PM Modi LIVE: 3-day India global week event kicks off; economic revival post coronavirus in focus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi address HIGHLIGHTS. (File image)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi LIVE: In his inaugural address at the India Global Week 2020, PM Narendra Modi said that the government is equally focused about the health of economy and health of people even as coronavirus pandemic continues to take toll. Recounting the steps taken by the government so far to revive Indian economy, PM said that there are opportunities in India’s sunrise industries and we are opening our doors to global investors. “India awaits you all,” he said, adding that the country remains one of the most open economies in the world. “We are laying a red carpet for all global companies to come and establish their presence in India. Very few countries will offer the kind of opportunities India does today,” PM Narendra Modi said. The event is expected to be attended by 5,000 participants from over 30 nations and is pitched as one of the biggest international events on India’s globalization. The three-day event will be held virtually in the wake of coronavirus pandemic and is themed “Be The Revival : India and a Better New World”. “This forum brings together global thought leaders and captains of industry, who will discuss aspects relating to opportunities in India as well as the global economic revival post-COVID,” Prime Minister tweeted a few hours before. As the country imposed a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus, economic activities came to a grinding halt with major ratings agencies downgrading their India outlook. Reviving economy is now one of the key agendas of the government.