PM Modi said India is moving ahead with the principle of Think Big, Dream Big, Act Big.
NEW DELHI, July 26 (The CONNECT) – Apparently unmindful of the opposition attack of over Manipur violence and the no-confidence move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed confidence in his rule and said in the government’s third term of the nation will be a mong the three top economies of the world.
“The entire nation is witness to the pillars of development of the present government’s this term and the previous term”, the Prime Minister remarked speaking at the inauguration of the Rs 2700-crore International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex, Bharat Mandapam, at Pragati Maidan.
Affirming that the development journey of India is now unstoppable., Modi underlined that India was the 10th largest economy in the world when the present government came to power in 2014, but as of today, India is the 5th largest economy in the world.
As per track record, the Prime Minister assured that India’s name will be among the top 3 economies of the world in the third term. “This is Modi’s guarantee”, he asserted. He also assured the citizens that in the third term, the pace of the development journey of India will increase manifold and the citizens would see their dreams come true.
These remarks assume significance in the backdrop of the opposition onslaught on him for his alleged silence over Manipur carnage which already claimed 140 lives, rendered over 50,000 homeless.
Elaborating on the need for a world-class convention centre in Delhi, the Prime Minister said that “In the 21st century we will have to have construction suitable for the 21st century.” The Prime Minister underlined that Bharat Mandapam will be hugely beneficial for exhibitors from all across the globe and will become a medium for conference tourism in India.
The Prime Minister stressed that we have to think big and achieve big targets in order to be developed. That is why, he said, “India is moving ahead with the principle of ‘Think Big, Dream Big, Act Big’”. He continued “We are creating bigger, better and faster”. He talked about the World’s biggest Solar-wind park, the highest rail bridge, the longest tunnel, the highest motorable road, the biggest cricket stadium, the world’s tallest statue, and Asia’s second-largest railroad bridge in India. He mentioned the strides in green hydrogen,
The Prime Minister said that today India is witnessing a revolution of rebuilding as in the last 9 years, 34 lakh crore rupees were spent on the creation of infrastructure. This year too, capital expenditure is kept at 10 lakh crore, he informed. India is working at an unprecedented speed and scale. He said that in the last 9 years, electrification of 40 thousand km of railway lines took place as compared to just 20 thousand in the seven decades before that. Before 2014, 600 meter per month metro line was laid, today 6 Km long Metro line is being laid every month. Today, the country has 7.25 km long rural roads compared to just 4 lakh km in 2014. The number of airports increased from about 70 to about 150. City Gas distribution too reached 600 cities compared to just 60 in 2014.
“The New India is moving forward and overcoming all the obstacles that come in the way”, the Prime Minister said as he underlined that the government is focusing on finding permanent solutions to problems. Giving the example of PM Gatishakti Masterplan which is becoming a game-changer for social infrastructure, the Prime Minister said that it comprises more than 1600 layers of data and aims to save the country’s time and money.
The Prime Minister drew attention to the era of the 1930s and said that the third decade of the last century has been critical to India’s freedom struggle where the goal was Swaraj. Similarly, the Prime Minister said, the third decade of this century is extremely crucial for India as our goal is a prosperous India, a ‘Viksit Bharat’. The Prime Minister reiterated that it was the result of the Swaraj movement that India gained independence. “Now in this third decade, we have a target of ‘Viksit Bharat’ for the next 25 years”, the Prime Minister said as he invigorated the citizens to realise the dreams of every freedom fighter. Speaking by experience, the Prime Minister said that he has witnessed many achievements unfolding before him and is aware of the nation’s strengths. “India can become a developed country! India can eliminate poverty”, the Prime Minister said. Citing a report by Niti Aayog, the Prime Minister informed that 13.5 crore people have come out of poverty in India in just 5 years. He also reiterated that extreme poverty is going away in India as mentioned by international agencies and credited the policies made and the decisions taken by the government in the last 9 years.
Emphasizing the need for clean intentions and correct policies the Prime Minister cited G-20 as an example. He said, “We did not confine G-20 to just one city or one place. We took the G-20 meetings to more than 50 cities in the country. We showcased India's diversity through this. We showed the world what is India's cultural power, what is India's heritage.” Further elaborating on the manner of the G20 Presidency, the Prime Minister concluded, “New facilities were built in many cities for G-20 meetings and old facilities were modernised. This benefited the country and the people of the country. This is good governance. We are going to make India developed by following the spirit of Nation First, Citizen First.”