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Join India's revolution: PM

Describing India's transformation as a far-reaching revolution, he asks NRIs to chip in with efforts.

india Updated: Oct 02, 2006 23:51 IST

Describing the transformation underway in India as "one of the most far-reaching revolutions of this century", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked non-resident Indians to participate in "this adventure".

Speaking at a reception hosted in his honour by Indian High Commissioner Satyabrata Pal, the Prime Minister said, "The transformation underway in India is, in my opinion, one of the most far-reaching revolutions of this century.

"More than a billion people are seeking their salvation within the framework of an open society and an open economy," he said and remarked that the people in India were proud of the achievements of NRIs worldwide.

Having a word of praise for the people of Indian origin here in their efforts to build a new South Africa, the Prime Minister expressed hope that he was confident that they would do so with the diligence, creativity and enterprise that had become the hallmarks of the Indian Diaspora across the world.

He said India was proud of its remarkable achievement in sustaining the eight per cent growth of its economy.

The buoyancy of the Indian economy was a measure of the creativity of the people, which was unleashed after full-scale economic reforms undertaken in the 1990s.

"While doing so we are engaged in a massive task of fulfilling the basic needs of the teeming millions," he said.