A new world order will take shape after the coronavirus pandemic and India will have a major role to play in it, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday at a meeting of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) which governs at the centre.
“Addressing the meeting of NDA leaders, Prime Minister Shri @NarendraModi ji today said that after the pandemic, a new world order is about to take shape & India has a big role to play in the emerging new world order,” Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi tweeted.
“He said this decade is a very important one, just like the decade after 2nd world war, unlike earlier, we are not going to be a mute spectator. We will rise to the occasion based on our traditions and ideals of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, the Prime Minister added,” Mr Joshi wrote.
Last week, PM Modi hailed India’s response to the coronavirus pandemic as among the best in the world and said the country’s role as the biggest vaccine-maker, critical for a disease-free world, has earned it a lot of goodwill.
The pandemic has also seen the Prime Minister renew plans for making India a hub of manufacturing and enterprise and become self-reliant with the government’s project of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
In a boost for the idea, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday projected an 11.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021, making the country the only major economy of the world to register double-digit growth this year amidst the coronavirus pandemic.