Prime News, National (New Delhi), December 12:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the 93rd Annual Convention of FICCI and hailed the country’s battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. While addressing the convention, the PM said the COVID-19 situation in the country is improving significantly and public health remains the top priority of his government.
”When the COVID-19 pandemic began in February-March, we were fighting against an unknown enemy. There were a lot of uncertainties – be it production, logistics, the revival of the economy – there were multiple issues. The question was, how long will this go on? How will things improve?” the PM said.
The PM added, “In the match of 20-20 we saw a lot of things changing rapidly. But 2020 baffled everyone. The nation and the entire world saw a lot of ups and downs. When we’ll think of the Corona period a few years later, perhaps we won’t be able to believe it. It’s good that things are improving swiftly.”
The Prime Minister further said that though India has been through ups and downs in 2020, things have improved fast and there is a road map for recovery.
The PM stressed that by December, the COVID situation has changed. “We have answers as well as a roadmap. The economic indicators today are encouraging. The things learned by the nation at the time of crisis have further strengthened the resolutions of future,” the PM said in his address to the 93rd Annual Convention of FICCI.
With regard to foreign capital inflows, he said India has seen record FDI and foreign portfolio investments during the pandemic. PM Modi further stated that the faith that the world placed on India in the last 6 years, has further strengthened in the past few months. Be it FDI or FPI – foreign investors have made record investments in India and are continuing to do that, he said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).