President Droupadi Murmu said that India is on the way to become the third-largest economy of the world before the end of this decade. President Murmu was addressing the Indian community and friends of India at a community reception in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia. The President is on a 3-day state visit to Serbia.
The President also said that new infrastructure is coming up all over the country at a breathtaking pace and India is planning to be a developed state by 2047.
Talking about women empowerment, President Murmu said early indications suggest that our gender ratio is now shifting towards the favourable.
Before the start of the program of community reception, a minute of silence was observed to remember those who lost their lives in the tragic accident at Balasore, Odisha.
As President Murmu arrived in Serbia, she was received by the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić at the Nikola Tesla airport today.
Thereafter, President Murmu paid floral tributes to the bust of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandijeva Street.
Tomorrow, the President will lay a wreath at the monument of the unknown hero at Mount Awala.
A special feature of the visit is a business engagement where a 20 member business delegation is arriving separately from India to Serbia. The delegation will include members from 3 major Indian chambers; ASSOCHAM, FICCI and CII.
The focus of the ongoing visit is to encourage the business communities of both the countries to explore possibilities and prospects of business opportunities. (AIR NEWS)