New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This is PM Modi’s second address to the annual UNGA session. His maiden address at the UNGA was in 2014.
During his address to the global leaders on Friday, PM Modi said, “This year, the world’s biggest election took place. In the world’s biggest democracy, the highest ever number of voters voted my government into power for a second term with an even stronger mandate than before. And it is thanks to this mandate that I am standing here before you once again.”
Here are the top 10 quotes from PM Modi’s speech at the UNGA on September 27:
1) The world’s largest democracy voted for my government and me. We came back to power with a bigger majority and because of this mandate I am here today.
2) While I was coming here, I read on the walls of the United Nations “No more single use plastic”. I am delighted to inform you that we are running a big campaign in India to free the country of single use plastic.
3) When a developing nation successfully carries out the biggest cleanliness drive of the world and provides more than 11 crore toilets to its people just within 5 years, that system gives a message of inspiration to the entire world.
4) We believe that terrorism is not a challenge for any one country, but for all countries and of mankind as a whole. So for the sake of humanity, all the world has to unite against terror.
5) India’s contribution towards United Nations Peace-keeping missions has been immense, no other country in the world has sacrificed as much as India has for these peace-keeping missions.
6) 3000 years back great poet of India Kaniyan Pungundranar, in the oldest language of the world Tamil, said ‘Yaadhum Oore Yaavarum Kelir’, meaning ‘We harbour a feeling of kinship for all places and all people are our own.
7) Modern technology in the 21st century, is bringing about sweeping changes in social life, personal life, economy, security, connectivity and international relations. In such a situation, a fragmented world, is in the interest of no one.
8) 125 years ago, the great spiritual guru Swami Vivekananda gave this message to the world during the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. The message was harmony and peace. And not dissension. Today, the message from the world’s largest democracy, for the International community is still the same: harmony and peace.
9) By the year 2022, when India celebrates its 75th Independence day, we plan to build 20 million houses for the poor.
10) When a developing country, successfully runs the world’s biggest financial inclusion scheme, opening over 370 million bank accounts for the poor in just five years, the systems that result, build confidence in the poor across the entire world.