Cambio de guardia en la India

SINGAPUR – En agosto, Raghuram Rajan fue nombrado Gobernador del Banco de Reserva de la India. En un nivel, se trató de un anuncio de rutina que muchos habían previsto; después de todo, probablemente sea el economista indio más conocido de su generación. Sin embargo, en otro nivel su nombramiento se puede ver como un recambio generacional más amplio. Con apenas 50 años de edad, será el primer gobernador del BRI nacido después de que India se convirtiera en república en 1950.

En todos los ámbitos de la vida india, como la política, las artes, el deporte y el desarrollo social, se están produciendo cambios similares. Y gracias a ello, el país mejorará. Si bien es uno de los países más jóvenes del mundo, con una edad promedio de solo 26 años, hasta hace poco en la mayoría de los campos predominaban de manera incongruente personajes de edad ya avanzada, desde la política a las artes, e incluso los negocios y los deportes.

Pero hoy en todas las áreas brillan jóvenes que hacen su entrada aportando energía y nuevas ideas. En el ámbito político, en momentos que el país se prepara para las elecciones generales del año próximo, los principales contendores para reemplazar al Primer Ministro Manmohan Singh, de 81 años, son Narendra Modi (62) del Partido Bharatiya Janata y Rahul Gandhim, de apenas 43 años. Cualquiera de ellos sería el primero que asume el cargo sin haber nacido en el Raj británico.

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