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India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor will become basis of world trade: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'

PM Modi addressed the 105th episode of his monthly radio show 'Mann Ki Baat' today. This was his first show after the conclusion of G20 Summit in India this month.

Ashesh Mallick Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick7 New Delhi Updated on: September 24, 2023 13:27 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Image Source : ANI Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 105th episode of his monthly radio show ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today and recalled the success of Chandrayaan-3 mission and G20 Summit in New Delhi.

The programme was aired at 11 am on radio and all digital platforms of PM Modi including his YouTube channel. This was his first show after the successful conclusion of G20 Summit in New Delhi.

"When the lander of Chandrayaan 3 was about to land on the Moon, crores of people were simultaneously witnessing each and every moment of this event through different mediums. More than 80 lakh people watched this incident on ISRO's YouTube Live Channel," the Prime Minister said.

"After the success of Chandrayaan 3, the grand hosting of G20 doubled the joy of every Indian. Bharat Mandapam has turned out to be a celebrity in itself. People are taking selfies with it and also posting them with pride," he added.

PM speaks about India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor

The Prime Minister spoke about the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor which was announced during the G20 Summit in New Delhi.

"This corridor is going to become the basis of world trade for hundreds of years to come and history will always remember that this corridor was initiated on Indian soil," the Prime Minister said.

India, the US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, Italy and the European Union on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor.

PM emphasises on tourism sector

PM Modi emphasised on the tourism sector and said that it generates maximum employment with minimum investment.

"It is said that if any sector generates maximum employment with minimum investment, it is the tourism sector. In increasing the tourism sector, goodwill and attraction towards any country matter a lot. The attraction towards India has increased a lot in the last few years and after the successful organization of G-20, the interest of the people of the world in India has increased," he said.

The Prime Minister said that the delegates who visited India during the G20 Summit got to know about India's diversity and traditions.

"More than one lakh delegates came to India for the G-20. They got acquainted with its diversity, different traditions, different types of food and our heritage. The wonderful experiences that the delegates coming here have brought with them, This will further expand tourism," he said.

PM lauds students

He made a special mention about India's youth stating that they associated themselves during the G20.

"A special mention is required on the way India's youth power associated itself with this event during the G20. Throughout the year, programs related to G-20 were held in many universities of the country. Many prestigious institutions like IITs, IIMs, NITs and Medical Colleges will also participate in G20 University Connect Programme," he said.

World Tourism Day

The Prime Minister urged the people to observe the diversity of India while planning a travel to any part of the country.

"Two days from now, the 27th September, is 'World Tourism Day'. Some people view tourism just as a means of touring and travelling, but a very big aspect of tourism is related to employment. The Hoysala temples of Karnataka, which have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, are known for their excellent architecture of the 13th century. I urge all of you … whenever you plan to travel somewhere, try to observe the diversity of India. Understand the culture of different states. Visit Heritage Sites," he said.

India's music goes global

The Prime Minister played a music composed by a German woman and said that India's culture and music have gone global with the fascination of people abroad for Indian culture increasing rapidly.

"Indian culture and music have now become global. The fascination of people all over the world towards them is increasing day by day. What a sweet voice… and through the emotions reflected in every word, we can feel her love for God. If I disclose that this melodious voice belongs to a daughter from Germany, perhaps you will be even more surprised! The name of this daughter is – Cassandra Mae Spittmann," he said.

"Wholeheartedly appreciate Germany's Cassandra Mae Spittmann's passion for Indian culture and music. Her efforts are going to overwhelm every Indian. For all of you, I am sharing here one of her songs sung in Kannada," he added.

PM reiterates 'Vocal For Local' slogan ahead of festive season

The Prime Minister urged the people to remember the mantra of Vocal For Local during shopping in the upcoming festive season.

"As far as possible, you should buy goods made in India, use Indian products and gift only Made in India goods. Your little joy will become the cause of immense happiness for someone else's family. Whatever Indian goods you buy, our labourers, workers, craftspersons and other Vishwakarma brothers and sisters will directly benefit from it.

About Mann Ki Baat

The Prime Minister addressed the 104th edition of the radio show on August 27 in which he had talked about the Summit and said that India's presidency of the mega event is "people's presidency".

"Month of September is going to be witness to the potential of India. India is fully prepared for G-20 Leaders Summit to be held next month. Heads of 40 countries and many Global Organizations are coming to the capital Delhi to participate in this event. Our Presidency of G20 is people's Presidency in which the spirit of public participation is at the forefront," he had said.

Mann ki Baat has impacted all sections of society, who have been inspired to contribute towards fulfilling the great goals he has set for the nation.

PM Modi started his radio show on October 3, 2014, and reached its 100th episode On April 30, 2023.

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