Mann Ki Baat | India-Middle East-Europe Corridor to Become The Basis of World Trade: PM Modi
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast on Sunday, said that the India-Middle East-Europe Corridor will become the basis of world trade for the coming centuries, and history will remember that it was envisioned in India.
"You must be aware that when India was very prosperous, the Silk Route was a part of the discourse in our country and in the world. This Silk Route was a major medium of business and trade," he said during his address in the 105th Episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
"Now in modern times, India has suggested another Economic Corridor in G20," he added.
In his monthly "Mann ki Baat" broadcast, Modi talked about the Silk Route, which was an old trade path India used when it was a successful and powerful trading nation. He also mentioned that India proposed the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor during the recent G20 Summit.
In his recent monthly "Mann ki Baat" broadcast, Prime Minister Modi talked about several important topics:
1. Silk Route and India's Trade History: Modi mentioned the historical Silk Route, an ancient trade path India used when it was a major trading power. He also highlighted India's proposal for the India-Middle East-Europe economic corridor at the recent G20 Summit.
2. Chandrayaan-3 and G20 Success: He expressed joy over the successful G20 Summit and the Chandrayaan-3 mission, both of which have brought happiness to every Indian. These achievements have been prominent in the messages he's received from people.
3. India's Global Leadership: Modi noted that the world recognizes India's leadership, especially for making the African Union a member of the G20.
4. G20 Summit Venue: The venue of the G20 Summit, Bharat Mandapam, has gained popularity, with people taking selfies at the state-of-the-art conference hall.
5. World Tourism Day and India's Image: As World Tourism Day approaches, Modi stressed the importance of tourism in generating employment with minimal investment. India's goodwill has increased over the years, particularly through the G20 meetings, where over one lakh foreign delegates experienced India's diversity and heritage.
6. World Heritage Sites: Modi mentioned that Santiniketan, associated with Rabindranath Tagore, and the Hoysala temples of Karnataka were recently declared world heritage sites, bringing India's total to 42 such sites. India aims to have more cultural and heritage sites recognized as World Heritage Sites.
7. Gandhi's Birth Anniversary: With Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary on October 2, Modi talked about world leaders paying homage at his memorial during the G20 Summit, highlighting the continued global relevance of Gandhi's ideas.
8. Cleanliness Initiatives: Modi discussed various cleanliness programs planned to commemorate Gandhi's birth anniversary, including the "Swachhta hi sewa" program by government departments. He encouraged people to participate in neighbourhood or public cleanliness exercises as a tribute to Gandhi and suggested buying khadi products.
9. Buy Local: With the festival season approaching, Modi urged people to support the "vocal for local" initiative and purchase "Made in India" products.