To-day morning when I read the latest article highlighting the slogan of the American President, my thoughts took me back to the pre-independence days of India. Though the scenario is different, they reflect the request to be swedesi. The swedesi movement in India aimed at improving the economic conditions in India. I feel in the same way, Obama also wants to do. This slogan definitely wants every American to stir their powerful hands to stabilize the failing economic conditions and work for the betterment of the future.
Obama has rightly addressed the kids of the country. A country’s future lies in the hands of the children. If we can make them realize the present situation, things can improve within a short time. Young minds can be nurtured better than the minds of grown-ups.
To quote Obama,
“At a time when other countries are competing with us like never before, when students around the world in Beijing, China, or Bangalore, India, are working harder than ever, and doing better than ever, your success in school is not just going to determine your success, it”s going to determine America”s success in the 21st century.”
“The farther you go in school, the farther you”re going to go in life,” he told students at a school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
I am reminded of Dr. Abdul Kalam’s words to the younger generation in India.
“To succeed in your mission, you need to have a dream and have courage to realize it. If you have great vision, your mind will keep you awake to achieve your goal.”
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam called upon the youth in India to take up the responsibility of nation building. He wanted the youth to take up the lead role in all sectors to take India to the forefront by the year 2020.
Obama is right in his approach to the kids of America. I wish it will be a grand success. American kids will change the dwindling economy of America in no time.