PM Modi says Atmanirbhar Bharat spirit part of daily life, cites Team India’s win

PM Modi says Atmanirbhar Bharat spirit part of daily life, cites Team India’s win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday cited Team India’s historic win in Australia, saying that the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” mission has become a part of the everyday life of the country and its spirit pervades from the cricket field to Covid-19 management.

Addressing the 18th convocation of Tezpur University from New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed the country's scientists and health professionals for effectively tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Atmanirbhar Bharat is not only about technological advancement and progress. It has become part of everyday life of the nation," PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister referred to the victory of the Indian cricket team in Australia which overcame multiple challenges to win the Test match series.

"They faced the challenges boldly and came up with new solutions despite a string of injuries and lack of experience. A positive mindset always leads to positive results which is the essence of Atmanirbhar Bharat," the PM said.

"We should learn to take risks and overcome the fear of failure," PM Modi added.

On India's fight against the coronavirus pandemic, PM Modi said there was skepticism about how such a large country will tackle it.

"Our Covid-19 management showed where there is resolve and resilience, resources come naturally. And today the world's largest vaccination programme is underway in India," the PM said.