London, Nov. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that his government’s motto of ‘Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikas’ is not just a call for economic inclusion but is also a celebration of our diversity, the creed for social harmony and a commitment to individual liberties and rights.
“And, the motto of Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikas, is our vision of a nation, in which every citizen belongs, participates and prospers. It is not just a call for economic inclusion. It is also a celebration of our diversity; the creed for social harmony; and, a commitment to individual liberties and rights,” said Prime Minister Modi while addressing the British Parliament.
“This is the timeless ethos of our culture; this is the basis of our constitution; and, this will be the foundation of our future,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi said the progress of India is the destiny of one-sixth of humanity.
“And, it will also mean a world more confident of its prosperity; and, more secure about its future. It is also natural and inevitable that our economic relations will grow by leaps and bounds. We will form unbeatable partnerships, if we combine our unique strengths and the size and scale of opportunities in India,” said Prime Minister Modi.
“We will see more investment and trade. We will open new doors in the Services sector. We will collaborate more – here and in India – in defence equipment and technology. We will work together on renewable and nuclear energy. We will explore the mysteries of science and harness the power of technology and innovation. We will realise the opportunities of the digital world. Our youth will learn more from – and with – each other. But, a relationship as rich as this, with so much promise as ours, cannot be measured only in terms of our mutual prosperity,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi said India is new bright spot of hope and opportunity for the world.
“It is not just the universal judgment of international institutions. It is not just the logic of numbers: a nation of 1.25 billion people with 800 million under the age of 35 years. This optimism comes from the energy and enterprise of our youth; eager for change and confident of achieving it. It is the result of bold and sustained measures to reform our laws, policies, institutions and processes,” said Prime Minister Modi.
“We are igniting the engines of our manufacturing sector; making our farms more productive and more resilient; making our services more innovative and efficient; moving with urgency on building global skills for our youth; creating a revolution in Startup enterprises; and, building the next generation infrastructure that will have a light footprint on the Earth,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi said our momentum comes not just from the growth we pursue, but from the transformation that we seek in the quality of life for every citizen.
“Much of India that we dream of still lies ahead of us: housing, power, water and sanitation for all; bank accounts and insurance for every citizen; connected and prosperous villages; and, smart and sustainable cities. These are goals with a definite date, not just a mirage of hope,” Prime Minister Modi said.
“And, inspired by Gandhiji, the change has begun with us – the way the government works. There is transparency and accountability in governance. There is boldness and speed in decisions,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi said federalism is no longer the fault line of Centre-State relations, but the definition of a new partnership of Team India.
“Citizens now have the ease of trust, not the burden of proof and process. Businesses find an environment that is open and easy to work in,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi said Digital India is transforming the interface between government and people in a nation connected by cell phones.
“If you visit India, you will experience the wind of change. It is reflected in the surge of investments from around the world; in enhanced stability of our economy; in 190 million new bank accounts of hope and inclusion; in the increase in our growth to nearly 7.5 percent per year; and, in the sharp rise in our ranking on Ease of Doing Business,” he added. (ANI)