75 years of independent India are full of great achievements. These are all the more remarkable for having a “fateful date” as he had to remove one-sixth of humanity from the vicissitudes of the colonial yoke.
Pre-colonial India contributed more than a quarter of the world’s GDP, which fell to less than 4% at independence. Since then, India has undergone green, yellow and white revolutions, with continuous modernization in technology for agriculture and food processing. India has also become a reliable nuclear and space power in the world, which it plans to use for global good.
During his inaugural address at the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “We are proud of our Constitution and our democratic traditions. India, the mother of democracy, continues to make strides in strengthening democracy. Rich in science and science, India is making its mark from Mars to Moon. Today, its ecosystem of ‘startups’ has made India a center of attraction around the world. Today the country is emerging from the darkness of scarcity to meet the aspirations of more than 1.3 billion people.
As a result of countless efforts by the current government, hundreds of archaic laws have been scrapped. India’s global ranking in TBI (Doing business with India) has risen significantly. India is a preferred investment destination today with the highest annual per capita foreign direct investment of $83.57 billion during FY 2021-22. India can also boast of a rapidly growing number of billionaire ‘unicorns’. Also, FDI in the manufacturing sector has increased by 76% in FY 2021-22. This is a remarkable achievement and testament to India’s economic and political backwardness.
Also, for the first time, India’s exports of goods and services crossed $600 billion in 2021-22. “Aatmanirbar Bharat” focuses on India becoming self-sufficient with a global presence, especially in the manufacturing sector. In this context, India’s participation in I2U2, Quad, Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) etc. Gets renewed relevance and attention. Similarly, concrete action to speed up implementation of strategic connectivity projects like INSTC (North-South Transport Corridor), or Sabahar Port in Iran or connecting Northeast India with ASEAN, aims to provide critical connectivity to India’s hub globally. Supply chain.
As India looks to lead Industrial Revolution 4.0 powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), its Digital India, Innovation, Start Up and Stand Up India campaigns have become hallmarks of a unique digital footprint. India already accounts for 40% of global digital payments.
Today, India is working towards a values-based, strong and confident foreign policy, driven by strategic autonomy to promote its own national interests, which are aligned with global well-being. Meanwhile, India continues to play the role of global leader in giving voice to developing and underdeveloped countries.
India is also leading the fight against climate change. The International Solar Alliance, Alliance for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure and ‘One Planet, One Health’ are among the initiatives it initiated and emerged as the first response to crisis situations.
As a new world order is emerging, India is poised to play a good leadership role during the next 25 years, with a robust governance structure, strong economy and efficient foreign policy, robust, resilient and fruitful ‘Amrita Leg’. -oriented, has universal goodness at its core.
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