Indian PM Modi Highlights India's Contribution to Development, Peace, & Security Worldwide

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while delivering his speech at the 74th session of the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly), stressed on the initiatives undertaken by India towards development, peace and security worldwide in the last 5 years. He went on highlight India’s contribution in wide array of initiatives such as India's contribution to UN Peacekeeping Missions, Swachh Bharat Mission, financial inclusion (opening more than 370 million bank accounts in 5-years span for the poor), Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas (running biggest health assurance scheme of the world that offers Rs. 500,000 health cover facility to 500 million people), etc. PM Modi concluded his UNGA address by delivering the message of peace and harmony. It was a special occasion for India at United Nations General Assembly because the world is celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s (India’s Father of the Nation) 150th birth anniversary. During the occasion, he pledged to build more than 125,000 km (77,671 mi) of new roads in the next 5-years, build 20 million houses for the poor, and eradicate tuberculosis by 2025 (way ahead of the world’s 2030 target).