PM Modi is not the first Indian head of the government to have addressed a joint session of the US Congress. He is also not the first who has emphasized on the result-driven bonding between the two countries that share so much in common, from democracy to liberal markets, from cultural richness to innovative and intellectual vibrancy.
In a country like India known for its vast human resource potential, market reform measures and industrial climate favourable for foreign direct investments, ushered in by the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, education plays the primary role in preparing an individual for the fulfilment of his career ambitions as well as for the betterment of the nation's economy.
There could be no two opinions about the need for the political leadership and the bureaucracy in a functioning democracy like India, to work in sync for the optimum implementation of the government's programs.
Social drinking became an acceptable norm of life for an entire generation of Indians as soon as the first flush of the fulfilment of a lofty ambition and national pride, which had come to the fore with the nation's independence, started subsiding.