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Five Key Takeaways From PM Modi's Address At Outreach Session Of G7 Summit

Kuldeep Negi

Jun 15, 2024, 09:40 AM | Updated 09:48 AM IST

PM Modi at G7 Outreach Session
PM Modi at G7 Outreach Session
  • Prime Minister Modi's G7 address covered India's democratic achievements, technological advances, green energy goals, and support for the Global South.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (14 June) addressed the Outreach Session of the G7 Summit in Italy.

    During his address, PM Modi underscored India's success in conducting large-scale democratic elections with transparency, the inclusive use of technology, proactive AI strategies, sustainable energy goals, and support for the development of the Global South, particularly Africa.

    He also shared India's vision of becoming a developed nation by 2047, ensuring no segment of society is left behind.

    Here are the key takeaways from Prime Minister Modi's address:

    1. Emphasis on Technology

    Modi highlighted the crucial role of technology in modern life, from space exploration to cybersecurity.

    He called for the inclusive use of technology to bridge social inequalities and enhance human capabilities.

    "We have to collectively ensure that the benefits of technology reach all sections of society, to realise the potential of every person in the society, to help in removing social inequalities, and expand human powers instead of limiting them. This should not only be our desire, but our responsibility," PM Modi said.

    Modi stressed the need to transform technology from a monopoly to a mass usage tool, promoting creativity over destruction.

    "We have to convert monopoly in technology into mass usage. We have to make technology creative, not destructive. Only then will we be able to lay the foundation of an inclusive society," he said.

    2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiatives

    India's proactive stance on AI was a focal point of PM Modi's speech.

    He mentioned the launch of the National Strategy on Artificial Intelligence and the AI Mission under the mantra "A.I. for All."

    "As a founding member and lead chair of the Global Partnership for AI, we are promoting cooperation among all countries. During the G-20 Summit hosted by India last year, we emphasised the importance of international governance in the field of AI," PM Modi said.

    "In the time to come, we will continue to work together with all countries to make AI transparent, fair, secure, accessible and responsible," he added.

    3. Commitment to Green Energy

    PM Modi reaffirmed India’s dedication to sustainable energy, guided by the principles of availability, accessibility, affordability, and acceptability.

    He noted India’s achievement of COP commitments ahead of schedule and reiterated the goal of Net Zero emissions by 2070.

    "India is the first country to fulfil all the commitments made under COP before time. And we are making every effort to fulfil our commitment to achieve the target of Net Zero by 2070," he said.

    "We should together try to make the time to come a Green Era. For this, India has started Mission LiFE i.e. Lifestyle For Environment. Taking this Mission forward, on 5 June, Environment Day, I have started a campaign - "Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam"," he added.

    "Everyone loves their mother. With this feeling, we want to make tree plantation a mass movement with personal touch and global responsibility. I urge all of you to join it. My team will share its details with everyone," he said.

    4. Focus on the Global South:

    PM Modi emphasised India's commitment to the development of the Global South, particularly Africa.

    "The countries of the Global South are bearing the brunt of global uncertainties and tensions. India has considered it its responsibility to place the priorities and concerns of the countries of the Global South on the world stage. We have given high priority to Africa in these efforts," he said.

    He highlighted India's role in making the African Union a permanent member of the G-20 during its chairmanship.

    PM Modi assured continued support for the economic, social, and security development of African countries.

    "We are proud that the G-20, under India's chairmanship, made the African Union a permanent member. India has been contributing to the economic and social development, stability and security of all African countries, and will continue to do so," he said.

    5. Vision for a Developed India

    Looking ahead, PM Modi expressed India’s resolve to become a developed nation by 2047, ensuring that no segment of society is left behind.

    He called for international cooperation to address global uncertainties and tensions.

    "It is our resolve to build a developed India by 2047. Our commitment is that no section of the society should be left behind in the country's development journey. This is also important in the context of international cooperation," he said.

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    Kuldeep is Senior Editor (Newsroom) at Swarajya. He tweets at @kaydnegi.

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