Vishal speaks of an experience he had in Denmark. His host there took him to a diary farm to get some milk. They walked in, and Vishal was surprised to see that there were no staff there. His host filled a bottle with milk from the dispensing machine, took money from his purse, put it in a container kept for money, and removed the change due him.
Vishal was shocked. In India, the money and the milk both would have disappeared, he exclaimed to his host. His host just smiled.
As Vishal started thinking what would have happened in India…to prevent theft there would be a supervisor, to check the quality of milk there would be another staff, to counter check the quality of milk there would be a license inspector…and who pays for all this? You the poor consumer. And on top of it all, if the staff merely bribe the license inspector, you end up paying even more…and getting contaminated milk in the bargain.
That is the price we pay for corruption, bribe taking and bribe giving.
What is a way out? Why was Denmark so different.
As Vishal started going back in time, he realised that it was only due to the influence of the sixteenth century Reformation and subsequent emphasis on Biblical values like the commandment ‘Thou shall not steal’ which were taught weekly at all churches throughout the land via the Heidelberg catechism.
That is why a small nation like Denmark could become so rich that it could give money for India’s development.
Think about it.
Moral integrity is foundational to prosperity!
Vishal Mangalwadi’s book Truth and Transformation is available through Flikkart.com
I would recommend anyone interested in knowing how to tackle India’s problems to read…and act on it. God bless!