Prime Minister kicked off the second and last day of his Sweden visit by meeting with the King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustaf and discussed on ways of strengthening bilateral ties in key sectors.
Prime Minister Modi will address a gathering of select business leaders at the Sweden-India business forum later in the day.
He and his Swedish counterpart will co-chair the first-ever Indo-Nordic summit, and will also conduct separate bilateral meetings with the Prime Ministers of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway. Inputs http://www.scandinaviatimes.com/
Addressing Indian diaspora at Stockholm University in the presence of Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, Prime Minister Modi talked about the steps being taken by BJP led NDA government for ‘New India’.
“All these programmes (brought by the government) are not reforms. This is transformation. This is our promise. We will transform India. The road ahead is long but we have our destination in sight and determination in heart,” Prime Minister Modi said.
He added that India is going through a big change and there is a government which is working day and night for bettering India’s image, self-respect and taking India to new heights in the 21st century.
“Four years back, Indians gave us a solid mandate for Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas. We have worked hard for New India. In the last 4 years, we have taken steps after steps that have increased world’s hope and belief in India. Be it an African nation or a small country of Pacific Ocean, ASEAN, Europe, or Asia; today all are seeing India as a trusted partner, a trusted friend,” Prime Minister Modi said.
He said the government has left behind the culture of sloganeering about Garibi Hatao (poverty eradication) and made empowerment a tool.
“There used to just slogans about Garibi Hatao. We have left behind that culture. Empowerment has been made a tool to uplift the living standards of poor. Be it the empowerment of the weaker section of the society or of women; Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas mantra is becoming a reality,” the Prime Minister said. — ANI