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Economic Success Leading To Ease In Living: Prez Murmu

India is among the fastest-growing major economies in the world. India's startup ecosystem ranks high in the world, the president said

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India is already on course to build an Atmanirbhar Bharat, a country that would have realised its true potential, said President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday. 

While addressing the nation on the eve of Independence Day, she said that by the year 2047, we will have fully realised the dreams of our freedom fighters. 

"We will have given a concrete shape to the vision of those who, led by Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, drafted the Constitution," she said. 

Murmu added that the world has seen a new India rising in recent years, more so after the outbreak of Covid-19. Our response to the pandemic has been appreciated everywhere. 

"We launched the biggest vaccination drive in human history with vaccines manufactured in the country itself. Last month we crossed the 200-crore mark in cumulative vaccine coverage," she said. 

She further said that the pandemic has uprooted lives and also economies in the entire world. 

"When the world has been battling the economic consequences of the great crisis, India got its act together and is now moving forward," Murmu added. 

She also said that a series of economic reforms and policy initiatives have been preparing the ground for the long term. Digital India, for example, is creating the bedrock of a knowledge economy.  

While talking about the economy, she said that economic reforms are rightly accompanied by innovative welfare initiatives.