Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today delivered a video address at the Inaugural Session of the Raisina Dialogue in virtual format, along with Chief Guests H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda and H.E. Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister of Denmark.
The 6th Edition of the prestigious Raisina Dialogue, jointly organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation,will be held virtually from 13-16 April, 2021.The theme for the 2021 Edition is "#ViralWorld: Outbreaks, Outliers and Out of Control”.
Prime Minister Modi observed that the current edition of the Raisina Dialogue was taking place at a watershed moment in human history in the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic which has been ravaging the world for more than a year. The Prime Minister called upon the global community to introspect on some pertinent questions in the present context.
The Prime Minister emphasized that global systems should adapt themselves, in order to address the underlying causes and not just the symptoms. The Prime Minister called for keeping humanity at the centre of our thoughts and action, and creatingsystems that address the problems of today and the challenges of tomorrow.
The Prime Minister also elaborated upon India’s pandemic response efforts, both domestically as well as in form of assistance to other countries. He called for joint efforts to meet the varied challenges posed by the pandemic and reiteratedthat India would share its strengths for global good.
This edition of Raisina Dialogue takes place at a watershed moment in human history.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2021
A global pandemic has been ravaging the world for over a year: PM @narendramodi
Today, I submit to you that this was the wrong question.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2021
As a result, all the steps taken were like treating a patient’s symptoms without addressing the underlying causes: PM @narendramodi
But, under the shadow of the two Wars, they were aimed at answering only one question.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2021
How to prevent the Third World War? - PM @narendramodi
The horrors of the First and Second World Wars compelled the emergence of a new world order.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2021
After the end of the Second World War, over the next few decades, many structures and institutions were created: PM @narendramodi
So, what would have been the right questions?— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2021
They could have included:
Why do we have famines and hunger?
Why do we have poverty?
Or, most fundamentally:
Why can’t we cooperate to address problems that threaten the entire humanity? - PM @narendramodi
During this pandemic, in our own humble way, within our own limited resources, we in India have tried to walk the talk— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2021
We have tried to protect our own 1.3 billion citizens from the pandemic
At the same time, we have also tried to support pandemic response efforts of others: PM
We understand fully, that mankind will not defeat the pandemic unless all of us, everywhere, regardless of the colour of our passports, come out of it.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2021
That is why, this year, despite many constraints, we have supplied vaccines to over 80 countries: PM @narendramodi
While we may be used to having “Plan A” and “Plan B”, there is no Planet B.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 13, 2021
Only Planet Earth.
And so, we must remember that we hold this planet merely as trustees for our future generations: PM @narendramodi