Share
 
Comments
Sri Lankan leaders today appreciated PM Narendra Modi for partaking in the International Vesak Day

President Maithripala Sirisena welcomed and expressed his thanks to Prime Minister Modi for joining the celebrations in Sri Lanka.He spoke about the rich teachings of Lord Buddha and how it strengthens the society even today.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe thanked PM Narendra Modi for being the Chief Guest at the International Vesak Day celebrations. Recalling Lord Buddha, he added that his teachings were relevant even in today’s world and showed moderate path and need to consolidate social justice. Quoting Swami Vivekananda, Mr. Wickremesinghe said, “Buddhism is the most tremendous religious movement that the world ever saw, the most gigantic spiritual wave ever to burst upon the human society.”

N Buddhashasana, Minister for Justice, Sri Lanka too thanked Prime Minister Modi for gracing the inaugural event. He said, “It bears ample testimony to your great reverence for Buddha and his teachings. Your Excellency Narendra Modi, for us in Sri Lanka, you are one of ours. I am confident that our assembling today and in the next few days would undoubtedly strengthen the bond of our brotherhood, unity and inter-religious harmony.”

‘মন কী বাত’ৰ বাবে আপোনাৰ ধাৰণা আৰু পৰামৰ্শ এতিয়াই শ্বেয়াৰ কৰক!
সেৱা আৰু সমৰ্পণৰ ২০ বছৰক সূচিত কৰা ২০ খন আলোকচিত্ৰ
Explore More
It is now time to leave the 'Chalta Hai' attitude & think of 'Badal Sakta Hai': PM Modi

Popular Speeches

It is now time to leave the 'Chalta Hai' attitude & think of 'Badal Sakta Hai': PM Modi
How India is building ties with nations that share Buddhist heritage

Media Coverage

How India is building ties with nations that share Buddhist heritage
...

Nm on the go

Always be the first to hear from the PM. Get the App Now!
...
PM interacts with CEOs and Experts of Global Oil and Gas Sector
October 20, 2021
Share
 
Comments
Our goal is to make India Aatmanirbhar in the oil & gas sector: PM
PM invites CEOs to partner with India in exploration and development of the oil & gas sector in India
Industry leaders praise steps taken by the government towards improving energy access, energy affordability and energy security

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the CEOs and Experts of the global oil and gas sector earlier today, via video conferencing.

Prime Minister discussed in detail the reforms undertaken in the oil and gas sector in the last seven years, including the ones in exploration and licensing policy, gas marketing, policies on coal bed methane, coal gasification, and the recent reform in Indian Gas Exchange, adding that such reforms will continue with the goal to make India ‘Aatmanirbhar in the oil & gas sector’.

Talking about the oil sector, he said that the focus has shifted from ‘revenue’ to ‘production’ maximization. He also spoke about the need to enhance  storage facilities for crude oil.  He further talked about the rapidly growing natural gas demand in the country. He talked about the current and potential gas infrastructure development including pipelines, city gas distribution and LNG regasification terminals.

Prime Minister recounted that since 2016, the suggestions provided in these meetings have been immensely useful in understanding the challenges faced by the oil and gas sector. He said that India is a land of openness, optimism and opportunities and is brimming with new ideas, perspectives and innovation. He invited the CEOs and experts to partner with India in exploration and development of the oil and gas sector in India. 

The interaction was attended by industry leaders from across the world, including Dr. Igor Sechin, Chairman & CEO, Rosneft; Mr. Amin Nasser, President & CEO, Saudi Aramco; Mr. Bernard Looney, CEO, British Petroleum; Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Mr. Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, Schlumberger Limited; Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited; Mr Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Limited, among others.

They praised several recent achievements of the government towards improving energy access, energy affordability and energy security. They appreciated the leadership of the Prime Minister towards the transition to cleaner energy in India, through visionary and ambitious goals. They said that India is adapting fast to newer forms of clean energy technology, and can play a significant role in shaping global energy supply chains. They talked about ensuring sustainable and equitable energy transition, and also gave their inputs and suggestions about further promotion of clean growth and sustainability.