This is Not Just a Meeting of Ideas, But Also of Aspirations, Says PM Modi on Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Highlights

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This is Not Just a Meeting of Ideas, But Also of Aspirations, Says PM Modi on Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Highlights

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PM Narendra Modi speaks at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015 in Gandhinagar.

Ahmedabad:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 7th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit, a flagship programme of the Gujarat government, in Gandhinagar today. The event saw the participation of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Here are the highlights of PM Modi's speech:

  • I extend solidarity with the people of France.
  • This event is perhaps the biggest gathering on earth where a budding entrepreneur has opportunity to see President of the World Bank.
  • And where a young farmer can listen to the views of the UN Secretary General on issues like food security.
  • We are here as a family, not only in terms of space, but because we recognise that someone's dream is dependent on someone's direction.
  • The ultimate objective is welfare of all- Loka Samastah Sukhinau Bhavantu.
  • All of us want the planet earth to become a better place to live.
  • Have travelled across India and to parts of the world. The biggest concern is about the global economy.
  • We all have to find ways for economic stability and recovery.
  • My Government is trying to generate confidence.
  • There is tremendous interest in India. Countries are coming forward to work with us.
  • We will have to change the way we have been approaching problems. Recession is often seen just in the context of business and industry.
  • Have we ever thought of recession as being the result of low per capita income in countries where a majority of global population lives?
  • Have we ever thought of its solution in terms of enhancing the common man's employability, income and purchasing power?
  • I urge you to visit Dandi Kutir and the Exhibitions where products and services across the world are showcased.
  • The best outcome of this event should be inclusiveness and involvement of communities needing care and development.
  • Our last national elections marked a turning point in Indian democracy. They indicated the high aspirations of our people.
  • Government is committed to changing and improving the economic and social condition of India including the quality of life.
  • In a short span of seven months, we have been able to change the atmosphere of despair and uncertainty.
  • Since the first day my government is actively working to revive the economy.
  • We want to promote co-operative federalism in the country. At the same time, we want a competitive element among the states.
  • I call this new form of federalism Co-operative and Competitive Federalism.
  • We are not merely making commitments and announcements. We are also backing them up with concrete action.
  • I announced a Financial Inclusion programme. In four months we have opened more than 100 million bank accounts.
  • We have put focus on building infrastructure through public and private investments.
  • In order to execute the infrastructure plan a fast track PPP mechanism is being put in place.
  • We are undertaking the Sagarmala project to ensure port led development.
  • We are also keen to move towards the next generation infrastructure.
  • Government of India is working towards single window clearance at the Federal and State levels.
  • Ease of doing business in India is a prime concern for you and us. I assure you that we are working very seriously on these issues.
  • We have large number of hands to work. And, we have even larger number of dreams to be realised.
  • Development process should benefit the common man as well as the business sector.
  • We have made commitments to our people. We have made commitments to ourselves. We have made commitments for India's great future.
  • We are dreaming big. Our dreams are numerous. Our dreams can become the seeds of your growth. Our aspirations can propel your ambitions.
  • India is changing fast. India is growing fast. India is moving faster than expected.
  • India is learning even faster. India is ready than ever before.
  • Let us join hands! Let us work together for progress, prosperity and peace.


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