Around 350 BC, Greek traveler Megasthenes described
Patna as one of the
greatest city in the world. Rip Van Winkle the fictional character if Washington
Irving slept for 20 long years. My dear Patna,
when will you wake up; almost 2000 years have passed. When; once again will Patna
regain its lost position of the number one city in all possible parameters
human could imagine!!!!
dweller WE long to make peace with the past of our city so that in present WE can
rest in peace; but in vain. The past is too tall and the present is minuscule. The
future can be determined and that is on the top of our mind. The audacity of
our hope will make new beginnings towards glory.
Patna Municipal Corporation, urban development department and the state building and infrastructure departments needs a dreamer and visionary at the helm of affairs. It is a long time since these departments have worked in tandem to implement VISIONARY developmental town planning. No politician and No bureaucrats, we have already experimented and failed a number of times with them. They have reduced
Patna to an extended modern
village. Along with love, passion, commitment for the city the man needs to
have international experience of town planning. The man’s first ring of team
should consist of only foreign origin town planners, all of whom would have
read Indica by Megasthenes and the history of Patna.
The team needs spark and agility.
How can it be done? Only if the top man in administration wakes up from dreams and begging and turns visionary. Reads the life of ASOKA the GREAT and follows. The second option is if WE all start feeling the same and are ready to work for it. The first work for us is to get a VIS
IONARY, EXECUTOR to lead this
dream. Change the school of thinking and shift gears. We can draw inspiration
it was built to glory in 25 years only. With
the Information Technology tools on our side we can do it faster.
Diligence, vision, team work, technology and the will to be the best is required by
Will we be able and not lucky to get it?