- PM delivers keynote address at World Economic Forum in Davos
- Pitches India as a prized investment destination, hails globalisation
- PM quotes from Tagore's poem 'Where The Mind Is Without Fear'
"Come, let's together build a heaven of freedom where there is cooperation and coordination, not divide and fracture. Let us unitedly free the world from its fractures and needless walls," said PM Modi, the first Indian prime minister to address the forum.
PM Modi borrowed from one of Tagore's most popular poems -- Where The Mind Is Without Fear -- to drive home this year's theme at this WEF -- 'creating a shared future in a fractured world'.
Calling the theme relevant, the prime minister said, "The sound and meaning of the word 'fracture' is such that it frightens. And the global situation is actually frightening."
Presenting himself as a representative of 'India, Indian-ness and over 125 crore Indians', the prime minister signaled that India has arrived. "We have always believed that victory over oneself is the biggest victory. The first and foremost in this it is the victory over mind; control over mind. This is our soft power; in fact, our real power. Now, the whole world has started recognising it."
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