PM Narendra Modi unveils India Global Week 2020 – 5,000 participants from 30+ nations attend virtual event
09 July 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India Global Week 2020. The 3-day virtual conference, themed ‘Be The Revival : India and a Better New World’, is being attended by 5,000 global participants from 30 nations. Over 250 global speakers are addressing across 75 sessions during the 3-day conference. The conference also features a never seen before performance “Atmanirbhar Bharat” by Madhu Nataraj and a special 100 birth anniversary concert in tribute to the sitar maestro Ravi Shankar by three of his most eminent students.
Other high profile speakers participating at the event include Dr. S. Jaishankar, Union External Affairs Minister; Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, and Commerce & Industry, Lt Governor of J&K, GC Murmu, Isha Foundation Founder Sadhguru, Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, along with UK’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Home Secretary Priti Patel, US Ambassador to India Ken Juster, and others.
Referring to the current times of crisis, the Prime Minister said India would play a leading role in the global revival. He said that this is closely linked with two factors. First is – Indian talent and second is India’s ability to reform and rejuvenate. He elaborated that world over, the contribution of India’s talent-force is highly recognised, especially the contribution of the Indian tech industry and tech professionals.
The Prime Minister said that the latest reforms are providing a boost to the MSME Sector and that they would be complimenting the big industry. He listed the gains made during the last six years such as: total financial inclusion, record housing and infra construction, Ease of Doing Business, bold tax reforms including the GST.
He said India is one of the most open economies in the World and is inviting all the Multinational Companies to set up their business in India. The Prime Minister described India as a land of many possibilities and opportunities.
He concluded by saying that Atma Nirbhar Bharat is not about being self-contained or being closed to the world but about being self-sustaining and self-generating.