“The year 2022 was wonderful, India completed 75 years of Independence while ‘Amrit Kaal’ began. India progressed rapidly and became the world’s fifth-largest economy, and achieved the unbelievable record of 220 crore vaccines and crossed the USD 400 billion mark in exports,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in the last Mann Ki Baat of the year 2022.
He also talked about the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative of the government and lauded the launch of INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier.
INS Vikrant, built at a cost of around Rs 20,000 crore, successfully completed its fourth and final phase of sea trials last month. With the construction of ‘Vikrant’, India has joined a select group of nations having the niche capability to indigenously design and build an aircraft carrier. The ship has over 2,300 compartments, designed for a crew of around 1,700 people, including specialised cabins to accommodate women officers.
“This year, India has also got the prestigious responsibility of chairing the G20 group. I had also discussed this in detail last time,” the PM said. G20 is the premier forum for international economic cooperation representing around 85 percent of the global GDP, over 75 percent of the worldwide trade, and about two-thirds of the world population.
Citing the theme – ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’, PM Modi said India’s G20 Presidency will work to promote this universal sense of one-ness. “This is not just a slogan. It takes into account recent changes in human circumstances, which we have collectively failed to appreciate,” he said.
PM Modi also extended his greetings on the occasion of Christmas.
On December 13, PM Modi had invited people to share their inputs for this episode of Mann ki Baat and urged them to write on the NaMo App, and MyGov app or record their messages on 1800-11-7800.