Imphal (DIPR): Chief Minister N. Biren Singh maintained that the State is moving ahead towards development with improvement in law and order, under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the support of the people of the State. As such the State had been able to host events of G20 and the Grand Finale of Femina Miss India 2023, he added.
The Chief Minister was addressing the gathering at the inaugural session of the C20-India 2023 Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam National Conference, organised by Chinmaya Mission at the conference hall of the Hotel Imphal on Saturday.
Continuing his speech, Biren expressed pleasure in taking part in this prestigious event of C20-India 2023, being organised by Chinmaya Mission. He stated that India has been bestowed with the honour of guiding the world with the assumption of G20 Presidency and it is a pride moment for every citizen of India.
Stating that the Prime Minister, has very aptly chosen the theme for India’s Presidency as “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” or “One Earth, One Family, One Future”, he continued that the theme spotlights LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment), with its associated, environmentally sustainable and responsible choices, both at the level of individual lifestyles as well as national development, leading to globally transformative actions resulting in a cleaner, greener and bluer future.
The Chief Minister also mentioned that India’s G20 Presidency also marks the beginning of Amritkaal leading the country towards a futuristic, prosperous, inclusive and developed society, distinguished by a human-centric approach at its core. He added that Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam is a universal maxim whose purpose is not an imposition but the evolution of human consciousness that will lead to the protection of the world through friendship and cooperation.
Biren further observed that India has shown the way to defining Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam by supplying Covid vaccines to various nations, supplying foodgrains to war-torn nations and supplying human power to combat disasters.
The Chief Minister expressed confidence that the deliberations at the conference will go a long way in spreading the invaluable message of universal brotherhood and voicing the concerns of the world population through the Civil Society Organisations to the world leaders in G20.
Concluding his speech, the Chief Minister appealed to the public to extend hearty welcome to the contestants of Femina Miss India, who are on their visit to Manipur for the Grand Finale event to be held in the State. He further appealed to the public not to do anything which will create a bad image or impression to the visiting contestants about the State.
Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Y. Khemchand Singh, while delivering his speech, stated that giving a positive impact to the economic development of the State is possible through development in the tourism sector.
He said that the State has been able to host events of G20 and Femina Miss India Grand Female due to the considerable improvement in law and order under the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh.
The Minister continued that Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam reflects India’s global leadership and added that the Country’s role in global leadership had improved a lot under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He mentioned that India as a global leader had been taking a broader role in solving several challenges. He stressed on the need to promote the concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam to maintain peace across the world. He also expressed gratitude to the Chinmaya Mission and C20 team for organising the conference in the State.
Resident Spiritual Mentor at Chinmaya Mission Chennai Swami Mitrananda, Chairman, Loktak Development Authority M. Asnikumar Singh, Secretary, Chinmaya Mission Trust Manipur Lt Gen (Retd) L. Nishikanta Singh, Vice-Chancellors of universities, professors of various educational institutes, Retd and serving Army officers also attended the conference among others.
The inaugural session was followed by technical sessions on topics including Dharma, Education, Ecology, Geopolitics and Defence.