Neutralise “crafted strategies that taint, tarnish, demean, and decimate Constitutional institutions”, urges the Vice-President

New Delhi
September 13, 2023

India's presidency at G-20 was a breakthrough; there was legitimate, rightful recognition of a resurgent India as a global power- Vice-President
You are the window for every outsider to the country, and for every Indian citizen to the world - VP to researchers
Vice-President inaugurates the renovated library of Indian Council of World Affairs, addresses researchers

The Vice-President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar urged research scholars of ICWA to be at the forefront of countering “pernicious, sinister narratives that are floated periodically about India”. Stressing on the need to engage in in-depth analysis of such narratives, the Vice-President said, “Your role is important in neutralizing such a crafted strategy only to taint, tarnish, demean, and decimate our Constitutional institutions.”

Emphasizing that India was in a defining moment of history, the Vice-President urged researchers to make people aware of the achievements of the nation. “You are the window for every outsider to the country, and for every Indian citizen to the world,” he underlined.

Addressing research faculty of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) at Sapru House today, the Vice-President noted the widespread appreciation for India’s role during its Presidency of the G20, and the success of the recently concluded G20 Leaders’ Summit. “India's presidency of G-20 was a breakthrough. It generated global consensus. There was legitimate, rightful recognition across the board of a resurgent India as a global power,” he said.

Highlighting India’s rising stature on the global stage, the Vice-President traced India’s journey from being part of the ‘Fragile Five’ to being the fifth-largest economy in the world. Some of the accomplishments that were taking place in India had once seemed beyond imagination for the world, he said. “They can never imagine that this could happen in a country that has diversity of religion, caste, creed and language,” he elaborated.

The Vice-President, who is also the ex-officio President of ICWA, inaugurated the renovated library of ICWA at Sapru House today. Ambassador Vijay Thakur Singh, Director-General, ICWA, Shri Sunil Kumar Gupta, Secretary to the Vice-President and other senior officers were also present at the event.

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