Off the global map

We need to focus our thoughts and actions on building a nation free of discrimination — economic, social or religious. We need to keep the flame of humanity forever burning within us. The next decade is critical in determining whether India will emerge as a country to reckon with or whether it may yet fall off the global map reduced to a quarrelling, inefficient, fractious and untidy mass.

NEEPA SARKAR, XII, Calcutta Girls'High School, Kolkata, West Bengal

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