Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that today the world is seeing India as a symbol of positive change.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla addressed the Indian community in Singapore on Sunday. Birla said that in the 75 years of India’s independence, the country has undergone extensive political, social and economic transformation.
“India’s democracy and its democratic institutions have set a perfect example of inclusive growth before the whole world”, he said. He further added that from defense to technology, new opportunities are being created. “Schemes like Start Up India, Digital India, Stand Up India, Skill India have been launched to make full use of the potential of young talents and entrepreneurs. Today, India is being seen as a symbol of positive change in the whole world. The present era is an era of socio-economic change in India, an era of innovation”, highlighted Om Birla.
Mentioning the role of the Indian diaspora in Singapore, Birla said that the Indian diaspora is one of the important powerful forces of India’s Look East Policy. “At a time when a strong institutional framework exists for constructive dialogue between the two countries and a better understanding has developed between citizens of both the countries due to strong cultural and people to people contact, the diaspora is playing the role of a catalyst to further bridge the gap among countries and improve bilateral relationship”, said Om Birla.
The Diaspora’s active contribution to the comprehensive economic and social development of Singapore has laid the foundation for strong relations between the two countries”, observed the Lok Sabha speaker.
Urging the Indian diaspora, particularly the youth, to join hands for socio-economic transformation in India, the Lok Sabha speaker said that the time has come for the youth to work collectively to bring positive changes in the lives of the people of the motherland.
Today people from all regions of the country, people of all languages, are working for the service of the nation and nation building in the spirit of nation first,” he added. He further added that as India evacuated more than 30,000 civilians from Ukraine and neighboring countries from the war zone, the self-respect, strength and power of present day India has been recognized by the world. “Today, India has a strong voice in global fora on issues like climate change, terrorism, global peace”, said Birla.