Speaking at the All India Management Association’s convention Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday expressed that innovation and new ideas have to play key role in building the nation in the coming decade.
Mr. Naidu Said, “The next ten years from now on will be very crucial for making India rise to the potential. For a long time people have been talking of the potential of India. We should now stop doing so and the motto should be rise of India”.
‘Changing Times: Reinventing the India Story’ was the theme of the convention held in New Delhi.
He said that ‘re-inventing India’ is a challenge as well as an opportunity.
“Our country at the moment is at an inflection point.’Business as usual’ model will not work. The need of the hour is ideas, innovation, investments and implementation. This requires a new orientation on the part of all the concerned who have stake in nation building,” he said.
“But it is a fact that India was not looked upon as a source of knowledge, technology and innovation by the rest of the world during and immediately after the colonial period. Clearly, from an innovator and leader, India had fallen far behind and become a receiver in the advancement of science and technology,” added the Union Minister.