EAM Jaishankar urges youngsters to be ready for the global workplace and argues that a country's growth is important in its international relations
S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, said on Sunday that while dealing with international relations, socioeconomic advancements in the nation and success or failure on the home front mattered. The Minister made this observation while addressing the 29th leadership lecture of T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) at Manipal in Udupi on the theme of "India in Amrit Kaal." No country can perform mediocrely at home and then enjoy great respect abroad. "Foreign policy is a mirror of what occurs at home, and it is also a driver of what happens at home," he remarked, expressing optimism that India will win "Amrit Kaal" and advance towards being a developed country. Economic, societal, technological, and demographic indicators all trend in that direction. In the next 25 years, when the nation would celebrate its 100th year of independence, Jaishankar warned the young of the nation, "There will be an integration of technology at the global level." He urged them to be ready and position themselves to fit the global workplace.
According to Jaishankar, technologically driven transformation is bringing about a quiet democratic revolution in India's use of technology, and the nation has developed an online platform that has altered government and reduced leaks.
The Minister also discussed the Center's programmes in many fields during the last ten years that have benefited low-income households.
Almost 800 million individuals in the nation have received food assistance over the last two and a half years since the epidemic began, he said, adding that "this has been a crucial role in coping with the societal ramifications of the virus." According to the Minister, 415 million individuals currently receive money in their bank accounts, accounting for around one-third of the nation's population. He noted that the Pradhan Mantri Awaz Yojana has resulted in the construction of almost 30 million homes for the underprivileged.
According to the EAM, national initiatives like Digital India, Jaljeevan Mission, Swachch Bharat, Startup India, and Beti Bachao Beti Padao have integrated themselves into the overall national effort to accomplish global objectives by the end of this decade.
The Union Minister had earlier that day visited the Sri Krishna Mutt in the temple town after arriving in Udupi. He was joined by the general secretary of the BJP, Manohar S. Kalmadi, as well as the president of the Udupi district, Kuilady Suresh Nayak.