“At home, you have aggressively championed the cause of Atmanirbhar Bharat, which is not only creating many more domestic champions but is also nudging multinational giants to make in India. Also, in this year when India has assumed the G20 presidency, you are bringing the global community into your embrace with ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ – The World is One Family,” he said.
Under PM’s guidance, India has demonstrated remarkable resilience to emerge from pandemic’s shadow: Vineet Jain, MD, Times Group
Two years ago, Jain said, “like other countries, our economy shrank. Many were quick to write obituaries about India’s status as a rising economic power, and about its ability to return to the fast lane. All these naysayers have been proved wrong,” adding that under Modi’s leadership, India had “demonstrated remarkable resilience, resolve and self-reliance to emerge stronger out of the pandemic’s long shadow…There’s now an unmistakable air of excitement and optimism about India, even at a time when large parts of the developed world stare at a recession.”
“As we enter Amrit Kaal,” the nation now has the confidence to articulate an ‘India First’ position, thanks to its growing economic, military and diplomatic prowess, Jain said. “The eyes of the world are on us.” Jain complimented the Modi government for several economic and diplomatic moves – including boosting capital expenditure, ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initivative and its “nuanced and measured response” to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
“In this period of uncertainty, India stands out as a beacon of hope. It’s now the world’s fifth largest economy and is on track to join the top 3. It will be one of the major engines of global growth in the years ahead, thanks to the manner in which the Prime Minister has combined gati and shakti,” Jain said. He said India’s Covid-vaccination programme had “ensured that we have escaped multiple waves of the pandemic…Over 2.2 billion doses of made-in-India vaccines have given citizens the confidence to return to work, and leisure, in full force”.
Drawing attention to the government’s targeted financial support schemes, Jain said, “Crucially, inclusion remains a key goal. Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Everyone’s wishesSabka Prayas is a guiding principle of this government.”