Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pointed out that six new countries were included in the BRICS grouping with India efforts and said it was “not a small thing” to bring together different nations on the same platform amidst polarised international environment.
Addressing the G20 University Connect Finale in presence of around 3,000 students at Bharat Mandapam in the national capital, PM Modi said: “In the last 30 days, India’s diplomacy has reached new heights. Before G20, the BRICS Summit was held in South Africa. With India’s efforts, six new countries were included in the BRICS community… You have chosen me to do all the good deeds. Bringing so many nations together on one platform amid today’s polarised international atmosphere is not a small thing.”
Speaking of the New Delhi declaration, the Prime Minister continued, “The unanimous consent to our New Delhi Declaration continues to be the international headline. During this time, India led several of the important initiatives and decisions. Some decisions made during the G20 have the capability to change the direction of the 21st century.”
The PM went on to say that the youth is his “real superpower” and urged them to support him as he works towards making India a developed country by 2047.
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He added that over 1 lakh youths have been given central government jobs through Rozgar Mela. By underlining that a “clean, clear and stable governance necessary for our development journey to continue”, he stated that if the youth is determined, then nothing can stop India from becoming an ‘aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant) country by 2047.
The Prime Minister went on to chide the Opposition and his critics by saying, “People criticise me by saying that I put people in jail, but where should those be who have looted the country?”
The event on Tuesday included students from across India, and aimed at promoting youth participation in G20 events.