Majority of the people in the world of literature did not take due note when Rabindranath Tagore wrote Geetanjali. But when that poetry was published in London, the world of literature went on to shower praise on the ‘poetic thought of Tagore’.
Then he became the first Indian to get Nobel Prize in the literature. Then western world and Indians started singing the appreciation of Tagore’s fresh and beautiful verses. They found the verses profoundly sensitive, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s story of ‘ sustainable development’ is following the same track. The world has now started taking note of Modi’s initiatives more than the Indians do. Many in India , learning the language from media , call these initiatives as mile-stones in his political journey. I call them Modi’s developmental songs. Nobel Committee need to take note. His actions on climate change has become the guide-book for many world leaders. Modi is demonstrating the links of SDGs to peace, prosperity and planetary level .