Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India is witnessing a 'massive transformative phase' today and added that the country's services towards humanity are being appreciated worldwide.
Addressing an Indian Community Event in Tokyo as part of the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit, the Prime Minister said, "India is going through a massive transformative phase today. The world is appreciating India for its services towards humanity. The policies being made in India, the work being done towards public welfare, for these the nation is being felicitated today".
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"Through the United Nations' Champion of the Earth Award and the Seoul Peace Prize, the world has honoured India, PM Modi added.
Taking note of India's progress in the field of digital infrastructure, he said; "today India is making tremendous progress in the field of digital infrastructure. Broadband connectivity is reaching villages, and there are over 100 crore mobile phones active in India'.
The Prime Minister further stated that the internet services are 'becoming the tool for service delivery', adding that a GB of data is available at costs cheaper than a 'small bottle of cold drink'.
Conveying Diwali wishes, PM Modi said, "the way Diwali lamps spread light, I wish that all of you continue to make yourself and India proud in Japan and other parts of the world.
HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS:
06:52 AM: PM Modi at Indian Community Event in Tokyo: We celebrate Sardar Patel's birth anniversary every yr but this time we'll grab attention of entire world. In Gujarat, his birth place, Sardar sahab's statue-the tallest in the world-is being built.
06:50 AM: PM Modi at Indian Community Event in Tokyo: Last year our scientists created record by launching over 100 satellites into space simultaneously.We sent Chandrayaan & Mangalyaan at very low expense.India is preparing to send Gaganyaan into space by '22. It'll be Indian in all ways&one travelling in it, will also be an Indian.
06:49 AM: PM Modi at Indian Community Event in Tokyo: Make in India emerged as global brand today. We're manufacturing quality products not only for India but for world.India is becoming a global hub, especially in field of electronics&automobile manufacturing.We're rapidly moving towards being no.1 in mobile phones manufacturing.
06:45 AM: PM Modi at Indian Community Event in Tokyo: Today India is making tremendous progress in field of digital infrastructure. Broadband connectivity is reaching villages, over 100 Cr mobile phones are active in India,1 GB is cheaper than a small bottle of cold drink. This data is becoming the tool for service delivery
06:41 AM: PM Modi at Indian Community Event in Tokyo: India will drive the growth of the global economy in the coming days
06:36 AM: PM Modi at Indian Community Event in Tokyo: India is going through a massive transformative phase today. The world is appreciating India for its efforts towards services towards humanity. The policies being made in India, the work being done towards public welfare, for these the nation is being felicitated today.
6:30 AM: PM Modi at Indian Community Event in Tokyo: This is my my third trip to Japan as Prime Minister.
PM Modi who arrived in Japan on Sunday, is slated to attend a meeting of the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum later in the day, prior to addressing the 'Make in India: India-Japan Partnership in Africa and Digital Partnership' seminar.
PM Modi will also hold a formal summit with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Monday in Tokyo, during which strengthening bilateral security and economic cooperation is expected to be high on the agenda.
Earlier on Sunday, Modi was affectionately received by Abe on his arrival at the Hotel Mount Fuji in the scenic Yamanashi prefecture, west of Tokyo.
The two leaders took a stroll in the garden following which Abe hosted a luncheon for Modi at the scenic resort by Mount Fuji.
Modi presented Abe two handcrafted stone bowls and dhurries made from rose quartz and yellow quartz stone sourced from Rajasthan. A Jodhpuri wooden chest from Rajasthan with traditional work was also presented. The gifts were specially crafted on the occasion of Modi's visit to Japan.
After luncheon, they visited a factory of industrial robot manufacturer Fanuc Corp.
It is the first time that Abe has invited a foreign political leader to his holiday home in the village of Narusawa in the prefecture.
"Extremely grateful to PM @AbeShinzo for the warm reception at his home. I am truly honoured by this gesture. PM Abe also taught me the Japanese way of eating food using chopsticks!" Modi tweeted.
In September last year, Modi had hosted Abe in his home state of Gujarat.