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PM Modi says India is transforming, reform to transform is guiding principle

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Modi on Tuesday claimed that was transforming and moving ahead as the bodies like Bank, the (IMF) and were looking at the country in a positive way.

"In the last three to four years, you must have noticed, countries around the have taken notice of is transforming, India is moving ahead.Old attitude was 'chalta hai, chalta hi rahega'. Now, this has changed. Today, bodies like the Bank, the IMF and are looking at India in a very positive way," Modi said while inaugurating the first Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra here.

The also said "reform to transform" was the guiding principle of the

"We have introduced far-reaching reforms. 'Reform to transform', this is our guiding principle. Keeping in mind the needs of 21st century, the is increasing the investment in technology, transportation," he said.

"More than half the investment in sectors like construction, air transport, mining, computer software, hardware, and many others, till now has happened in the last three years," he added.

Up to 124 Members of Parliament and 17 mayors from 23 countries were participating in this conference.

Sushma Swaraj, P.J. Kurien, Thambidurai, Union Ministers V.K. Singh and M.J. Akbar, and S Jaishankar were also present at the event.

Every year, January 9 is celebrated as Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD), an annual celebratory day that marks the contribution of overseas persons of Indian origin (PIO) towards their homeland.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 12:15 IST