At the India Business Leader Awards held on December 2, prominent figures such as Deepak Parekh, Narayana Murthy, Uday Kotak and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw expressed their unwavering optimism about India’s trajectory and future prospects.
Former HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh believes that the best for India is yet to come and that he is never been more optimistic of the country’s future as he is now. “I would like to see India’s ride ahead and claim its rightful, honourable place in history and I have been saying this for the last few months that in my last fifty-odd years of working in India, I have never been more optimistic as I have been today,” he said.
Uday Kotak, veteran banker and founder of Kotak Mahindra Bank, outlined and shared his vision for India. “At this point of time, I wish all of us celebrate India at 100. And, how do we transform India. The aim of 9 percent per annum GDP for the next 25 years. What does it take for people, policy makers, practitioners, to achieve this? All of us should dream for 30 trillion economy. And, per capita income of every India at $15000 plus from its current $2500. This is the dream.”
Narayana Murthy, who co-founded Infosys, credited the current sense of hope and confidence to the leadership. “This year is all about hope, confidence, and optimism. All of this has happened because of our Prime Minister. It is whether urban or rural India, or educated India or not so well educated India, whether it is rich or poor, everybody is positive and that is an extraordinarily difficult task,” he said.
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, executive cand Founder of Biocon, expressed her aspiration for global leadership from India. “I have always wanted to put India on a global map at a leadership level. I aspire for global leadership from India,” she said.
Source : Money Control