Mumbai: Noted industrialist Adi Godrej on Saturday warned that the rising intolerance, hate crimes and moral policing can “seriously damage” economic growth of the nation. Godrej, however, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for presenting a “grand vision” to build a new India and nearly double economy to a USD 5 trillion giant over the course of his second term in office. He was quick to add that all is not well in the country and pointed out a slew of concerns on the social front, warning of their impact on growth as well. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”It’s not all a rosy picture now. One must not lose sight of the massive impoverishness plaguing our nation which can seriously damage the pace of growth going forward and prevent us from realising our potential,” Godrej warned while addressing a gathering to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his alma mater St Xavier’s College. The industrialist further warned that economic growth will be impacted if “rising intolerance, social instability, hate-crimes, violence against women, moral policing, caste and religion based violence and many other sorts of intolerance are rampant across the country,” are not contained to ensure social harmony. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsHe said unemployment is at 6.1 percent, a four-decade high, and needs to be tackled at the earliest. The “massive” water crisis, growing use of environment-damaging plastics and the crippling medical facilities, courtesy the countrys healthcare spend is the lowest among its emerging market peers, are some of the other issues that need to be tackled on a war footing, he said. Noting that many issues must be fixed at a fundamental level, he warned that without doing so, the country cannot achieve her true growth potential. The remarks come amid a continuing spate of hate crimes like mob-lynching in the name of cow or in the name of religion being reported from many parts of the country, including from a Mumbai suburb where a Muslim cab driver was assaulted recently because of his faith. Godrej congratulated the prime minister for unveiling a vision to create a new India where “we dont live in fear and suspicion and can trust the political leadership for being accountable”. But he was quick to add that things on the ground are taking time to change when it comes to accountability, but exuded confidence that the many measures initiated will lead to significant changes in the times of come. Exhorting the students not to shy from leadership, he reminded them that leadership is about telling the truth without worrying whether it is popular or not. He also urged them to be compassionate and empathetic and at the same time level-headed.
OSU then-redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones (12) on Oct. 3 during a game against Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Former Photo EditorFormer Ohio State and national championship-winning quarterback Cardale Jones is heading to Los Angeles.The Buffalo Bills confirmed the transaction.ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the second-year quarterback has been traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Los Angeles Chargers for a late-round pick. The Cleveland native was the Bills’ fourth-round pick in 2016, but primarily played spectator behind quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor and E.J. Manuel in his rookie season.Buffalo is trading QB Cardale Jones to LA Chargers for a late-round pick. Chargers get a new potential backup QB.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2017Jones attempted just 11 passes, completing six of them for 96 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. Jones will compete with three other quarterbacks — Mike Bercovici, Kellen Clemens and Eli Jenkins — for the second-string job behind starter Philip Rivers.The former Buckeye will be joining two former college teammates in Los Angeles in the No. 3 overall pick in 2016 Joey Bosa and the Chargers’ 2016 third-round pick Joshua Perry.