The Indian President Ram Nath Kovind was all praise for our humble state of Kerala during his presidential address of the foundation laying ceremony of the Technocity. It was his second visit to GOD’s own country where he hailed the state “a potential powerhouse of Digital India, a key initiative of the Narendra Modi government”. He also showered praise to the citizens in the state by terming Keralites were hard-working and skilled, something he has been seeing in his Malayali colleagues since his days as a lawyer and also Kerala's traditions and our very thinking have been humanistic, people-oriented and democratic. The emphasis on human development and on healthcare and education here in Kerala has set an example for the rest of the country.
Of course it’s pretty obvious that when the president comes to a land he would shower it with praise but nothing in that list was mere flattery. Kerala is indeed in the forefront when it comes to education and healthcare in the country. Being highly literate and healthy allows us to naturally devote more time in the development of all other sectors. The thing that we must not forget is that these praises were on the backdrop of an aggressive campaign launched by BJP's top leadership specially its President Amit Shah against the Left rule. If the question is “Is Kerala perfect?” – then the answer is “absolutely not” but “are we progressing?” – You can bet your bottom dollar on that.