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For India, 2020 will be known as the year of internal discovery: PM Modi | India News


NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted India’s national character for the whole world to contemplate and 2020 will be known as a year of internal discovery rather than external disruption, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
All over the world, people have expressed their amazement at the way Indians, whether poor or rich, young or old, rural or urban, have demonstrated the ability to be responsible, disciplined, focused, law-abiding, patient and calm during a crisis. of unprecedented proportions, he said.
“Some may call 2020 a year of external shocks due to the pandemic. But I firmly believe that 2020 will be known, not as a year of external shocks, but as a year of internal discoveries, for our society and for our nation.” Modi wrote in an exclusive article in the Manorama 2021 Yearbook.
“Adversity not only strengthens, but also highlights our true innate character. This global pandemic has highlighted the national character of India for the whole world to see, as a united and resilient nation,” the article titled “Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Transforming India, “he said.
Many Indian pharmaceutical companies are working to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus.
As on Monday, the number of Covid-19 cases in the country exceeded 94 lakh and the number of recoveries approached 88.50,000, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health. The official toll for the morning stood at 1.37.139.
In the article, Modi also said that in the face of difficult circumstances, India has not only stood firm but has also helped the world.
“India emerged as a pharmacy to the world, shipping life-saving drugs and medicines everywhere, while ensuring that there is no shortage for our own people.
“After the pandemic, in a short time, our COVID warriors rose to the occasion and led India’s fight from the front lines. The remarkable efforts on the warpath made India self-sufficient in PPE production.” wrote the prime minister.
Countless anonymous heroes, from ambulance drivers to pharmacists, from security personnel to small neighborhood vendors, maintained our lives even in difficult circumstances, while carefully maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and adapting digital payments, he said.
Modi said that a series of reforms in various sectors are strengthening the country’s development trajectory compared to previous reforms that used to be “hostage to political expediency.”
Highlighting the importance of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, he said it means an India that is more competitive, an India that is more productive, and an India that celebrates local talent.
“An Aatmanirbhar Bharat will increase India’s role in global supply chains by attracting more global companies to India to take full advantage of India’s political stability, low taxes and skilled human resources,” he said.
Modi also wrote that the Covid-19 pandemic has bolstered technology’s ability to be a valuable bridge, and from multinational summits to multinational companies, everyone’s work had to be online.
He believed that in the coming year there will be an even greater focus on self-reliance and resilience in technology.
The yearbook is energetic in 25 sections and has reviews on post-COVID careers, the cost of Covid-19 in the Indian economy, working from home, Indo-Pak and Sino-India relations, and attitude and aptitude, between Other themes. says editor-in-chief Mammen Mathew.
“Looking towards 2020, we can say that we have overcome quarantines and closures maintaining social distancing, self-masking, disinfection, despite interruptions and confinements in our personal space,” he writes in the editorial.

Times of India