Modi mentioned that India's leadership was recognised globally as it facilitated the inclusion of the African Union as a member of the G20
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday, emphasised the significance of the India-Middle East-Europe corridor in global trade and its Indian origin. He drew parallels to the ancient Silk Route, which India used during its prosperous trading era, and mentioned that India proposed the idea of this economic corridor at the recent G20 Summit.
"The India-Middle East-Europe corridor is poised to become the foundation of world trade for centuries to come, and history will always acknowledge that it was initiated on Indian soil," Modi declared.
The Prime Minister also highlighted the country's achievements, including the successful summit following India's Chandrayaan-3 mission, which brought immense joy to every citizen. He noted that these two accomplishments have been prominently mentioned in the messages he has received from the public.
Furthermore, Modi mentioned that India's leadership was recognised globally as it facilitated the inclusion of the African Union as a member of the G20.
Referring to the venue of the G20 Summit, the Bharat Mandapam, the Prime Minister noted its newfound celebrity status, with people taking selfies at the state-of-the-art conference hall.
As India approaches Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2, Modi said the global significance of world leaders paying homage at his memorial during the G20 Summit, highlighting the continued relevance of Gandhi's ideas worldwide. He expressed happiness at the cleanliness programmes planned for Gandhi's birth anniversary, with government departments launching the 'Swachhta hi sewa' programme. He urged people to participate in a major cleanliness programme on October 1 and purchase Khadi products as a tribute to Gandhi.
With World Tourism Day on September 27, the Prime Minister highlighted the potential of tourism to generate employment with minimal investment. He emphasised that India's growing goodwill, especially after hosting the G20 meetings with over one lakh foreign delegates experiencing the country's diversity, cuisine, and heritage, will boost tourism.
Modi proudly announced that Santiniketan, associated with Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, and the Hoysala temples of Karnataka have been declared world heritage sites, bringing the total count of world heritage properties in India to 42. He expressed India's commitment to recognising more historical and cultural sites as world heritage sites.
As the festival season approaches, the Prime Minister encouraged citizens to support 'vocal for local' and purchase 'Made in India' products, contributing to the welfare of Indian artisans and labourers.
Modi also celebrated the success of Chandrayaan-3 and its impact on millions of Indians who followed the mission on ISRO's YouTube Live Channel. He praised a group of youths in Nainital for launching the 'Ghoda Library,' an initiative to bring books to children in remote villages, offering them poems, stories, and moral education books alongside their school materials.