BRICS Summit: PM Modi stresses on ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’
Xiamen: Stressing on his motto ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that coordinated action and cooperation in areas such as counter terrorism, cyber security and disaster management has become an unavoidable necessity.
"The bedrock of our development agenda lies in the notion of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas," he said while addressing 'Dialogue of Emerging Market & Developing Countries' in Xiamen.
PM Modi also highlighted India's growing engagement with Africa in multiple sectors and the International Solar Alliance.
"It's important to be together and grow together," said PM Modi.
Calling for an inclusive world, where the poorest of the poor are integrated into the financial mainstream, PM Modi urged BRICS nations to work collectively for a digital world, skilled world, healthier world, equitable world and harmonious world.
Stating that India has mapped each of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to its own development programmes and scheme, he said: "Our programmes are geared to accomplish these priority goals in a time-bound manner. To cite just one example, our three-pronged approach of providing a bank account to the unbanked, providing a biometric identity to all, and using innovative mobile governance solutions, has enabled direct benefit transfers to almost 360 million people for the first time."
Stating that the BRICS nations represented half of humanity, he said that for the bloc to play a role in global transformation, it should follow the "10 noble commitments".
Modi also called for creating a healthier world: by cooperating in research and development to eradicate diseases, and enabling affordable health care for all.
In creating an equitable world, he said the BRICS nations should provide equality of opportunity to all, particularly through gender equality.
In terms of a connected world, he suggested enabling of free flow of goods, persons and services.
He also called for creating a harmonious world "by promoting ideologies, practices, and heritage that are centreed on peaceful coexistence and living in harmony with nature".
"Through these agenda points, and action on them, we will be contributing directly to the welfare of the global community in addition to welfare of our own people.
"And in this, India stands ready as a willing and committed partner to enhance cooperation and support each other's national efforts," Modi added.