President Droupadi Murmu, addressing a joint sitting of Parliament on January 31, asserted that 2023 was a historic year for the country when it maintained the tag of being the fastest-growing major economy. ”The year 2023 was a historic year for India, when it grew the fastest among major economies despite global crisis. India grew about 7.5 per cent for two consecutive quarters,” she told the Parliament.
In her first address to a joint sitting of the two Houses in the new Parliament building in which she touched on varied issues ranging from insurgency to inflation, Ms. Murmu said a country can progress at a fast pace only when it defeats the challenges of the past and puts maximum energy into building the future.
President Droupadi Murmu hailed the Modi Government’s big ticket reforms in the last 10 years and said the centuries-old desire to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya has now become reality while apprehensions over the abrogation of Article 370 are a thing of the past.
‘Be it terror or expansionism, India giving befitting response’
“Today, my government is building modern infrastructure along the entire border. This work should have been done long ago on a priority basis. Be it terrorism or expansionism, our forces today are giving a befitting response,” she said amidst thumping of desks by members of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
Ms. Murmu also said India is now a prominent voice against terrorism in the world.
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