Friday, July 07, 2006

Narayana Murthy on development communications

“India needs a downpour of such development communications.” Those words summed up my post on President, Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam's speech.

Development communications was the top-most priority for Infosys Chief Mentor N R Narayana Murthy and his six Executive Directors on Thursday, when they were the guest editors of The Economic Times.

“Newspapers must carry positive news on Page 1,” says Narayana Murthy. “We want to feel good about our environment, self and country...”

He elaborates, “Let the media reserve the prime time and the front page to heralding the successes of this hard-working majority rather than focusing on the misdeeds of a few. None of these can be stopped by any evil power in the society.

”We have to win the war of honesty, decency, national pride and hard work over corruption, vested interest and petty politics. Let us start today by just doing best what we are expected to do without worrying whether our neighbours are doing it. I do not think there is any other solution to this country’s ills. Just Do it.”