On Sunday, in a virtual address for the 113th Annual International Convention of Rotary at Houston, India’s honorable PM, Narendra Modi, discussed the Indian startup ecosystem, the need for sustainability, and the Atmanirbhar Bharat movement. The event is held from 4th June to 8th June.
“India has among the world’s largest and fastest-growing startup ecosystems worldwide. And we in India remain open to learning from the world’s best practices and sharing ours with others,” said PM Modi. Read Also: How India is Collaborating with Foreign Nations for its Startup Ecosystem
He further talked about how the world is appreciating India’s net-zero commitment by 2070.
“I am glad that Rotary International is actively working on offering clean drinking water, hygiene, and sanitation,” he said while making a statement. PM Modi also added that 1.4 billion citizens of the country are taking every possible measure to make our planet cleaner and greener during his address at the 119th Rotary International Convention 2022.
In addition, PM Modi also emphasized the Atmanirbhar Bharat movement and how it is taking shape in the country.
PM Modi Emphasizing Self-Reliant India
Prime Minister Modi emphasized making India self-sufficient and urged Indians to contribute to global development.
India is celebrating its 75th anniversary of sovereignty from colonial domination. A new collaborative movement has emerged to save water. In a final remark at Rotary International Convention 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the movement is motivated by our age-old customs of water conservation combined with modern technologies.
Given that India is home to one-seventh of the world’s population, every achievement by India will have a favorable impact on the rest of the globe, he said. For example, PM Modi referenced the Covid-19 vaccine story and plans to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the worldwide objective of 2030.
PM Modi had also encouraged the Rotary family to join him in supporting these grassroots endeavors. They were also asked to participate in Yoga Day in big numbers worldwide.
More About Rotary International Convention
The coveted international event is returning to Houston for the third time; it had marked the 50th anniversary of the 1972 international convention.
More than 20k service-minded individuals worldwide have gathered in Houston for this year’s convention. Notably, Rotary had organized its past conventions virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several famous names have spoken at recent congregations, including billionaire Bill Gates, actor and philanthropist Ashton Kutcher, PM Justin Trudeau, producer, actor, host, entrepreneur, WWE Superstar, and Rotary polio ambassador John Cena.
Rotary International Convention brings together 1.2 million members of more than 36,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 nations and regions to address the globe’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary’s work improves lives at international and regional levels, from helping needy people in their communities to working toward a polio-free world.