New Delhi: Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his minsters to think about the next 25 years and not about the next year or next decade. S Jaishankar was speaking at a seminar on ‘Modi’s India: Rising Power’ organized in Ahmedabad.
“Prime Minister Modi asked us to think differently and not to think about the next year or next decade but the next 25 years. We have to bring to the international stage our personality, our culture, our heritage. How do we make the world understand our beliefs and practices? How do they, in a sense, get to know what is India about? What are Indians about, what is the heritage, the culture? What is the DNA of this system? Because that is really when a country is seen as rising.”said S Jaishankar. He said that PM Modi’s India is like a designer which is trying to shape the world.
“Think of PM Modi’s India is a designer and think of rising as a process of design, because what are we trying to do today in international relations, we are trying to shape the world. We are trying to redesign it because there’s already a design that we have inherited over many years. It is partly a design process, partly it’s an architectural exercise,” he added.