“Brain drain is not a bane for a developing country like India”. Write a debate in 150-200 words either for or against the motion.
FOR THE MOTION
Honourable members of the jury, my fellow competitors and worthy audience, today I’m going to express my views in favour of the motion “Brain drain is not a bane for a developing country like India”. First of all, I would like to ask how many intelligent persons go to foreign countries every year on average. Dear friends, the number are just a handful.
India, the largest democracy in the world, with a population of more than 120 billion, is a fast developing country. No doubt many students realise their dream to go abroad to study and earn a lot of money but that is just a myth. The reality is that more than 80% of the people who go abroad to study are those who are not competent enough to get admission in Indian universities. In fact, the brain drain hardly has any effect on developing countries like India because the real geniuses remain in our own country. A developing country like India works on its resources. The major resource that India has is the human resource. India is a land of geniuses and learned people and this is evident from the fact that India has done so much in the field of science and technology from Mars Mission to the latest launch of IRNSS-1F satellite. Indian educational institutions are supposed to be among the world’s best.
Thus, a culturally diverse, economically strong, socially bonded country like India can never be affected by the trivial issue of brain drain.
AGAINST THE MOTION
Honourable members of the jury, my fellow competitors and worthy audience, today I’m going to express my views against the topic “Brain drain is not a bane for a developing country like India”. Dear friends, what is a country? Is it just land, rivers, mountains? Or it is the people? No doubt, a country is due to its people and there is absolutely no doubt in the fact that development and growth are equally proportionate to the intelligence and resourcefulness of people. In fact, for any developing country, human resources are the most important thing. How can a country progress if most of its intelligent brains have migrated to some other place? That is the crises that we all are facing these days. We are not able to hold the brainy, intelligent, productive people in our country due to corruption and nepotism. India, being a developing country, has to work hard to sustain and nurture its growth. But ‘brain drain’ has proved to be a great hindrance in this field. Development is not possible without the intelligent scientists, doctors, lawyers, businessman, etc. but unfortunately the youth have got so much frustrated with the system that they don’t want to stay in India.
This ‘brain drain’ is no doubt a bane for every developing country because it is one of the major factors which impedes the growth of a country and ultimately brings all development to a standstill.
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