Surely, 60 years is a significant number in the life of an individual and also that of a nation. It is therefore apposite that it is also a time for stock taking. A time to check how far we have come as a people: Are our people living well? Are our children in good schools? Can we feed ourselves? Is the generality of the people having adequate health care? Are our lives and property secure? Are we bequeathing a good future to our children and grandchildren? These and more questions are bound to agitate the minds of reasonable people at times like this.