Rapid transformation of India is my vision: PM

RSTV Bureau
Deputy PM of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam calls on PM Narendra Modi. Photo-PTI

Deputy PM of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam calls on PM Narendra Modi.

Evoking his developmental agenda of his government at centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India cannot work in isolation to achieve growth.

Addressing the gathering at the launch of NITI Aayog’s “Transforming India” lecture series at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, the countries in the world have become inter dependent and inter connected.

The NITI Ayog lecture series started by Narendra Modi will now be a regular affair at Ayog and many subject experts are expected to deliver speeches on developmental issues.

Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam is the first guest speaker at the event. The event was attended by nearly 1,400 delegates, including Union Ministers, Chief Ministers and senior officers.

Shanmugaratnam has been invited to address top policy-makers on “Fulfilling India’s Potential in the Global Economy.”

Here are the highlights of Prime Minister’s address:

  • My vision for India is rapid transformation, not gradual evolution.
  • A big democratic country like India needs rapid transformation, not gradual evolution.
  • Younger generation in India is thinking and aspiring so differently, that government can no longer afford to remain rooted in the past. No country can afford any longer to develop in isolation.
  • If India is to meet the challenge of change, mere incremental progress is not enough. A metamorphosis is needed.
  • Transformation of India cannot happen without transformation of governance
  • To let in new, global perspectives we need collective opening of our minds
  • We cannot march through the twenty first century with the administrative systems of the nineteenth century.
  • What we need is a collective opening of our minds, to let in new, global perspectives.
  • We have to change laws, eliminate unnecessary procedures, speed-up processes and adopt technology