In a role reversal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his keynote at Republic Summit has put out a number of question to highlight how far India has reached in the path of development. From economy to aviation, PM Modi spoke about factors that are helping India to compete at World Forum. Speaking on the theme of Surging India, Prime Minister Modi asked:
- Four years ago, did anyone thought that within no time India will take its step forward to join the Five Trillion Dollar Economies Club?
- Four years ago, did anyone thought that in ease of doing the business ranking, India will move from 142 to 77th position? And India is taking rapid actions to come under the top 50.
- Four years ago, did anyone thought that people who travel in AC trains will soon travel in a helicopter?
- Four years ago, did anyone thought that an auto-driver, vegetable vendor and even a tea seller will use Bheem App and He will keep a debit card in his pocket.
- Four years ago, did anyone thought that India's aviation sector will soar so high that there will be a need to order 1000 new helicopters? And you will be amused to know that, since independence, we have 450 helicopters is operational be it public or private.
- Did anyone think that National Waterways will be a reality in India? That a helicopter from Bengal will sail on River Ganga to Benaras?
- Four years ago, did anyone thought that we would be testing a Made In India engine-less train that will run at a speed of 180 km/per hrs.
- Did anyone think that India will launch 100 satellites at a go? And not only this, India is moving ahead with the Gaganyan mission.
- Four years ago, did anyone thought that from start-up to Sports India will step into every field?
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PM Modi then went onto highlight the growth of India in the past few years and underlined the importance of Surging India - the theme of the annual summit of Republic TV.
"Surging India - the two words - are the expression of 130 crore Indians. These are the feelings, vibrations which the world is witnessing. In the world society, India's growth is moving ahead in a very fast manner. India's image in front of the world is getting better with each passing day," he added.