21st March 2023, New Delhi: India’s leading Hindi news channel, News18 India hosted its flagship summit at the prestigious Taj Palace in Delhi. The latest edition of the marquee initiative, News18 India Chaupal, saw a stellar conclave of the nation’s most distinguished luminaries, thought leaders and youth icons who deliberated and shared insights about India’s role as “Vishwaguru”.
Sharing his views on the occasion, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) President, Mr. J.P. Nadda said, “I appreciate the theme of this edition of Chaupal, which focuses on India emerging as a global superpower. India is powerhouse in itself, and today the world recognises this more than ever before. Under the leadership of Shri. Narendra Modi, India has emerged stronger and more resilient even as the world geopolitics is in flux. When he first became the Prime Minister, he focused on India’s Neighbour First Policy and Act East Policy and provided a healing touch to the SAARC countries. He was the first PM to visit Nepal after 17 years and provided unconditional support when the country was faced with devastating earthquakes. India has risen in stature and the PM has made a firm India first policy as the foundation of all foreign affairs. Indian policy no longer is influenced by western politics. India stands proud and independent. We are no longer hyphenated with Pakistan, no longer bracketed by a rogue nation that is a sponsor of global terrorism.
PM Modi worked tirelessly to establish India’s soft power on the world stage. His charisma and personal camaraderie with all world leaders is well documented. He visited both Israel and Palestine. He visited both US and Russia. He established strong interpersonal relations with Middle Eastern Countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar. Under his leadership, India has learnt to be proud of its cultural heritage. Today, Rupay Cards and UPI payments are accessible by the local vegetable vendor. The dream of a truly Digital India was realized by PM Narendra Modi ji, who has integrated ADHAAR with the Ayushman Bharat initiative, ensuring that every beneficiary can avail healthcare benefits worth Rs. 5 lakhs with just a fingerprint. This digital transformation has become the envy of the world and when Modi ji speaks, the world listens and takes note. This is evident by the praise and accolades bestowed upon the Indian PM by world leaders from Japan, Italy, Russia, US”.
He further added, “Even when other Indian political parties and opposition leaders play divisive politics on world stage, PM Modi has played the role of a great unifier, world healer and prolific communicator. Under PM Modi’s leadership, the government policies are more focused and galvanized to empower the impoverished. A quintessential example of this is the centre’s free ration scheme called Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna, which feeds 80 lakh poor and marginalised people by distributing free wheat every month. The Ujjwala Scheme, which provided LPG connections to women from below the poverty line as well as the Saubhagya Scheme, which provided last mile connectivity and electricity connection to every rural household, further complement this free ration initiative. Additionally, we have worked under the Swachh Bharat Scheme to build toilets for every household in the country. By giving this last mile delivery, PM Modi has given the rural women their self-respect back and ensured the health and security of women and children in poor and marginalised communities”.
Also speaking on India’s growing soft power under PM Modi, Nadda said 190 countries are now celebrating International Yoga Day.
Bringing together the biggest names from a myriad of industries and affiliations on one forum, News18 India Chaupal hosted the leaders of the country as they reflected and discussed a host of integral issues on the backdrop of global geopolitical developments. As India emerges as a leader on the world stage and establishes the tenets of good governance for the world to emulate, News18 India Chaupal provided a stage for these eminent personalities to share their vision for the future of the nation.