English rendering of PM’s address


Namaskar!

I welcome all the participants from across the nation and the world. The very conduct of such an event and your participation, during these challenging times in itself arouses a new hope and conveys an important message.

India will not only fight against Coronavirus, but will also win the battle and move forward. India is not going to sit and wail over the crisis. Howsoever big the crisis might be, India is determined to turn it into an opportunity. This Coronavirus Crisis has given India lessons in being Atmanirbhar, that is, Self-Reliant!

Atmanirbhar Bharat means India will reduce its dependence on imports. Atmanirbhar Bharat means India will save foreign exchange, worth lakhs of crores of rupees spent on imports. Atmanirbhar Bharat means India won’t need to import, for which, it will constantly develop resources domestically.  Atmanirbhar means we become biggest exporters of the commodities that we now import.

Friends, to achieve this, we must take every sector, every product and every service into consideration and work holistically, to make India self-reliant in that particular area. Today’s event is a manifestation and a robust step in the direction of the same thinking.

Today, a major step is being taken to make India self-reliant in the energy sector. This event not only marks the implementation of reforms concerning just a single sector i.e. the Coal Mining Sector but also represents the commitment to realize 130 crore aspirations.

This marks the beginning of lakhs of employment opportunities for our youth.

Friends,

When the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan was announced last month in order to realize the resolve of a self-reliant India, many people thought that this was a usual government process.

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