Narendra Modi Quotes: 70 Powerful quotes of PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi Quotes

Narendra Modi Quotes:

Terrorism is most serious challenge to open & pluralistic societies.Combating it requires collective effort. We need to target not only the terrorists, but also their entire supporting ecosystem. Our strongest action should be reserved for those state actors who employ terrorism as an instrument of State Policy.

The world is seeing India with a ray of hope and our diaspora can play a crucial role in further spreading it. The Indian community does not settle abroad to enter into politics or take a seat in the global politics. Wherever they go, they think and act towards benefit of the society.

There’s so much happening with the youth looking at local or national problems and solving them with innovation and technology. This is what startup success means.

Youngsters from India are doing wonderful things both in India and internationally. I dream of Yuva Shakti that is filled with self-belief, has the power to think big, and is hardworking to realise that aspiration.

Be it the First World War or the Second World War, India never attacked other countries. We never attacked any country for conquering their territory. But our brave soldiers fought for others and sacrificed their lives in both the Wars. And, the world must recognise this.

India believes in taking everyone together. Nepal was rattled with an earthquake. We provided assistance to them. We did so, on the grounds of humanity. Be it Yemen or Maldives, we tried to provide assistance at our best. Humanity is our central inspiration.

India is a youthful country. A country with such a major percentage of youth has the capability to change not only its own but the fate of the entire world.

Entire world today is keen to engage with India. And, our diaspora can play a major role in furthering the country’s bond with the world. At the same time, it is also necessary for us to connect and strengthen our bond with the diaspora.

World’s keenness to engage with India has risen. In such times ‘fear of unknown’ can be an obstacle. Our diaspora can help overcome this.

We should not view our diaspora only in terms of ‘Sankhya’ but let us see them as ‘Shakti’. In doing so, we can solve our problem of Brain Drain by converting it into Brain Gain.

Our Divyang sisters and brothers want to lead life with pride, they want to do well. With Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan we are focusing on areas where we may not have devoted much attention before.

Whenever we come across Viklang person, our attention goes towards their disability but we do not notice the immense capabilities and strength they have to accomplish a task. And, that is why I urge everyone to use the word Divyang instead of Viklang.

Time for phrases like ‘Hota Hai-Chalta Hai’ is now a matter of past. India is growing rapidly and the world has high expectations from us. We cannot let this opportunity go.

Power, Water and Roads…Earlier only these were considered as basic requirements for the poor. But we have added more to it- Education and Health. By giving impetus to these five elements, we are not only creating employment opportunities but also securing their future. And, that is why the mantra of ‘Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas’ is resonating across the country.

Give water to the farmers of this country and see the wonders they can do. Through the Pradhanmantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana, we want to ensure that water reaches every village across the length and breadth of the country.

In 1857, the aadivasis of Dahod presented most challenging situations for the British in the region. As we mark the 70th freedom year, I bow down to the countless aadivasis and freedom fighters for their sacrifices.

Our aadivasi sisters and brothers have played a paramount role in the freedom struggle. For hundreds of years, people across villages of the country kept alive the flame of sacrifices for attaining independence. They left no stone unturned in helping India attain freedom.

In South Asia, India and most countries of the region are pursuing a peaceful path to economic prosperity. But, there is one country in India’s neighbourhood whose competitive advantage rests solely in producing and exporting terrorism. This export is reducing space for peace & increasing space for violence and, putting at risk peace & prosperity of all. The time has come for us to stop this Global Exporter of Terror. The time has come to Sanction this Instigator.

We are willing to take concrete steps to enhance cooperation in cyber security, de-radicalization and Counter Terrorism.

I dream of a young India that is not constrained by any limitations whatsoever. I want the youth of this country to lead a life filled with hope and opportunity.

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life, think of it, dream of it, live on that idea, let the brain, muscles, nerve, every part of your body be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.

In face of growing traditional and non-traditional challenges, politico-security cooperation is a key emerging pillar of our relationship. Rising export of terror, growing radicalization through ideology of hatred, and spread of extreme violence define the landscape of common security threats to our societies. The threat is local, regional and transnational at the same time. Our partnership with ASEAN seeks to craft a response that relies on coordination, cooperation and sharing of experiences at multiple levels.

In our country, only what is talked about is seen as reform. If it isn’t talked about, it isn’t seen as reform. It shows our ignorance. My mantra is reform to transform, and I say in my government – Reform, Perform and Transform.

Our engagement with ASEAN is not just about a solid base of shared civilizational heritage. It is also driven by our common strategic priorities of securing our societies and bringing peace, stability and prosperity to the region. ASEAN is central to India’s ‘Act East’ Policy. And, our ties are a source of balance and harmony in the region.

Earlier there was a kind of negative atmosphere and it left an enormous echo-effect. The country’s traders and industrialists had started looking out. There was a paralysis in government. When we came in power we had to face two successive droughts, water scarcity and, there was a slowdown in the global economy. So there were a series of challenges. But our intention was strong and policies were clear. There was decisiveness because there was no vested interest. The result of this was that positivity spread very quickly.

As far as my duties and responsibilities are concerned, I have to fulfill them to the best of my abilities. If I have to take strong decisions for the country’s sake, then I will have to make those decisions. If I have to work hard for that then I will have to. If I have to bend I’ll bend. If I have to walk fast then I’ll walk fast. But these are not facets of my character; these are part of my responsibilities.

The country has 80 crore youth. They are below 35 years of age. If youth have the skill, they can change the destiny of this country. And we are laying stress on this.

Peace, unity and harmony are useful in family, life, society and for the nation. And to all those who believe in Vasudhaive Kutumbakam, the whole world is one.

Today, we have the highest amount of foreign direct investment after Independence. The entire world says that at more than 7% growth, we are the fastest growing economy. Whether it is the World Bank, IMF, credit agencies, even UN agencie_ they all say India is growing rapidly.

The poisons of casteism and communal vote banks have caused enough damage to our country. The biggest obstacle to strengthening our democracy is vote bank politics. There was no atmosphere of vote bank politics in last general elections. There was the atmosphere of development politics.

The poisons of casteism and communal vote banks have caused enough damage to our country. The biggest obstacle to strengthening our democracy is vote bank politics. There was no atmosphere of vote bank politics in last general elections. There was the atmosphere of development politics.

Politics can be done by keeping the poor poor. But freedom from poverty can only come by empowerment. We are empowering the poor to end poverty. When the poor are empowered, they become competent to alleviate poverty.

Unity is not important for economic progress alone. Peace, unity and harmony are useful in family, life, society and for the nation. And to all those who believe in Vasudhaive Kutumbakam, the whole world is one.

Direct benefit transfer is a big reform. Earlier who knew where MNREGA money was going? Now it is sent by DBT. So are gas subsidy payments and student scholarships. For me all these are reforms in governance, transparency.

Usually it is one or two things that are talked about, but today growth has being talked about in all sectors. Electricity production has gone up and so has demand. Infrastructure work is also growing rapidly and that happens when there is demand in the economy. From all this it looks like we have moved ahead to better days.

If you will play, you will shine. If you don’t play, you will never shine. And that’s why sports is important for overall development of an individual.

GST is the biggest tax reform since the independence of India. This reform will bring a big change in the country. It will simplify tax payments so much that anyone who wants to contribute to the country will come forward. This will not only benefit the common man, the revenues will help develop the nation. This will end the situation of mistrusts between the states. GST will enhance transparency and strengthen the federal structure.

Sports is a necessity of life. Let everyone play and shine.

In life one should show sportsman spirit if he/she tastes defeat and never get bogged down. More than winning, sports helps you learn to deal with defeats. Sports teach you not to lose heart after defeats. Sports helps you become a fighter. The one who loses is the one who plays. And the one blooms is also the one who plays.

Sports for me is: S for Skill, P for Perseverance, O for Optimism, R for Resilience, T for Tenacity, S for Stamina.

Our Jawans have the full freedom to do as they deem appropriate. They have been answering and will continue to answer in an appropriate language. We are very proud of our Jawans for their courage.

My focus is on governance. Country has been at greatest loss because governments were run only for elections. Governments must not run only for elections. The government should be a bona fide attempt of meeting the demands and expectations of the common people.

Parliament is for discussion. Parliament is to show dissent. Parliament is to give an argument for one’s opposition, to present an argument when they support. To uphold this basic spirit of Parliament is the responsibility of every person who values democracy. It is the responsibility of those present in the Parliament and those outside. It is the responsibility of those in power and that not in power. This is a matter that must be followed in letter and spirit.

We no longer believe in a bipolar world. Now the entire world is more interdependent and inter connected. Earlier, the foreign policy was possible between governments, but today it is not possible just between governments. Government relations are important but increasing people to people contact is equally important. There’s been a shift in paradigm.

A strong India-U.S. partnership can anchor peace, prosperity and stability from Asia to Africa and from Indian Ocean to the Pacific. It can also help ensure security of the sea lanes of commerce and freedom of navigation on seas.

My development parameter is very simple. It is about how the poorest of the poor can benefit from development. The poor is the central focus of my economic agenda. The poor should be strengthened in such a way that they get the willingness to defeat poverty.

On the issue of terrorism, the world never believed India’s views on terrorism. They would dismiss it by saying that it’s your law and order problem. Today the world has to accept what India has been saying about terrorism. India’s dialogue on terrorism, the losses India has suffered due to terrorism, the losses suffered by humanity; the world is now acknowledging that. So I believe we have to take this process forward.

As the U.S. businesses search for new areas of economic growth, markets for their goods, a pool of skilled resources, and global locations to produce and manufacture, India could be their ideal partner. India’s strong economy, and growth rate of 7.6% per annum, is creating new opportunities for our mutual prosperity.

My to-do list is long and ambitious. It includes a vibrant rural economy with robust farm sector; a roof over each head and electricity to all households; to skill millions of our youth; build 100 smart cities; have a broad band for a billion, and connect our villages to the digital world; and create a twenty-first century rail, road and port infrastructure. These are not just aspirations; they are goals to be reached in a finite time-frame with a light carbon foot print, with greater emphasis on renewables.

India is undergoing a profound social and economic change. A billion of its citizens are already politically empowered. My dream is to economically empower them through many social and economic transformations.

Modern India is in its 70th year. For my government, the Constitution is its real holy book. And, in that holy book, freedom of faith, speech and franchise, and equality of all citizens, regardless of background, are enshrined as fundamental rights. 800 million of my countrymen may exercise the freedom of franchise once every five years. But, all the 1.25 billion of our citizens have freedom from fear, a freedom they exercise every moment of their lives.

Our nations (India and USA) may have been shaped by differing histories, cultures, and faiths. Yet, our belief in democracy for our nations and liberty for our countrymen is common. The idea that all citizens are created equal is a central pillar of the American constitution. Our founding fathers too shared the same belief and sought individual liberty for every citizen of India.

Our “Make in India” initiative is not intended for only manufacturing for the domestic market or import substitution. It is as much about making world-class products and services for the whole globe.

We have brought two hundred million people into the banking system through the Jan Dhan Yojana. This is more than the population of most countries in the world. Now, these millions are part of our banking system, and words like ‘interest rate’ have a meaning for them.

We have put most sectors on automatic approval and opened up sectors like defence and railways to foreign investment. The long pending insurance law reform was successfully passed. Several insurance companies, including American companies, have already enhanced their investment in the insurance sector. We have taken major steps to increase the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ and have already begun climbing steeply in the global rankings.

Since we took office, inflation, the fiscal deficit and the balance of payments current account deficit have all fallen. GDP growth, foreign exchange reserves, stock market valuations, and investor confidence have all increased. This success is the result of a series of well thought out policies.

My aim is to reform to transform. For me, reforms are those policies that transform the lives of ordinary citizens. In the last two years, we have taken a comprehensive package of reforms which go beyond more economic reforms.

A very unique feature of the Indo-American relationship is the critical role of the Indian-American community in the US economy. It is rare that emigrants from one nation, who become immigrants in another, enjoy such high respect and repute in both countries. Indian-Americans are a powerful cementing force in our growing economic and cultural ties.

India is poised to contribute as a new engine of global growth. A larger Indian economy has multiple benefits for the world. India presents a large and growing market. But India is much more than a market. India is a reliable partner; a source of high quality scientific, engineering and managerial talent.

India is undergoing profound transformations. We are today the fastest growing economy in the world. We want the Indian economy to be driven by smart and sustainable cities, robust farm sector, vibrant manufacturing and dynamic service sector. And, its engines to run on world class network of rails, roads, airports and digital connectivity.

The economic links between India and Switzerland countries are strong and vibrant. Many Swiss companies are household names in India. Ties of collaboration in trade, investment, science and technology and skill development benefit both our societies.

India and Switzerland have both been the voices of peace, understanding and humanitarian values in the world.

Your friendship is our honour; your dreams are our duty. India’s capacity may be limited, but our commitment is without limits. Our resources may be modest, but our will is boundless.

Afghanistan’s success is a deeply held hope and desire of every Indian. It comes from the love and admiration for Afghans in our hearts. We want to see your democracy strike deep roots; your people unite; and your economy prosper.

The blood, sweat and tears of our people are mixed into this earth and have formed between us an eternal bond, written into the soil of this land..Bonds that remind us of ancient links between this region and India.

Afghan-India Friendship dam has not been built by bricks and mortar, but by the faith of our friendship and the valour of Afghans and Indians.

Today, we are not just launching a project that will irrigate land and light up homes. We are reviving a region, restoring hope, renewing life and redefining Afghanistan’s future. The dam is a generator not just of electricity but also of optimism and belief in the future of Afghanistan.

GST is the biggest tax reform since the independence of India. This reform will bring a big change in the country. It will simplify tax payments so much that anyone who wants to contribute to the country will come forward. This will not only benefit the common man, the revenues will help develop the nation. This will end the situation of mistrusts between the states. GST will enhance transparency and strengthen the federal structure.

In order to fulfil the aspirations of masses, we have to sharpen the tool called the government machinery: we have to make it keen, more dynamic, and it is in this direction that we are working