Amit Shah chairs the 46th National Management Convention held by AIMA
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“21st Century is India’s Century. This is the confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given every citizen of the country in the last 5 years”, said Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah while addressing distinguished members of the industry and management field on the topic of ‘New India, Great India’, at the 46th National Management Convention held by All India Management Association (AIMA), in New Delhi today.
“What is ‘New India’?”, asked the Home Minister while trying to explain PM’s vision. He said that it is not an effort to carve out a new country altogether, rather, it is a vision to build a Confident India, a Secure India, a Prosperous and Progressive India, an India which, on the basis of its rich past, can emerge as a widely accepted world leader. This is how the PM sees a ‘New India, a Great India’ of the future, he added.
The Home Minister said that this Government has been focusing on giving the youth a platform to encourage entrepreneurial spirit in the country. He recognized the important role industry and entrepreneurs play in boosting the economic growth of the country. Shah said that India is progressing fast towards becoming a $5 trillion economy and expressed confidence that this target will be achieved by 2024. The industry would have to play an important part in this journey, he said.
Emphasizing on the importance of a stable policy environment in the country, Shah said that ‘Rule of Law’ is imperative for economic growth and in India becoming a global leader. He added that ‘From lawlessness towards the rule of law’ is the hologram of this government. He said that it was the responsibility of organizations like AIMA to provide the industry a direction and platform to make India a global trade leader. There is a need to setup sector-based R&D clusters, bring in investments and take ‘Make in India’, ‘Start up India’ forward so that India does not need to look towards the world for anything. There is need to ensure that the benefits of intellectual property rights remain in India and India is able to reap the benefits of the rich demographic dividend available in the country. “India is world’s largest market and has the best brains. The government has revamped the business environment in the country. I see no reason why we do not become world leaders in times to come”, he added.
Shah assured full government support to industry associations and asked them to bring innovative ideas and take forward the push that the government is giving for industrial and trade growth. There is a need to prepare our industries to face global competition amidst changing times and challenges. By 2022, the 75th year of India’s Independence, 130 crore Indians need to rise and realize PM’s vision of a ‘New India, Great India’, he concluded.