PM Modi credits G20 Summit success to nation's 'collective spirit'
Bina (Madhya Pradesh), September 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has credited the success of the G20 Summit 2023 to the citizens of the nation and their "collective spirit".
Prime Minister Modi, who inaugurated a series of projects valued at over Rs 50,700 crore, delivered this statement during a large-scale public event in Bina, Madhya Pradesh.
Notably, the G20 Summit 2023 brought together leaders from the world's top 20 major economies and representatives from prominent international organisations. It was held in the national capital at the modern Bharat Mandapam.
Key highlights from the summit included the member states' endorsement of the New Delhi Declaration, the revelation of the India-Middle East-Europe Corridor, and the formal acceptance of the African Union (AU) as a full-fledged member of the alliance.
Weighing in on the success of the G20 Summit, PM Modi said, “We all were witness to how India successfully organised the G20 summit. The credit for this success goes to the 140 crore people of the country."
He added that the G20 leaders and delegates were impressed with the diversity and heritage of the country, which was showcased at the summit.
Extensive preparations were made to showcase India's traditions and strengths to a global audience. During its presidency of the G20, the Centre focused on highlighting the country's inclusive growth, digital innovation, climate resilience, and equitable global health access.
PM Modi, meanwhile, came down heavily on the Opposition bloc — Indian National Developmental, Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) — calling it “INDI-alliance”. He also accused the INDIA bloc of having an agenda to end ‘Santan’ culture.
“At a time when our country is emerging as a world leader at global forums, some parties are working to divide the country and its people. These people have come together under the INDI-alliance. Some people are calling it ‘ghamndiya (arrogant) alliance’. They don’t have a leader and there is a lot of suspense over who would lead them going into the general elections next year. They are a hidden agenda — to attack and destroy our time-honoured Sanatan culture," PM Modi said.
He added that the Opposition bloc, at its third meeting in Mumbai, adopted a resolution to “end the Santan culture”.
“The INDI-alliance adopted a resolution to end the 'Sanatan' culture. They are bent on destroying our ideologies, culture and traditions, which have held the country and its people together for centuries," PM Modi said.
He also exhorted 'Sanatanis' across the country and the people to be awake and alert to such ploys by the Oppsition to abuse and assault the country's ancient culture and practices.
"Those with the INDI-alliance want to erase that Sanatan Dharma, which the likes of Swami Vivekananda and Lokmanya Tilak drew inspiration from. They want to destroy 'Sanatan Dharma'. Today they are openly targeting Sanatan. Tomorrow, they might even attack the believers of Sanatan. All 'Sanatanis' across the country need to be alert to this threat. We will have to stop such people from succeeding in their ulterior designs,” he added.