New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a renewed push Friday for his ‘vocal for local’ mantra and said India should not be slaves to foreign goods while celebrating 75 years of Independence.
The Prime Minister was speaking at the inaugural session of the Jain International Trade Organisation’s JITO Connect event. The organisation, that connects Jains worldwide, holds this event to help businesses and industries network.
Modi said the world today was looking at India with great confidence – “be it global peace, prosperity and solutions related to global challenges”.
“The world is considering India’s development resolutions as a means of achieving its goals,” Modi said at the inauguration ceremony.’
He said the country has encouraged talent, trade and technology as much as possible. “Today, the country is registering dozens of startups every day, creating a unicorn every week. Self-reliant India is our path as well as our resolve,” Modi said.
Incidentally, India got its 100th unicorn Monday when neobanking fintech portal, Open, raised fresh capital to push up its value over a billion dollars.
“The dawn of a new India unites all,” the Prime Minister said, adding, “Everyone now thinks India is marching ahead with a purpose for universal good.”
Modi said his recent Europe visit had shown him the “optimism and trust” the world has in India. “Every Indian should be proud of this,” he said.