सुमंगलम: विकास का नया प्रतिमान
The purpose of development is to create an environment in which all people can expand their capabilities and opportunities can be enlarged for both present and future generations. Humanity has paid a high price for the development model it adopted since the industrial revolution. Based on western notions of linear progress, exploitations of resources, consumerism and equating material prosperity with happiness, it has caused global warming, environmental pollution, decimation of bio-diversity, toxicity of food products and decline of soil fertility.
Humankind must discard the flawed model of development in favour of a whole some idea. Unless the process of globalization is transformed by the spirit and values that inherent in the concept of sustainability both in production and consumption, the ecological, social, economic, cultural and moral resources shall be threatened by a devasting erosion.
Revolutionary changes in social, economic and political institutions, aptitudes and practices are desperately needed so that a bond is generated in ethics, Economy, Ecology, Enengy and Employment.