Dubai, February 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed technology and its benefits while addressing a keynote at the World Government Summit in Dubai. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited as the Chief Guest at the 6th edition of World Government Summit.
PM Modi firstly thanked the international community and said, “It is a matter of pride for not only me but also the 125 Crore people of India that I have been called as the Chief Guest at the 6th edition of World Government Summit.”
PM Modi, on this occasion, said that the technology is changing at the speed of thoughts and has empowered the common man. He further said that the technology has helped in benefitting the farmers of India and reiterated that it is a very important tool to double the farmers' income by 2022. “Technology very important for our aim to double farmer income by 2022,” PM Modi added.
Lauding ISRO in Dubai, PM Modi said that India's 'Mars Orbital Mission' cost less than what it takes to make a Hollywood movie. “We need to follow the six Rs that stand for reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, redesign and remanufacture, this will lead to rejoice meaning 'Anand',” PM Narendra Modi added.
The Prime Minister also noted that even after all the development, poverty and malnutrition have still not been eliminated from the world and urged all countries to maintain peace. “On the other side we are investing large portion of money, time and resources on missiles and bombs. We will have to be alert and use technology as a means to development and not destruction,” he added.
Speaking on the health sector, PM Modi said that in last 25 years the maternal mortality went down by 1/3rd in India and 1/2 across the world. “Scientific achievements like Stem Cells and regeneration techniques have helped in the treatment of disease and repair system for the body,” he added. PM Modi in the end, said, “We are living in the world that is interconnected, interlinked and interdependent and we have common problems that need to be sorted out together.”
Before, PM Modi’s address, Bharatanatyam performance was shown at the World Government Summit in Dubai. On the sidelines of the World Government Summit in Dubai, PM Modi met with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sapar Isakov and shared their views on bilateral and regional issues. Prime Minister Modi also visited at the Museum of Future where cutting-edge and innovative technological and scientific solutions aimed at futuristic innovations are displayed.
Earlier, in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Temple project and witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony which was live-streamed to the Dubai Opera House. PM Modi also traveled to Ramallah, becoming the first Indian Prime Minister to make an official visit to Palestine.