The biggest goal of the 21st century was Aatmnirbhar Bharat and Modern India, PM Modi said

Underlining the emerging new world order in the post-pandemic world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the world is looking towards India at this juncture of 21st century.

“In this new world order, India has to increase its role and develop itself at a fast pace," PM Modi said.on Thursday.

He was addressing the Valedictory Function of 96th Common Foundation Course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) today via video conferencing.

He asked the officers to keep in mind the importance of this period with special focus on the ‘biggest goal of the 21st century’, the goal of Aatmnirbhar Bharat and Modern India. “We can’t afford to lose this opportunity," PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister mentioned the new reforms in the sphere of civil services - Mission Karmyogi and Aarambh Programme. He said that the officers should pray that they should never get an easy assignment as Challenging job has joy of its own.

“The more you think of going to the comfort zone, the more you will stop your progress and the progress of the country,” Prime Minister Modi said.

The Prime Minister noted the uniqueness of the outgoing batch as this batch is entering active service in the year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. “Your batch will play a key role in the nation’s development in the Amrit Kaal of the next 25 year,” he added.

Prime Minister Modi also emphasized the need to embrace the experience from the field as real feel of the issues of the file come from the field. He said that files do not contain just the numbers and statistics but they contain life and aspirations of the people.

“You do not have to work for numbers but for the lives of the people,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that in this period of Amrit Kaal, there was a need to take Reform, Perform, Transform to the next level. He also recalled Mahatama Gandhi’s mantra that every decision should be evaluated on the touchstone of the welfare of the last person in the last line.

The 96th Foundation Course is the first Common Foundation Course at LBSNAA based on the principles of Mission Karmayogi, with new pedagogy and course design. The batch comprises of 488 OTs from 16 services and 3 Royal Bhutan Services (Administrative, Police and Forest).