New Delhi [India], September 22 (ANI): Making a comparison between two international events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Commonwealth Games organised by the UPA infused despondency in the system, while the G20 Summit showcased the strength of the country to the world.
PM Modi highlighted the importance of such successful organizations from the human resource and learning point of view and said when an event takes place properly rather than just happening, it leaves a far-reaching impact. He explained this by giving an example of the Commonwealth Games.
“Commonwealth Games was an opportunity for us to get Global exposure, rebrand the country and showcase our capabilities but unfortunately, it not only defamed the people involved and the country but also infused a sense of despondency in the governing system. We lost our confidence,” PM Modi said.
PM further said that on the other hand, the cumulative effect of G20 has been that of success in showcasing the strength of the country to the world.
“I am not concerned with the praise in editorials but for me, real happiness lies in the fact that my country is now confident that it can host any such event in the best possible way”, he said.
He further elaborated on this growing confidence by citing India’s great contribution to the rescue during calamities at a global level like earthquakes in Nepal, cyclones in Fiji, and Sri Lanka where the material was sent, Maldive’s electricity and water crisis, evacuation from Yemen, Turkey earthquake.
All this, he said, established that for the welfare of humanity, India is standing strong and reaches everywhere in times of need.
He also informed about the preparations for rescue work for Jordan calamity even during the middle of the G20 summit, though the need for going did not arise.
The Ministers and the senior officers are sitting on back seats and ground-level functionaries are in the forefront.“I like this arrangement as it assures me that my foundation is strong”, he said.
The Prime Minister underlined the need for global exposure in order to improve further. H
He said now global approach and context should underline all our work.
“During the G20 one lakh key decision-makers visited India and they have gone back as tourism ambassadors of India. The seed of this ambassadorship was planted by the good work of the ground-level functionaries. This is a time to take tourism to new heights,” he said.
PM Modi interacted with the ‘Team G20’ at Bharat Mandapam here and said the credit for the success of the G20 Summit goes to them.
Around 3000 people, who have contributed to the success of the G20 Summit held in the national capital earlier this month, are taking part in the interaction.
It includes those who have worked at the ground level to ensure the smooth conduct of the summit.
The interaction includes functionaries like cleaners, drivers, waiters and other staff from across various Ministries. It is also being attended by ministers and officials of various departments.
The interaction will be followed by dinner.
India’s theme for the G20 Presidency was ‘One Earth One Family One Future’.
The New Delhi Declaration was adopted by G20 leaders on September 9, the first day of the summit. (ANI)
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