today, small scale sector in India are functioning below its potential, due to lack of proactive government policies and recognition of its importance adequately by the financial institutions.
The healthy growth of SSI sector is the primary and necessary requisite to accelerate the progress of economy with equanimity. The growth of SSI sector will contribute to generate employment opportunities at skilled and semi skilled level in a big way , apart from providing entrepreneurial opportunities to millions of young men and women in the country , who are aspiring to prove themselves. Healthy growth of SSI sectors will pave way for innovative approach to projects and enable India to make research and development break through in appropriate technologies in tune with the India’s needs.
Declaring Rajaji’s birthday as entrepreneurship day would be very appropriate and significant, in view of Rajaji’s life long stress on recognising the initiatives of individuals and approving the concept of profit making as legitimate aspiration of people. At the same time, Rajaji continued to stress on the importance of ethical value in business and disapproved profit making at the cost of ethical standards.
Declaring Rajaji’s birthday as entrepreneurship day dedicated to the promotion of small scale entrepreneurship in India would be a significant move towards the objective of promoting skill development all round and creating opportunities for individuals to use the skill to promote their enterprises, that would inevitably satisfy the larger national interests.
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