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Volunteers in Pune responded to PM Narendra Modi's call to become "Viksit Bharat Ambassadors" by hosting a national meet-up on February 28th at the Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, MCCIA. The objective of this meet-up was to gather local support for the Viksit Bharat Ambassador movement, which aims to make a developed India (Viksit Bharat) a reality by 2047.
The event was attended by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon'ble Minister of State for IT, Skilling and Entrepreneurship. Distinguished entrepreneurs, institution owners, corporates, and professionals from Pune were also present.
"In 2014, the economy that was left behind was one of the fragile five. 16 quarters of runaway inflations, 18 quarters of declining growth, a financial sector that had been shattered beyond bits, and an overall image of dysfunctional governance that was causing investors to pause and re-look at India. That was from 2004-14, which we refer to as a lost decade. From 2014-19, PM Modi rebuilt the economy and financial sector... The second term was about building the New India..." said Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar at the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet'.
#WATCH | Pune, Maharashtra: At the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet', Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar says, "... In 2014, the economy that was left behind was one of the fragile five. 16 quarters of runaway inflations, 18 quarters of declining growth, a financial sector that… pic.twitter.com/2Dkcmumd0e— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2024
WATCH: Union Minister Rajeev Chandrashekar participates in Viksit Bharat Ambassador meetup, reflects on India's development goals pic.twitter.com/0dqaS4KGdF— IANS (@ians_india) February 28, 2024
The Vision of Viksit Bharat: 140 crore dreams, 1 purpose
The Viksit Bharat Ambassador movement aims to encourage citizens to take responsibility for contributing to the development of India. To achieve this goal, VBA meet-ups and events are being organized in various parts of the country. These events provide a platform for participants to engage in constructive discussions, exchange ideas, and explore practical strategies to contribute to the movement.
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The NaMo App: Bridging the Gap
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal app, the Narendra Modi App (or NaMo App), is a crucial technological link in taking this vision forward. The NaMo App has provided a platform for citizens to join, stay informed and create events around the Viksit Bharat Ambassador movement. Participants can easily track down and engage with various initiatives in their locality and connect with other like-minded individuals. The 'VBA Event' section in the 'Onground Tasks' tab of the 'Volunteer Module' of the NaMo App allows users to stay updated with the ongoing VBA events.
Ravi Petite, Managing Director of Agni Solar Pvt Ltd, highlighted the significant impact of PM Modi's vision on the booming solar energy industry, expressing confidence in its continuous growth without any signs of slowdown.
#WATCH | Pune, Maharashtra: On the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet', MD of Agni Solar pvt ltd Ravi Petite says, "It is a fantastic initiative. We must all contribute towards the Viksit Bharat dream of the Prime Minister... The Solar energy industry is really booming because of the… pic.twitter.com/tbaBasMTpr— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2024
Dr. S Sukanya Iyer, Chairperson of the Mentoring Panel at CII's BYST, highlighted PM Mdoi’s commitment to inclusivity with the motto 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, and Sabka Prayas’ and inclusive approach for balance regional development from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
#WATCH | Pune, Maharashtra: On the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet', Chairperson of the Mentoring Panel at CII's BYST Dr. S Sukanya Iyer says, "The most important aspect of our leadership and our PM is that he believes in 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas'.… pic.twitter.com/jVNA6GvjTW— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2024
Hemant Thakkar, the Technical Director of Pawar Rubber Products, acknowledged significant changes over the past 8-10 years, particularly highlighting government initiatives aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and MSMEs.
#WATCH | Pune, Maharashtra: On the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet', Technical Director of Pawar Rubber Products, Hemant Thakkar says, "I think we are just very happy to be here supporting the government in whatever way we can. We have also seen a lot of changes in the last 8-10… pic.twitter.com/NZvpxRtiW1— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2024
Investment Advisor Mandar Shende proposes that if all 140 crore Indians support the PM's vision of Viksit Bharat, India could achieve developed status by 2037 instead of 2047. He emphasized that this goal is not solely PM Modi's but belongs to every Indian.
#WATCH | Pune, Maharashtra: On the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet', Investment Advisor Mandar Shende says, "If all the 140 crore Indians contribute towards the PM's dream on Viksit Bharat, then we will become a developed country in 2037 instead of 2047. Each and every Indian… pic.twitter.com/gC1B4JgNj0— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2024
Anurag Dhooth, MD of Epitome Component Pvt Ltd, emphasized that Viksit Bharat represents progress for all sections of society, noting ongoing transformative developments and global attention towards India.
#WATCH | Pune, Maharashtra: On the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet', MD of Epitome Component Pvt Ltd Anurag Dhooth says, "The idea of Viksit Bharat is the progress of the country and all the sections of the society... Whatever is happening today is a transformation. The world is… pic.twitter.com/XIzqAbwI6m— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2024
Indraneel Chitale of Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale commended the campaign, remarking that it effectively portrays India's narrative on the global stage.
#WATCH | Pune, Maharashtra: On the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet', partner at Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale, Indraneel Chitale says, "It is an excellent campaign. It is marketing India's story very well... The more the world notices, the better it gets... GST has been a great boom… pic.twitter.com/21Zl4AuIhP— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2024
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar encouraged citizens of Pune to join the movement towards building Viksit Bharat as envisioned by PM Modi by becoming Viksit Bharat Ambassadors. He highlighted India's remarkable transformation over the past decade, evolving from a fragile economy to one among the top five globally, and now serving as an inspiration to nations worldwide.
#WATCH | Pune, Maharashtra: On the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet', Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar says, "Citizens of Pune who are interested in becoming part of the movement of building a Viksit Bharat that the PM has laid out as a vision for us can become a Viksit Bharat… pic.twitter.com/IcL9jz5CKO— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2024