In today’s world, Innovation is often repeated jargon in the knowledge and technology industry for doing things in a better way, bringing benefits to providers or consumers in some way or other. While the sense and usage of the word is yet to percolate down to the common man’s lingo and I have seen faces pucker into a frown at the mention of innovation from people resisting change, the process of Innovation is here to stay as it was there from the very first day of human life. This has taken humankind to where it is today and will take them further into future. The industrial revolution, green revolution, the dairy revolution initiated by Anand Milk Federation (AMUL)– to me- all of these are fuelled through innovation for an efficient society.
Not undermining the previous revolutions, the technology innovation starting in 19th Century has changed the world to a much greater and deeper extent – internet being in the center of all. There are better ways of doing things and getting things done in touching almost all facets of human life- Food, shelter, health, transportation, communication, agriculture – irrigation and production etc. etc. While all these are good and in the right direction, the point for my today’s discussion is to reach the benefit to the masses as much as possible in all rungs of society in a locally customized way.
India, being a value for money country with a huge chunk of population below poverty line, there has to be further innovative “Indianised” ways to cut costs without compromising on the benefits. This will ensure that the payback of innovation can be made available to commoners sponsored by a separate indigenous Innovation government policy as in China. And I am sure with the glorified minds India had in multifarious fields coupled with the mindset of the present and future generations, there are ample possibilities of innovation being driven from the common man’s usage perspective. There was a period from 10th to 18th century when progress was stagnated but we have recovered from the situation and are on a roll for an inclusive growth across cities, towns and villages.
Please join me,along with acclaimed write and philosopher,Robin Sharma, to dream of a much improved world order where indigenous innovation is able to narrow the gaps of disparities in life.
“Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.”
― Robin S. Sharma
― Robin S. Sharma