Can Young India Rise to Zero Hunger, Zero Poverty by 2030?

Manish Sisodia – 


The learned the speaker spoke about the issue at hand by first stating that it is a matter of shame that the land which is rich in philosophy and a syncretic link with nature must even to this day speak of how to alleviate poverty. He speaks about how the need of the hour is education and that every Indian family can talk about which ancestor of theirs took great pains to educate their progeny and break their own cycle of ignorance. He believes that all resources should be given over to education and he dreams of an India where individuals from the US dream about getting a degree from India. He is firmly for only development in education over infrastructure as the well-educated will make their own infrastructure.

Dr C P Joshi – 


The learned speaker was of the opinion that power has not yet devolved to the people and as such hunger and poverty are still real issues for the country. He agrees with Manish Sisodia, but does not believe that exclusively education is to be fomented against infrastructure. He states that all villagers who come to seek jobs in an urban environment hoping for his village to have roads, electricity and other infrastructure. For this, devolution of power and imparting education to all towards their rights and responsibilities. He is also against the almost static model of power devolution as well as the fact that most of the new sectors of services and IT are not getting enough support in the way of skill training and that must also be magnified. The agenda of education should be skill and nothing else. He quotes multiple statistics to forward his claim.

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi    


The learned speaker began by quoting multiple statistics that prove how India is moving towards the alleviation of poverty, or more precisely, the upliftment of common Indians above the poverty line. Poverty is experienced in all nations and the struggle is to bring individuals above a minimum level. This the speaker states is occurring in India at a very accelerated pace, especially under the auspices of the current government. He is confident that poverty and hunger will be reduced to zero in the coming years and he acknowledges that the road ahead is navigable but hard.

Pankaj Singh  


The speaker extolled on the virtues of the youth. He believes that all change in history in all nations, dead or alive, has occurred at the hands of that nation’s youth. He urges the youth to not shirk away from politics as seems to be the way India today, but to join politics and that all the evils that make them not to participate, nepotism, corruption and the like can only be eliminated by the participation of the youth.

Paivi Reckman  The student speaker spoke about sharing the same goal of alleviating poverty. Sher further stated that this is an achievable aim, but it requires a sacrifice of some time and effort by all individuals.

Vishi Subhash  The student speaker believes that poverty is akin to a crime and it is the duty of the nation to remove this blot.

Aviral Dwivedi  The fiery speaker started by drawing the divide between the rich and the poor within India and asking whether it can be bridged ethically or morally

Rahul Sharma  The student speaker sees hunger and poverty as a big blot on India as a society as well as on its international standing.

Trupti Desai  


The speaker spoke passionately about her struggle for gender equality and how she believes that politics in India wishes to see the rich get richer and the poor get poorer without equitable distribution of wealth for if that occurs then who shall vote for the politicians. Thus poverty is required by the politicians to forward their own agendas. She believes that equality is a step towards alleviation of hunger and poverty since women will earn and hold their own in our society which is slightly chauvinistic today. This will ensure more income and thus alleviation of said poverty.

Konda Vishveshwar Reddy  


The learned speaker speaks of the long journey that India has taken. When independent India had rampant poverty as well as massive social injustice. He remembers the days when his parents used to not let them waste a single morsel of food in all their years. He speaks then of the various measures taken to alleviate this issue, and says that the best aspect of this generation is that unlike all previous generations, this one attaches value to hunger, poverty and indeed to define what is rich and what is poor.

Dr S S Mantha  


The learned doctor puts the alleviation of this issue solely to gaining an education as well as understanding that the quality of the education that is provided must be such that it stays current. He quoted statistics which support how fewer Indians opt for higher education and that6 must change since the answers to questions such as the alleviation of hunger and poverty reside in higher education.

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