Modi says women are the personification of Shakti, quotes the example of Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza, P.V. Sindhu.
Hyderabad: Entrepreneurs find a prospect in adversity, stated Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and counseled them with an emphasis on their work irrespective of the reaction.
“Swami Vivekananda stated that each work has to pass over three stages — ridicule, opposition, and then acceptance. Those who ponder ahead of their time are sure to be misinterpreted. Most of the entrepreneurs would be acquainted with this,” Narendra Modi stated on Tuesday in his address to 1,500 delegates from 45 nations at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) 2017.
He stated that essential qualities that set entrepreneurs apart are their persistence and willpower. “The power to think inversely and ahead of the times for the betterment of mankind is what sets entrepreneurs apart. I see that power in India’s young generation today.”
Lodging on the theme of GES 2017, ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, Narendra Modi said that in Indian mythos woman is a personification of Shakti. “We believe women’s empowerment is vibrant to our development.”
He gave instances of successful women in India — Hyderabad-based sportswomen Saina Nehwal, Sania Mirza and P.V. Sindhu. Positioning India as an innovation-driven and commercial country, Narendra Modi took the delegates over key achievements of Indians in diverse fields —Aryabhatta for the invention of zero, Charaka for Ayurveda, Kautilya for Arthashastra.
Welcoming entrepreneurs from across the world to set up their amenities in India, Narendra Modi said India has enhanced its rank from 54 in 2014 to 35 in 2016 on the World Bank’s Logistics Performance Index.
“This implies the relative ease and competence with which products can be moved into and from a nation,” he said.