Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s name stands like a tall citadel, symptomatic of the steely resolve that the modern man requires in his endeavor to convert his dreams to reality. Ranjit Singh, a man of visionary zeal had a dream of an extensive and colossal Sikh estate, established firmly. To achieve it he harnessed all his resources, physical as well as intellectual, fought with the powers of his time and succeeded in converting his dreams into a reality.
His meteoric rise has placed him at a pinnacle from where he shines like a star in ambit, gesticulating to the modern contemporary youth, lightening their paths to navigate them to the stature that they are ordained to accomplish. The modern times can best be described as anarchic, tumultuous, its blemishes may be umpteen, some being xenophobic or nationalistic, some societal and some arising out of the contemporary man’s too parochial an attitude.
Yet, there is no denying the fact that the modern man yearns for a simple and decent living. Maharaja Ranjit Singh, a man of eclectic qualities, has left a legacy of being a liberal administrator who formulated his policies so as to make its benefits infiltrate to the common man. He has proved that taking care of the downtrodden is not just an appeasement, but a duty of the ruler and a concerted and wide spread efforts to do so is the need of the time.
It is an historically proved fact that he appointed men of competence and forte to all the important post without any connoisseurship on the basis of caste, colour, creed or religion and his democratic methods of governess resulted in establishing peace, progress and prosperity, which the modern man craves for.
Thus a strategy based on the premises of Maharaja Ranjit Singh can cure the major ailments of the present times and that the present world must see little problem in believing in the qualities of Maharaja Ranjit Singh as the only way out of the web that the modern man, like the spider, is caught. The legacy of centuries of struggle initiated by Ranjit Singh can be hailed as a landmark effort, a beginning of a resolute crusade for the rights of the common man to lead a life of grandeur and magnificence, which he, no doubt, is entitled to.