“India of 21st century does not think small…”: PM Modi

PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India of the 21st century does not think small adding that world is amazed at seeing the progress of the nation and sees the benefit of moving with us.

Addressing the News 9 Global Summit in New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi said, “India of 21st century does not think small. Whatever we do, we do best and biggest. World is amazed and sees the benefit of moving with India.”

The Prime Minister said that the level of trust toward self and the government is equal and the government’s work culture and governance are the cause of this turn-around.

“Government offices are no longer a problem but are becoming allies of the countrymen,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that the government has developed infrastructure keeping rural needs in mind resulting in better connectivity, new employment opportunities and income for women.

“This strengthened rural India, he said adding that “For the first time in India, food expenditure has become less than 50 per cent of the total expenditure. That is, the family which earlier used to spend all its energy in procuring food, today its members are able to spend money on other things.”

PM Modi mentioned the decisions taken by the government to resolve old challenges.

“Our government is moving forward keeping the principle of Nation First paramount,” the Prime Minister remarked.

He touched upon the abrogation of Article 370, construction of the Ram Mandir, ending of triple talaq, Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam, One Rank One Pension, and creation of the post of Chief of Defense Staff.

He underlined that the “government completed all such incomplete tasks with the thinking of Nation First”.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to prepare India of the 21st century.

“From space to semiconductor, digital to drones, AI to clean energy, 5G to Fintech, India has today reached the forefront of the world,” he said.

Referring to a recent report on the consumption pattern of the country, the Prime Minister highlighted the fact that poverty has reached its lowest level till date into single digit.

“In the last 10 years, consumption in villages has increased at a much faster rate than that in cities. This means that the economic power of the village people is increasing, they are having more money to spend,” he said. (ANI)