The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the Summit for Democracy via video conferencing. Calling Summit for Democracy a crucial platform for democracies worldwide to exchange experiences and learn from each other, the Prime Minister reiterated India’s deep-rooted commitment to democracy, stating, “India has an ancient and unbroken culture of democracy. It has been the lifeblood of Indian civilization.” He further asserted, “Consensus-building, open dialogue, and free discussion have resonated throughout India’s history. That is why my fellow citizens consider India to be the Mother of Democracy.”

Prime Minister Modi stated, “Today, India is not only fulfilling the aspirations of its 1.4 billion people but is also providing hope to the world that democracy delivers and empowers.” He cited instances of India’s contributions to global democracy, including legislative measures for women’s representation, poverty alleviation efforts, and international assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Modi called for collaborative efforts among democratic nations to address challenges facing democracy worldwide. He emphasized the need for inclusivity, fairness, and participative decision-making in international systems and institutions.

“In the era of turmoil and transitions, democracy faces many challenges. This requires us to work together,” Prime Minister Modi remarked. “India stands ready to share its experience with all fellow democracies in this pursuit.”


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