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Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Saturday. For this event, PM Modi had reached New York from Washington DC, USA today. He started the speech at the 76th Summit of the UNGA by saying Namaskar comrades.
Continuing the speech, he said that congratulations to Abdullah Ji for assuming the post of President. It is a matter of pride for the developing countries. For the last one and a half years, we are facing the biggest pandemic after 100 years. I pay tribute to those who lost their lives in such a pandemic.
If the work is not done on time, then success failed
PM Modi targeted the UN by quoting Chanakya. He said that Chanakya had said centuries ago. When the right work is not done at the right time, then time itself thwarts the success of that work. Therefore, the United Nations has to reform itself. Many questions are arising. These questions have been deepened by Covid, terrorism and the Afghan crisis.
Targeted Pakistan without naming Pakistan
The PM, without taking names, targeted Pakistan. He said that it can be heavy on countries that use terrorism as a tool. We have to be careful that no country can use Afghanistan for its own interests. The women and children there have to be taken care of. We have to fulfil our responsibility.
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Said on Indo-Pacific - Ocean is our common heritage While advocating for open trade in the Indo-Pacific, Modi said that our oceans are our common heritage. These have to be protected from being captured by force of expansion and strength. The world has to raise its voice in unison. India's initiative during India's presidency in the Security Council points to this.
Counting the achievements of the ongoing vaccination program in the country, which is administering crores of vaccines through digital platforms, the Prime Minister said that crores of doses are being administered in a single day through digital platforms in India. Despite limited resources, India is actively engaged in vaccine development. We have developed the first DNA vaccine. It can be applied to all people above 12 years of age. An RNA vaccine and a nasal vaccine are being developed. India has again started giving vaccines to needy countries. I want to say to the vaccine manufacturers of the world. Come Make Vaccine in India.
Global chain vaccination is necessary
Modi said that I want to say that democracy with technology. Indian origin doctors or professionals stay in any country, our values keep giving them the goal of serving humanity. The pandemic has also taught the world to further decentralize the global order. Our vaccine effort is inspired by this spirit. Global chain vaccination is essential.
People are amazed to see climate action in comparison to large and developed countries. We are working towards making India the biggest Green Hydrogen Hub. We have to answer to the generations to come.
He further said that it is the strength of India's democracy that a small child who once helped his father at the tea stall of a railway station is addressing UNGA for the fourth time today as the Prime Minister of India.
Diversity is the identity of India
Modi said that I come from a country which is called the Mother of Democracy. India has entered its 75th year of independence on 15th August. Diversity is our identity. There are different languages and cultures here. It is the strength of India's democracy that a chaiwala is addressing this session for the fourth time.
The Prime Minister mentioned drone mapping,
Modi said that I am saying from my own experience that Yes Democracy can deliver. Integral Humanism used to say by Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay. This is the idea of all humanity. Antyodaya idea. Development should be all-inclusive and all-encompassing or all-available. We have connected 43 crore people with banking in 7 years. 50 crore people have been connected with the quality health sector.
Big organizations have accepted that it is necessary for the citizens of the land to have a record of the land. There are people in many countries in the world who do not have land records. We are giving land records to people in India by mapping them with drones. With this, people are getting bank loans and ownership. Every 6th person in the world is an Indian. When India develops, the world develops. When India Reforms World Transforms.
The speech ended with the lines of Gurudev Modi ended the speech with the lines of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. He said that Gurudev had said – go ahead fearlessly on your auspicious path of action, success will be with you. I am sure that the efforts of all of us will increase peace and harmony in the world. Will make the world healthy and beautiful. UNGA Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and India's Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu and NSA Ajit Doval were also present during Modi's speech.
The UNGA meeting is being held in a hybrid format,
this time the theme of the UNGA General Debate is recovery from Corona, climate change, respecting the rights of the people and reforming the United Nations. This high-level meeting of UNGA in New York started on Tuesday. Due to Corona, this time the UNGA meeting is being held in a hybrid format. However, a large number of world leaders have reached New York.
Prime Minister, who attended bilateral meetings and quad meetings, reached the US on Wednesday. He had bilateral talks with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris here. He also had bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Suga of Japan. Modi also attended the Quad meeting on Friday. On Thursday, he also met CEOs of 5 global companies important for investment in India. This is his second foreign tour after Corona started. Earlier he had gone to Bangladesh.
What is UNGA?
The General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations. All 193 members of the United Nations are part of it with equal rights and responsibility. All the work like the budget of the UN, the membership of the Security Council, the appointment of non-permanent members is the responsibility of the General Assembly.
Its task is to discuss international peace and security. These include development, human rights, international law and peaceful settlement of disputes between countries. The annual meeting of the General Assembly takes place every year at the UN Headquarters in New York. Its first meeting was held on 10 January 1946.
Which countries are members of UNGA?
All 193 countries of the United Nations are members of the General Assembly. If the General Assembly wants, it can also give observer status to any international organization or institution. At present, Palestine and the Holy See have observer status. Observer states are also given limited powers.
How many days will the UNGA meeting last?
The current session of UNGA has started on 21st September. This meeting, which usually runs for five days, will last six days this time. Apart from 21 to 25 September, the leaders of different countries will also address it on 27 September. Like every time, on 21 September, it started with the address of the President of Brazil first. After this, US President Joe Biden addressed the General Assembly. Today, along with India, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan will also address General Assembly. While Modi is in New York, Imran's recorded speech will be narrated.