In speech to diaspora, PM Modi says India contributes most in UN peace keeping forces

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The task of transforming India is proceeding at an unprecedented scale, said Prime Minister Narendra while addressing Indian community in Manila on Day one of ASEAN Summit.

PM Modi addressing Indian community at Manila

While addressing the Indian community in Manila, PM Modi today said, "Our efforts are aimed at transforming India and ensuring everything in our nation matches global standards." In this context, the PM spoke about several initiatives being undertaken to transform lives of the common citizens.

The PM remarked, "India is the land of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and has always contributed to world peace. Our contingent in the UN Peacekeeping Forces is among the biggest." Adding furthermore, the PM said India is the land of Mahatma Gandhi, peace is integral to our culture.

"I have come to a nation and a region that is very important for India. There is a close connection between India and Philippines, There is an emotional bonding with India and Philippines," he said.

PM Modi further said that "India has always contributed to world peace. Our contingent in the UN Peacekeeping Forces is among the biggest. India is the land of Mahatma Gandhi, peace is integral to our culture."

"Which citizen doesn't want cleanliness? We have started from where Mahatma Gandhi left and till now more than 2 lakh villages in India have become open defecation free," the PM said.

"If 21st century is considered to be Asia's century, then it becomes our duty to make it India's century and I say it is possible," he added.

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