India today is a beacon of growth for the world

7th November, 2022.      //   General Interest  // 

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The India of ‘then’ denotes not just a time gone by, but it also denotes a country transformed, almost beyond recognition. Though the physical boundaries of the India of then are much the same as they are of the India of now, much of its interior landscape, of its occupations and preoccupations, has dramatically altered.

Not long freed from colonial bondage, the India of then had yet to fully find its economic feet, and thrift and austerity were the watchwords of the day, necessitated by lack of resources. The great wide world outside, with its promise of glittering goods and services, lay on the far side of a khadi curtain of frugality we had drawn across us to keep us safe from the temptation of prodigal foreign delights.

We even coined our own word for foreign — phoren — which made foreign sound more foreign than foreign. Being phoren-returned was a great cachet, vouch-safed to the elitest of the elite. When an uncle of mine became the first member of the extended family to obtain a passport, a clan get-to-get her was organised and the prized document was passed from hand to hand amid exclamations of wonderment and awe. My uncle had business with a Swiss company dealing in dairy products, and when he returned fruit.

Union Minister of State for Electronics & IT and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said that India today is a beacon of growth for the world. Addressing the Indian diaspora at the Vishwa Sadhbhavana event on Saturday in Dubai, UAE, the Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vibrant leadership, extensive reforms and the success of the Government’s flagship programmes like Digital India, Skills India, Start-up India have turned the earlier narrative of India being a dysfunctional democracy on its head. Mr. Chandrasekha assured that in the coming 25 years of Amrit Kaal, India can go only forward and that would be the natural next point in its development journey. He said that India today is a living and breathing example of a country that is not only plural, secular and diverse but also one that stands for Economic development, innovation, growth and prosperity.

The Minister, who was on a day-long trip to Dubai, had earlier held a meeting with Mr. Omar Sultan Al Olama, UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications. Mr. Chandrasekhar shared with him Prime Minister Modi’s vision of New India and discussed the possibilities of cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of deep tech, artificial intelligence, electronics and semiconductors.

The Minister also visited Ajman, UAE to attend the Deepotsav 2022 event organised by the Indian People’s Forum, UAE Uttar Pradesh Council.

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