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Thursday, January 19, 2006

PM's speech at the DSE Golden Jubilee function

These are some of the interesting parts from PM Manmohan Singh's speech at Delhi School of Economics.

The complete text of the speech can be accessed here.
" India is the world’s most exciting social laboratory for any social scientist to study.We are an ancient civilization but a young nation. A nation of immense possibilities. A nation brimming with a renewed sense of confidence."

"In the 1980s, and more decisively in the early 1990s, we took steps that enabled the quantum jump from what my friend Raj Krishna dubbed as the “Hindu rate of growth”. Once again intellectuals battles erupted. I recall the many criticisms made against the initiatives I had taken in 1991. There were some genuine worriers. There were others with blinkers on. Some concerns were warranted. Many others were ill-informed. We stayed the course. I reached out to many professional economists. I recall asking Jagdish and TN to prepare an independent study on what we had done and see if we were in the right direction. I also listened to my critics. But, in the end, I had the responsibility to take difficult, if momentous, decisions. I took them. The economy responded handsomely...However, given the magnitude of macro-economic imbalances we had to contend with, our options at least in the short run were rather limited."

"India has since the early 1990s been quoted around the world as a model case study on adjustment and stabilization. Barely 15 years ago an external payments crisis pulled the economy into a serious economic crisis. Today, we can say with pride that there is no external constraint on India’s economic growth. Prudent economic management, mixed with some well-advised risk taking, helped."

"Remain committed to excellence, but also remain committed to the Nation. Show the way forward so that we can walk that road."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

By Bill Gates:
  1. Life is not fair, get used to it.

  2. The world won't care about your selfesteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself.

  3. You will not make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.

  4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

  5. Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.

  6. If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about our mistakes, learn from them.

  7. Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents' generation, try "delousing" the closet in your own room.

  8. Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades; they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life.

  9. Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.

  10. Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

  11. Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

Thursday, January 19, 2006 12:33:00 AM  
Blogger agastyabhrata said...

Hi Anon,

Whoever you are, welcome. I'd be greatly surprised if the "quotes"fromBill are all from a single speech!

Thursday, January 19, 2006 2:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thansk Anon-1 for these quotes.

Irrespective of who said these and when, these are the coolest quotes I have seen for a long time. A must read for all teenagers, who are yet to decide what they want to do in their life.


Thursday, January 19, 2006 6:31:00 AM  
Blogger Imanpreet said...

Check :

Thursday, January 19, 2006 2:46:00 PM  

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