By Raghvendra Shikhrani, Updated : Jun 11, 2020 13:30 IST
95th Annual Day of ICC: It's time to prepare a globally competitive domestic supply chain says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the inaugural session on the occasion of the 95th Annual Day of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) today morning. In his speech, he has addressed many ongoing national issues including pandemic CoronaVirus outbreak and Indian Economy among others. 

While delivering his opening note through video conference, PM Modi urged that every citizen of India has resolved to turn this crisis (COVID19) into an opportunity. 

"The world is fighting Coronavirus, India is fighting that too. But there are other issues also. Flood, locusts, hailstorm, fire in the oil well, small earthquakes, two cyclones - we are fighting all of these together. We have to make this a major turning point for this nation. What is that turning point? A self-reliant India", said Modi. 

By giving the reference of the line by Swami Vivekanand Modi motivated people. 'The simplest method to be worked upon at present is to induce Indians to use their own produce and get markets for Indian artware in other countries'. This path shown by Swami Vivekananda is the inspiration for India in the post-COVID world.

Modi has shown his concern for the Indian economy and he also admitted that at this time we've to take the Indian economy out of 'command and control' and take it towards 'plug and play'. 

"This isn't the time for a conservative approach. It's time for bold decisions and bold investment. It's time to prepare a globally competitive domestic supply chain," quoted Modi. 

Modi specifically mentioned about reviving the historical excellence of Bengal in the manufacturing sector. 

"We've always heard "What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow". We have to take inspiration from this and move forward together," opined Modi. 

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