Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 23, 2018 . While addressing the plenary session he defined Democracy, Demography and Dynamism as the guiding forces of development in India and underlined the achievements of the NDA government in India. He said in 2014 after 30 years, Indian voters provided complete majority to any political party to form government at the centre. We took the resolution for the development of everyone and not just a specific group.
Citing his government’s motto of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (Development of all), Prime Minister Shri Modi assured that political reforms taken in India are in cognizance of the welfare of the country, and not any particular community. Speaking in Hindi, the Prime Minister also mentioned the economic reforms undertook by his government and appreciation India got in the form of an increase in global ranking by renowned organizations such as Moody’s and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
We are publishing excerpts of the speech for our esteemed readers.
in 1997, when PM Deve Gowda had come to Davos, our GDP was little more than USD 400 billion. Now it is more than six times. WEF forum continues innovation of ideas. Social media platforms have transformed the globe. Technology has ability to unite and divide. All nations must adapt to the changing technology.
Global unity in 21st century is of paramount importance and we can fight the challenges if we are united. India’s mantra of Vasudeva Kutumbhakam has always stressed upon unity.
The world is facing challenges in maintaining peace, stability and security and new powers are changing the balance between economic and political strength.
Climate change is a global issue. It is a first threat towards humanity. Many societies and countries are becoming self-centred. It seems that gloabalisation, as opposed to its definition, is shrinking. Such misplaced preferences can’t be considered any lesser threat than terrorism or climate change. We must admit shine of globalization is fading, the PM said.
Snow in the arctic is melting, many islands are sinking or are about to sink. We can tackle climate change if we are united. Climate change, terrorism grave concerns before the world; everyone is aware of India’s position on menace of terrorism. Today we are exploiting nature for our greed. We need to ask ourselves if this is our progress or regression. It is now time to use Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of trusteeship, the PM said.
This year the topic here is ‘Creating a shared future in a fractured world’. Terror has harmed every country in the world. Good terrorist versus bad terrorist is a harmful stand. Terrorism is dangerous. Worse is when people say there is a difference between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ terror. It is painful to see some youngsters getting radicalised, Shri Modi said.
He said in 2014 after 30 years, the 600 crore Indians provided complete majority to any political party to form govt at the centre. We took the resolution for the development of everyone and not just a specific group. We in India are proud of our democracy and diversity.
PM holds meeting with international CEOs at Davos
At Davos, PM Narendra Modi interacted with top CEOs. He spoke about India’s economic development and the investment opportunities in the nation.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson also tweeted the meeting of PM Shri Modi with international CEOs saying “the world applauds 1.3 billion people of India at the WEF in Davos, and appreciate the remarkable transformation in improving the business climate.”
PM hold talks with President of Swiss Confederation
On reaching Davos, PM Shri Narendra Modi held talks with the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Alain Berset. The leaders discussed ways to enhance the bilateral cooperation between both the countries in host of sectors.