Recalling his initial address, the Prime Minister said that in a very simple way, he spoke of the vision for New India, and about the Vedas written 5000 years ago. He said the Vedas have said that milking of nature is permitted, but exploitation of nature is not.
He said that he had been asked this question three days ago in Germany, and he had said at that time that whether or not there is a Paris accord, India's traditions have been to hand over a clean planet, with clean air, to our children, so that they too can live well. He emphasized that the issue here is not about being on one side or the other, but about being on the side of generations yet to be born.
On India Russia relations, and on China
The Prime Minister said that the world is no longer bipolar as it was a few decades ago. He said that when we discuss global relations, we must understand that the whole world is interconnected and interdependent. He said every country is connected to every other in some way, and there may be areas of differences, as well as of cooperation.
Reiterating that relations between India and Russia are strong, the Prime Minister said that the whole world will read the St. Petersburg Declaration carefully, to understand this relationship, and see how we move forward.
With China, the Prime Minister said that though there is a border dispute, not a single shot has been fired across the border in the last forty years. Economic relations are expanding, the Prime Minister said. He said that the relationship between any two countries, should not be seen from the prism of a third. He said that in BRICS, all member countries are working together. In this context, he mentioned the BRICS Bank as an example. India believes in the credo of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, the Prime Minister said, adding that we wish to take everyone together on the path to development.
The Prime Minister said that in the eighties and nineties, the world did not fully understand terrorism and the dangers it posed. He said India has been a victim of cross border terrorism for forty years. He said that it was only after 9/11 that the world understood the true horrors of terrorism, and the fact that it has no boundaries.
The Prime Minister said that the need of the hour is for all humanitarian forces to unite to save the world against terrorism.
The Prime Minister regretted that for forty years, the United Nations has not been able to come to an agreement on the definition of terrorism. He welcomed President Putin's assertion yesterday that he will raise the matter at the United Nations.
Noting that terrorists cannot manufacture weapons or print currency, the Prime Minister said that clearly, terrorists obtain these things from certain countries. He said that the whole world must realise that this is an issue that concerns humanity, and only then will we be able to overcome terrorism.
On global trade
The Prime Minister said that India believes in an open economy. He said that in global trade, all countries make adjustments for each other, and should help each other.
Citizens celebrate the successful completion of one year of Vaccination Drive.
We must thank all the scientists, Doctors, Frontline workers and also to our visionary PM Shri @narendramodi ji for the successful vaccination drive! This mark is all about our PM’s leadership! 🙏#1YearOfVaccineDrive pic.twitter.com/hPRO3O2TGL— Kaushal Kishor Jha (Adv.) (@KaushalKBharti) January 16, 2022
Indeed a momentous occasion, for a mission led admirably by The PM Sh @narendramodi ji & steered steadfastly by team @MoHFW_INDIA— Commander🇮🇳Pawan Sanan (@CdrPawanSanan) January 16, 2022
Kudos to all HCWs & pharma teams.
Many many Congratulations to India.🇮🇳— जितेन्द्र कुमार जय (@Jitendra09792) January 16, 2022
Under the leadership of Hon'ble PM Shri @NarendraModi Ji, India has achieved huge milestones with in #1YearOfVaccineDrive
Thank you honourable Prime Minister🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/XiuDFq0NxW
Congratulations India!#1YearOfVaccineDrive was not possible without the efforts & dedication of our health & other frontline workers.— Sumit Chaurasia (@Iam__Sumit2021) January 16, 2022
The fastest vaccination drive with the administration of 156.37 crore doses can be achievable only under the Great leadership of PM.. pic.twitter.com/dNtiY9jZwV
#1YearOfVaccineDrive it wouldn't be possible without such Visionary and Dynamic leadership of @narendramodi ji...under his leadership Our doctors, scientists worked day and night to SAVE INDIA 🇮🇳 and WORLD from this Pandemic— Vasant Patil 🇮🇳 (@Being_MODIfier) January 16, 2022
Under the leadership of @narendramodi avl the world's #LargestVaccineDrive has completed 1 successful year.— santhosh (@santhoshhari78) January 16, 2022
👉 93% of 18+ population is vaccinated with 1st dose
👉 India has supplied 11.54 cr doses to 79 Counties
👉 Free vaccines to all by GOI.#1YearOfVaccineDrive pic.twitter.com/HnPF7IwLLw
By all accounts #1YearOfVaccineDrive tremendously successful evident from low hospitalization /deaths in current wave— Prashant Kulkarni (@prashantkind) January 16, 2022
Moving forward, to avoid trap in disease industry complex, need to shift from track and trace to mitigation . Annual booster shots, minimal testing be a norm https://t.co/Ld7tC6ltxe
Congratulations INDIA for administering 1.5billion doses in 365 days #1YearOfVaccineDrive #LargestVaccineDrive #ModiHaiToMumkinHai #NarendraModi #IndiaFightsCorona #BoosterDose #CovidVaccine pic.twitter.com/KoQuByPSjz— Akash nayak (@akashnayak003) January 16, 2022
Reason why we are safe in this 3rd wave of Pandemic…— Ankur Garg (@ankurkumar51) January 16, 2022
157 crore doses
91 crore with one dose
66 crore with two doses
2 main vaccines
🇮🇳 #milestone#ModiHaiToMumkinHai #modiJiJiyoHazaroSaal #Modi4PM2024
Indian economic growth and infrastructure development is on a solid path under the visionary leadership of PM Modi.
Major boost for the Defence exports sector. Supersonic Anti-ship Cruise Missiles Brahmos are going to be acquired by Philippines by giving 'Notice of Award' to purchase this missile system. Great Deal for both the countries.🇮🇳🇵🇭#MakeInIndia #BrahMos #NationalStartupDay https://t.co/48avW3zmKs— Priyay Parikh (@priyay_parikh) January 16, 2022
Exams are approaching and so is #ParikshaPeCharcha2022.Let’s talk stress-free exams and once again support our brave #ExamWarriors, their parents & teachers.Register for this year’s #PPC2022.Get an opportunity to interact with @narendramodi Ji https://t.co/wgtavmwyU7@PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/5YEKCtX8Q1— Zahid Patka (@zahidpatka) January 16, 2022
India's #GlobalInnovationIndex ranking improved frm 81 to 46— Shalini Bajpai 👧 (@sbajpai2811) January 16, 2022
With ovr 9,000 Atal Tinkering Labs& thousands of Hackathons, we r encouraging our youth to solve today's problems with innovation& technology: PM @narendramodi#NationalStartupDay #StartUpIndiahttps://t.co/YAlc0GCbUv pic.twitter.com/qhDNWFslgv
India’s economic recovery is on a solid path, amid rapid vaccination progress, supportive fiscal and monetary stances.— Nishant🇮🇳 (@iNishant4) January 16, 2022
The United Nations in a report have full marks to @narendramodi ji Govt for handling COVID crisis in a much better way.@nsitharaman pic.twitter.com/AfY06E0jzw