New Delhi, Jan 23: India was shinning in Davos today, as Prime Minister took the center-stage at the World Economic Forum. PM's speech reflected all values that India stands for, it's glorious past, it's hopes, its strength. He pointed out the lurking dangers that the world faces today; the global warming, terrorism, the attitude of each nation of becoming self-centered. He pointed out why India will welcome all with open arms, how its glorious past has embedded these values in Indians and why we need to abide by the lines spoken by poet laurate Rabindra Nath Tagore, that we should wake into a world which is not divided by narrow sectarian walls. Here are the top ten powerful sentences mouthed by PM:
1. Last time an Indian PM came to Davos was in 1997, when Deve Gowda ji had come. That time our GDP was little more than 400 billion dollars, now its more than six times. There were times when a bird tweeted, today human beings are tweeting.
2. In those times if you googled Amazon then all you found were jungles. Data is the biggest property today; flow of data on a global level is creating huge opportunities but also poses the biggest challenges: PM Modi
3. This year the topic here is 'Creating a shared future in a fractured world'. New powers are changing the balance between Economic and Political strength. This is indicating a change in future of the world. World is facing challenges in maintaining peace, stability & security
4. PM talks of the Indian concept of 'Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam' - the earth is but one family. India has always believed in values of integration and unity, 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' which means the entire world is one family. It is relevant to bridge distances.
5. Climate change is huge threat right now, Snow in the Arctic is melting,many islands are sinking or are about to sink. Mahatma Gandhi's Principle of Trusteeship to use things according to one's need is important. He was against use of anything for one's greed. We're today exploiting nature for our greed. We need to ask ourselves if this is our progress or regression: PM Modi
6. Bhartiya parampara mein prakriti ke saath gahre taalmel ke baare mein hazaron saal pehle hamare shaastron mein manushyamatr ko bataya gaya 'Bhumi Mata, Putro Aham Prithvya' yaani 'we the humans are children of Mother Earth. Terrorism is a big threat but an even bigger threat is when you give definitions like good terrorism and bad terrorism: PM Modi
7. Many societies and countries are becoming self-centred. It seems that gloabalisation, as opposed to its definition, is shrinking. Such misplaced preferences can't be considered any lesser threat than terrorism or climate change. We must admit shine of globalisation is fading. We in India are proud of our democracy and diversity. For a society with diverse religions, cultures, languages, attires and cuisines, democracy is not just a political system but a way of living: PM Modi at Davos
8. In 2014 after 30 years, the 600 crore Indians provided complete majority to any political party to form govt at the centre. We took the resolution for the development of everyone and not just a specific group. Our motto is 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'. Change in India's ranking is an indicator that the people in India have warmly welcomed the change in policies as the road to a better future for them.
9. n 2014 after 30 years, Indian voters provided complete majority to any political party to form govt at the centre. We took the resolution for the development of everyone and not just a specific group. Our motto is 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'. In India democracy, demography and dynamism are giving shape to development and destiny.
10. PM Modi says that India has been one of the biggest contributors to UN peacekeeping missions. If you want wellness with wealth, come to India. If you want health and wholeness of life, come to India. If you want prosperity and peace, come to India. You are always welcome: PM Modi