Session on Our World at 2025 by Ambassador Dr. Deepak Vohra
August 1, 2022
Ambassador Dr. Deepak Vohra, special advisor to the Prime Minister of Lesotho, South Sudan and Guinea-Bissau and also special advisor to Ladakh, Autonomous Hill Development Councils, Leh and Kargil, led a session with the orientation batch of iLEAD on the topic "Our World @ 2025" on August 1st, 2nd, 3rd. 4th and 5th 2022.
The diplomat discussed the eras before, during, and after the period of Covid while playing with the BC and AD timeframes. He talked about how our perspectives and beliefs significantly determine who we are as people.
He discussed the developed countries and what India needs to do to develop: work collectively and diligently to develop the country rather than waiting for someone else to do it for us. According to a survey, Indian youth desire to make a difference and take action.
"When the going gets toughest, the Indians get going," he said.
India, despite providing other nations with medicines and vaccines, had the quickest recovery from the second wave of the pandemic. He claimed that even though our medical professionals are among the best in the world, none of them have evidence to support the need for lockdowns.
He cited Chanakya as saying, "Our health is our greatest challenge". He continued by describing how, throughout the last 10,000 years of human history, the coronavirus outbreak was the worst worldwide.
He mentioned how Smallpox, Diphtheria, AIDS, and Neonatal tetanus were all wiped off in India and promised that we will do the same for the Covid-19 virus.
Another topic of concern is climate stability, as scientists warn that if global warming continues, this might result in massive floods and submerge nations like Bangladesh in just ten years.
Climate disasters have increased threefold around the world - Floods in European countries like Spain and Portugal and Greece, wildfires in the Netherlands and unusually high temperatures in Siberia and the Arctic are frequently happening.
He also discussed the management requirements for new technology.
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, a Sanskrit expression that translates to "The World Is One Family," was the phrase he used to describe why India aids other nations whenever they require assistance.
India is currently developing significantly in the areas of tourism and transportation, and the young generation of Indians is having incredible success all over the world. India, the youngest nation in the world with a median age of 29 years, still has a long way to go, but it is progressing very quickly. And will reach greater heights by 2025, in the world after covid.