India’s IT doyen and founder of Bengaluru-based IT major Infosys NR Narayana Murthy, on Saturday claimed that there were a lot of bad leaders in the country and suggested that youngsters should make the country into an actual Ram Rajya.
“What is important for you people is to show honesty, discipline, hard work, high aspirations, open-mindedness and then say we will make this country a developed country,” said Murthy, addressing youngsters at the Bangalore Business Literature Festival. “That opportunity was not given to me. I didn’t have this. You are at an extraordinary platform. Please seize that opportunity… please follow good people and not a bad leader, of whom there are enough in this country at this point in time…..make this country into a true Ram Rajya.”
Murthy said that the country has reached a different platform, which has increased the aspirations of the people.
“You are at a unique place in this country. Certainly, people like me have seen how this country has progressed in the last 30 years,” said Murthy. “Our confidence has grown. If you look at the decades, I think the economy has done well. We are now in a different orbit. We are unhappy with a 5% growth rate. Back in time, we were very happy with 2 per cent growth rate.”
He emphasised the role of a strong Opposition in a nation and compared it to processes that he and his co-founders followed while running Infosys.
“When you have a democracy, the good thing is that you avoid a major crisis…because there is always an Opposition party,” said Murthy. “And Opposition parties play a very important role. They hold the government accountable. And once the government knows that there is strong Opposition, they will think very carefully, whether what they are doing is right or wrong. In the case of Infosys, it was a debating society – there were lots of debates and discussions. We eliminated the ideas that would have probably led to a crisis.”
Mumbai: Filmmaker couple Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari have joined hands for a film based on the lives of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy.
The film will also be produced by Mahaveer Jain, a statement issued by the makers said.
Ashwini, whose credits include films such as Nil Battey Sannata and Bareilly Ki Barfi, will direct the new project after her Panga.
The story idea and concept was developed by writer Sanjay Tripathy. The film will chronicle the inspiring journey of Murthys and their contribution to the nation.
Bengaluru, July 25 Global software major Infosys” co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Thursday congratulated his son in-law Rishi Sunak on his appointment as Minister in the new Boris Johnson-led British government.
“Our advice to our children, including Rishi, has been to work hard, be honest and do good for society. We wish him well,” Murthy told in a statement here.
Married to Murthy”s daughter Akshata, Sunak, 38, the Conservative Party MP from Richmond (Yorkshire), is one of the three Indian-born leaders appointed ministers by Johnson on Wednesday. He takes over as the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
The other two are Alok Sharma and Priti Patel.
Elected for the first time to the House of Commons in the 2015 general election, Sunak was also a minister in the previous Therasa May”s government.
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The 39-year old Sunak, who is a philosophy, politics and economics graduate from Oxford University and an MBA from Stanford University, is a conservative party MP from Richmond (Yorkshire). He favours Britain leaving the European Union, popularly known as Brexit. Murthy wished him well in his role and expected him to be honest and do good for society.
“Our advice to our children, including Rishi, has been to work hard, be honest, and do good for society,” Murthy said.
“We wish him well.” Murthy’s wife and Infosys Foundation chairperson Sudha Murty wrote to her son-in-law congratulating him for becoming a minister.
“God has given Rishi the opportunity to help the poor and needy of his country. We are sure he will work hard. We are proud of him,” Murty told ET.
Sunak earlier served in the Theresa May cabinet as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government. An advocate of improving local communities, Sunak has emphasised the use of technology and innovative business models to improve citizen service to local communities.
“Technology is something I am passionate about. It has the potential to be transformative,” Sunak told the British Parliament during a debate, where he pointed that an innovation fund was launched to embrace digital revolution in local communities and help deliver services better to people.
Born in UK, Sunak’s mother was a pharmacist while his father worked in the National Health Service (NHS) as a general practitioner. He met Narayana Murthy’s daughter Akshata Murty in Stanford, where he was doing his MBA.
Sunak then set up a £1 billion global investment firm and specialised in investing in small British businesses before his entry to the British Parliament in the 2015 general election. The couple has two daughters – Krishna and Anoushka. Sunak is among the three Indian origin ministers along with Priti Patel and Alok Sharma to join Johnson’s cabinet.