Expanding his India first pitch to ‘Make in India, Make for World’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India must become self-reliant and use its vast natural resources to produce for the domestic as well as the global market.
Addressing the nation from the Red Fort on India’s 74th Independence Day, Modi said that in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, 130 crore Indians have pledged to build an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
“I am confident that India will realise this dream. I am confident of the abilities and potential of my fellow Indians. Once we decide to do something, we do not rest till we achieve that goal,” he said.
The prime minister said the country received record foreign direct investments during the last fiscal and even during the coronavirus pandemic, big global companies are looking towards India.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi was received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Red Fort. The Prime Minister then inspected the Guard of Honour.
Before coming to Red Fort, Prime Minister paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.