Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the event of India’s 74th Independence Day, Modi mentioned within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, 130 crore Indians have pledged to construct a ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
“I am confident that India will realise this dream. I am confident of the abilities, confidence and potential of my fellow Indians. Once we decide to do something, we do not rest till we achieve that goal,” he mentioned.
The prime minister mentioned the nation obtained report overseas direct investments over the past fiscal and even in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, massive global firms are wanting in direction of India.
He mentioned the FDI progress was recorded at 18 per cent final fiscal.
Modi reiterated in his handle ‘Vocal for Local‘ name and mentioned that India ought to strive for assembly wants of the world as well and questioned how lengthy the nation would proceed to export uncooked supplies and import completed merchandise.
He mentioned India has vast pure resources and want of the hour was worth addition.
“Now we have to move ahead with the mantra of make for the world along with Make-in-India,” he mentioned.
He additional mentioned ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ doesn’t imply solely lowering dependence on imports, however strengthening India’s capability, creativity and abilities.
Addressing for the seventh time in a row from the Red Fort, he mentioned there are quite a few challenges in turning into self-reliant, however there are hundreds of thousands of options as well.
“India has always believed that the entire world is one family. While we focus on economic growth and development, humanity must retain a central role in this process and our journey,” Modi mentioned.
Citing an instance what India can do, Modi mentioned earlier than the COVID-19 panedmic, the nation was not making N-95 masks, PPE and ventillators, however now it’s ready to export such gadgets.