At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Union Minister Smriti Irani emphasized India’s commitment to addressing gender issues, ensuring they remain at the forefront of global discussions. During the New Delhi G20 summit, Irani asserted that gender concerns were brought center stage, shifting from civil society action to concrete policy actions.
Irani praised Prime Minister Modi’s vision, urging global economies to proactively address women’s issues through comprehensive policy measures. She underscored India’s role in shaping the global discourse on women’s health, education, and technological advancements, positioning the country as a key contributor on the international stage.
Highlighting India’s growth in the technological sector, Irani specifically mentioned the successful launch of the COWIN app during the COVID-19 pandemic. The app played a pivotal role in vaccine delivery, showcasing India’s digital capabilities and commitment to global health initiatives.
Irani emphasized India’s strong position in women’s health and education, as well as its role in servicing the world’s AI and technology needs. She noted the significant contribution of various digital platforms, including the CoWIN application and the world’s largest nutrition program, both run on digital platforms. India is eager to collaborate with its global partners, whether in the G20 or BRICS, to share best practices and contribute to global initiatives.
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri, also addressed the forum, highlighting India’s efforts in green energy transition, net-zero targets, and overall energy sufficiency. Puri acknowledged the transformative impact of PM Modi’s policies, such as PM Ujjwala, Swachh Bharat, Har Ghar Jal, PM SVANidhi, AMRUT, and PMAY, on the lives of beneficiaries.
Puri declared that India is now the growth engine of the world, with its innovations providing solutions to challenges faced by nations in the Global South. The engagement of political and business leaders at the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum reflects the overarching theme, “Rebuilding Trust,” focusing on the critical need for trust in global initiatives.
India’s representation at Davos highlights its proactive stance on women’s issues, technological advancements, and commitment to green energy, positioning the country as a key player on the global stage.
Re-reported from the article originally published in The india.com