Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated his appeal to citizens for purchasing ‘Made in India’ products and said that if people buy local products and become ‘vocal for local’ then they’re playing a task in strengthening the country.
“If you purchase local and become vocal for local, then you’re playing your role to form the country strong – this is often also a kind of service to the state. Be it any profession, there’s scope for service to the state,” the Prime Minister said while addressing the state through the 66th episode of his monthly program ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
The Prime Minister said that India is continuously making efforts to maneuver forward within the field of defense and technology sector.
“Before independence, our country was before many countries within the defense sector. We had several ordinance factories. Some countries which were behind us are before us. After independence, we couldn’t cash in our experiences. However, today India is continuously making efforts to maneuver forward in the defense and technology sector. India is moving towards self-reliance,” he said.
“India’s resolve is to guard its self-respect and sovereignty. India’s goal is ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’. India’s tradition is trust and friendship. India’s spirit is a fraternity,” he said.