– Speech in SRCC, Delhi University in 2013
– Narendra Modi’s speech in Central Hall of Parliament in 2014
– Speech at BJP Headquarters after 2019 Lok SAbha Victory
– Speech at ‘Howdy Modi’, Houstan in USA, 2019
– Prime Minister’s address to the nation during Corona Pandemic on May, 2020
– Prime Minister’s address to Indian Armed Forces at Leh
– Address on the Occassion of Bhoomi Pujan at Ayodhya, UP
Speech in SRCC, Delhi University in 2013
WE ARE A NATION OF ‘MOUSE-CHARMERS’ NOW
Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi exhorted the Students to be a catalyst for the much-needed change in the country while delivering an hour long adress at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on February 6, 2013.
Addressing the students of SRCC, Delhi University Shri Narendra Modi said, “I think differently.” To demonstrate, he held up a glass of water. “Some people say this is half full, others say it is half empty. But I say it’s full – half with water and half with air.”
2000 students in SRCC – more girls than boys – were packed into the sports complex at the college. Shri Modi, known for his ability to connect with his audience, was bang on target. He appealed to the students to grab opportunities and rise above the politics of caste-based vote bank.
Speaking on ‘Emerging business models in the global scenario’, Shri Modi said the nation can progress by following ‘Gujarat model’ based on P2G2 (Pro-people good governance) principle. The Gujarat Chief Minister said India needs to be branded globally as it was one of the youngest nations in the world, having 65 per cent of its population below the age of 35. Shri Modi urged the youth of the country to stop complaining about the country’s economic condition and instead be a part of the positive change. “The reason behind the success of my State is good governance which has come by being pro-people.
My experience says our youth must stop complaining about the country’s economic state. We don’t need to go abroad. There is everything in our country — people, offices, and resources. All we need is to make use of opportunities, then our country can achieve everything,” Shri Modi stressed.
Highlights of the speech
• The youth of the nation has its finger on the mouse of computers and is changing the world. India’s journey has gone from ‘snake charmers’ to ‘mouse charmers’.
• The ambassador of a nation asked me what major challenges India faces and I said the biggest one is that how we use opportunity. When asked what the opportunity was, I said the youth. Europe buddha ho chuka hai, China budha ho chuka hai.
• Our country is not poor. We have vast resources, see eastern India is full of them. But we are unable to use that. We are unable to utilise the opportunity.
• We need P2G2. Pro-People Good governance. Pitching for the role of ‘good governance’.The people of the country have sunk into an overwhelming state of pessimism.
• Even after six decades of freedom, the nation awaits good governance.
• I believe that the glass is full. One half with water and the other half with air. There is despondency all over country but I am confident we can change the situation.
• There must be no one in the audience who has chai without doodh from Gujarat in it. All the milk in Delhi is from Gujarat. Milk in Singapore is from Gujarat, Okra in Europe is from Gujarat.
• If you go to Afghanistan, the people there have tomatoes that come from Gujarat.
• This nation is being ruined by vote bank politics. This nation requires development politics. If we switch to politics of development, we will soon be in a position to bring about lasting change and progress.
• People feel nothing would change here. All are thieves, everything they do is waste. People consider it a curse to be born in India. They want to leave the country soon after completing their studies.
• A businessman who goes abroad only captures dollars but a teacher influences a whole generation.
• We have created a university for teachers. I say we have so much youth and export so much, why not export teachers?”
• The focus should be on the manufacturing sector by making ‘zero-defect’ products with good packaging. Why shouldn’t we make the ‘Made in India’ tag a statement of quality for our manufactured products?
• The whole world says 21st century is India’s century. Some say it is Asia’s century, while some also say it is China’s century. I am confident that 21st century can be India’s century as knowledge is supreme.
• Some years ago I launched a product which is now a part of Delhi. I launched a coach of the Delhi Metro! In Delhi all the metro coaches are coming from Gujarat.
• Youth ‘new-age power’, not ‘new-age voter’ alone. Youth have changed the way India is perceived today.