Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized on Sunday that the India-Middle East-Europe corridor is poised to become the foundation of global trade for centuries to come, and history will record that this visionary concept originated in India.
During his monthly Mann ki Baat broadcast, Modi referred to the historical “Silk route,” an ancient trade route that India used when it was a prosperous and influential trading nation. He mentioned that India proposed the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor during the recent G20 Summit.
Modi noted the nation’s collective joy following the successful G20 Summit and the Chandrayaan-3 mission, stating that these achievements have been prominent topics in the messages he has received from the public.
He highlighted that India’s leadership was globally recognized as it successfully secured African Union membership in the G20.
Modi expressed immense pride in the recent declarations of Santiniketan, associated with Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, and the Hoysala temples of Karnataka as world heritage sites. India now boasts 42 such sites, reflecting the country’s ongoing efforts to have more locations linked to its culture and heritage recognized as World Heritage Sites.
As Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary approaches on October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked that the image of world leaders paying their respects at Gandhi’s memorial during the G20 Summit remains unforgettable, underscoring the enduring global relevance of Gandhi’s ideas.
Modi expressed his delight at the various cleanliness initiatives planned to commemorate Gandhi’s birth anniversary, including the ‘Swachhta hi sewa’ program launched by Union government departments.
Highlighting a significant cleanliness event scheduled for October 1 at 10 am, he encouraged individuals to participate in their local areas or public spaces. Engaging in this activity, he emphasized, would serve as a genuine tribute to Gandhi ji, and he urged people to support Khadi products.
With the festive season approaching, Modi encouraged citizens to uphold the “vocal for local” initiative and purchase products that bear the “Made in India” label.