Delivering a keynote speech at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra at Delhi's Chanakyapuri the Prime Minister said: "We are increasingly focusing on the world, our perception of the world is changing, its main reason is that India is transforming itself, it is being transformed".
PM Modi said that a lot of positive changes are taking place in different sectors of the country and changes are visible as world bodies are looking at India in a very positive way.
"In our economy, we are bringing far-reaching policy reforms. Our focus has always been on capacity building and resource development", Modi said, addressing the Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference here.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also praised External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and said, "She not only takes care of Indian citizens but also the NRIs, keeps an eye on problems of NRIs 24×7 with the real-time monitoring system".
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The area is slated to get between 4 to 7 inches of snow and up to 1 to 2 feet of snow on higher peaks on Tuesday. The first significant storm of the season walloped much of the state with damaging winds and thunderstorms.
The prime minister said India's relationship with a country is not based on give and take, but on humanity. Keeping in mind the dreams of youth, the government is regularly working on Skill India, Start up India, Mudra Yojana and other such schemes.
The government believes that NRIs are partners for India's development, he said adding that NRIs have an important position in the Action Agenda till 2020, drafted by the NITI Aayog. A small of glimpse of how India is nurturing ASEAN trade and connectivity will be before the world on January 26 on the occasion of Independence Day. Worldwide credit rating agencies like Moody's Investors Service have appreciated India's reform initiatives and upgraded the country's rating, Modi said. The Prime Minister said the world is facing many challenges which can be met by the ideology of non-violence and peaceful protest as enunciated by Gandhiji. Modi said, "If there is any philosophy to counter radicalization and extremism, it is the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and the philosophy of Indian values". Speaking at the conference, PM Modi said, "No matter where they are, I can imagine how happy your ancestors must be on seeing you all here". This comment was made as China is furthering its economic influence in South Asian countries, including Pakistan, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka, resulting in China bagging huge projects amid the skyrocketing debts of some of these nations. When crisis struck Yemen, we saved our 4,500 people as well as 2000 from other countries.
He said India's relations with countries of the world was governed by spirit of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" (Entire World Is One Family ). Some 124 Members of Parliament and 17 mayors from 23 countries are participating in the conference. The External Affairs Minister has just returned from such an event in Singapore. The biggest delegation of 20 MPs has come from Guyana.