Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday that India is not an ‘expansionist’ country and believes in the welfare of the world. Addressing an event in Pune through video conference, Gadkari said knowledge, entrepreneurship, science, technology, research and successful methods are needed to become self-reliant. He said, “To take the country on the path of development, we need to emphasize scientific progress. We need to come to the first place on the basis of knowledge to make the country a world power. ”
He said, “But in doing so, we are not expansionists.” There are some countries that move with the desire for expansionism but we believe in the welfare of the world. We believe in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the whole world is one family). “The Minister said that India’s inspiration is a speech given by Swami Vivekananda in Chicago. Emphasizing the need to provide education for all people, he said, “It should reach the last person.” But at the same time, we also need to ensure that everyone gets a quality education. ”
Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises statement
Gadkari said that power should not only be the goal of knowledge but value oriented education should also be emphasized to prepare ideal citizens. The Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises said that to become ‘self-reliant’ there is a need to reduce imports and increase exports.’
We need to produce things as an alternative to import
He said, “In my department, I am collecting information of things that are imported.” I appeal to all people that we need to produce things as an alternative to imports. ”Gadkari said about becoming self-sufficient in education, that universities in the country should be upgraded so that people do not have to go abroad for education. The event was organized by Maharashtra Education Society.