“Democracy is Not Just a System, But India’s Natural Tendency”: PM Modi

Narendra Modi addressing the confreece | Source: ANI

The Prime Minister addressed the All India Presiding Officers’ Conference via video conference

Edited by Tanya Savkoor

New Delhi, November 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the inaugural session of the 82nd All India Presiding Officers’ Conference via video conference, and said “Democracy is not just a system, but a natural tendency of India.”

Mr. Modi said that “Sabka Prayas” (everyone’s effort), plays a key role in achieving new heights for, and emphasised on how collective effort has helped the nation. “Be it the solution to long-pending issues of Northeast or completion of big development projects halted for decades – there are numerous works like these that have been completed by the nation in the last few years. The biggest example is the nation’s fight against COVID,” he said.

Underlining the fundamental role of States in the federal system of the country he said “The nation fought this big battle in unity by bringing all the states together, this is historic in itself. Today India has crossed the milestone of 110 crore vaccine doses. Something that seemed impossible once is now becoming possible.”

The Prime Minister said the traditions and arrangements of the Parliament and Legislative Assemblies should be Indian in nature. “Our policies, our laws should strengthen the spirit of Indianness. Our own conduct in the house should be according to Indian values. It is the responsibility of all of us,” he said.

The All India Presiding Officers’ Conference (AIPOC), the apex body of the Legislatures in India, is celebrating its hundred years in 2021. To commemorate this, the 82nd edition of the conference is being held in Shimla on November 17 and November 18. The first Conference was held in Shimla in 1921.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh were also present at today’s event.

Source: ANI