PM Narendra Modi: Aatma-Vishwasi Bharatiya is at the core of self-reliant India
While delivering an inaugural speech on the occasion of 95th Annual Day of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India could change the COVID-19 crisis to their advantage by becoming a self-reliant nation.
PM Modi, while addressing the celebration via video conference said that in the last couple of months India has faced a lot of issues, right from coronavirus crisis to cyclones to locusts attack.
"Every citizen of this country has resolved to turn this crisis into an opportunity. We have to make this a major turning point for this nation. What is that turning point? A self-reliant India," he added.
Adding to this he further said that North-east India could be the home for organic products and organic farming.
Mr Modi's 'Aatmanirbharta' starts at home, it's time India becomes 'vocal for local' and aim to achieve self-reliance.
Urging Indian farmers to take the opportunity and freedom to improve their economic conditions said that they are now allowed to sell their crop production in any part of the country.
Emphasising, he said that all the industries must work towards making India a 'net exporter' of products.
Most of the Indians are now using LED bulbs due to which we have saved a total of Rs 19,000 crore and the carbon emission has also gone down, said PM Modi.
"The simplest method to be worked upon at present is to induce Indians to use their products and get markets for Indian artware in other countries, " while quoting Swami Vivekananda, PM Modi urges the Indian citizens to take inspiration from the path shown to us by Swami Vivekananda.
Mr Modi expressed that India must prepare to position itself in the globally competitive domestic supply chain, and this could be achieved by bold investments and decisions. It's time to 'plug and play' and curb 'command and control', added PM Modi.
He said, "What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow, " indicating that India needs to work together and revive the manufacturing sector in West Bengal.
Concluding he said that he believes that 'Aatma-Vishwasi Bharatiya' could be the foundation stone of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.