While speaking at the inaugural address on the occasion of 95th annual plenary session of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country is not only fighting the deadly COVID-19 pandemic but also facing multiple challenges.
Reiterating his statement on the significance of a self-reliant India, the prime minister said, “We have to make this a major turning point for this nation. What is that turning point? A self-reliant India." He stated that every citizen of the country has resolved to turn this crisis into an opportunity.
He said that we must make India self-reliant and take bold decisions to drive economic growth. He called for the need to ditch conservative approach and go “vocal for local”.
“We have to revive the historical excellence of Bengal in the manufacturing sector. We’ve always heard “What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow”. We have to take inspiration from this and move forward together,” the prime miister added.
Modi said that like other countries, India is also fighting against the deadly outbreak. “Other adversities are also arising amid these trying times,” the PM said.
“Mann ke hare haar, mann ke hare jeet - it means that only our firm resolve and determination can decide our future,” the PM said.
In his address, he also congratulated the Chamber of Commerce for achieving the milestone of completing 95 years.
“The ICC has stood the test of time and contributed immensely to the growth trajectory of the country,” he said.