Our goal is to make India Aatmanirbhar in the oil & gas sector: PM in his interaction with CEOs and Experts of Global Oil and Gas Sector

Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the CEOs and Experts of the global oil and gas sector earlier today, via video conferencing.

Prime Minister discussed in detail the reforms undertaken in the oil and gas sector in the last seven years, including the ones in exploration and licensing policy, gas marketing, policies on coal bed methane, coal gasification, and the recent reform in Indian Gas Exchange, adding that such reforms will continue with the goal to make India ‘Aatmanirbhar in the oil & gas sector’.

Talking about the oil sector, he said that the focus has shifted from ‘revenue’ to ‘production’ maximization. He also spoke about the need to enhance  storage facilities for crude oil. 

He further talked about the rapidly growing natural gas demand in the country. He talked about the current and potential gas infrastructure development including pipelines, city gas distribution and LNG regasification terminals.

Prime Minister recounted that since 2016, the suggestions provided in these meetings have been immensely useful in understanding the challenges faced by the oil and gas sector.

He said that India is a land of openness, optimism and opportunities and is brimming with new ideas, perspectives and innovation.

He invited the CEOs and experts to partner with India in exploration and development of the oil and gas sector in India. 

The interaction was attended by industry leaders from across the world, including Dr. Igor Sechin, Chairman & CEO, Rosneft; Mr. Amin Nasser, President & CEO, Saudi Aramco; Mr. Bernard Looney, CEO, British Petroleum; Dr. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit; Mr. Olivier Le Peuch, CEO, Schlumberger Limited; Mr. Mukesh Ambani, Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited; Mr Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta Limited, among others.

They praised several recent achievements of the government towards improving energy access, energy affordability and energy security.

They appreciated the leadership of the Prime Minister towards the transition to cleaner energy in India, through visionary and ambitious goals. They said that India is adapting fast to newer forms of clean energy technology, and can play a significant role in shaping global energy supply chains.

They talked about ensuring sustainable and equitable energy transition, and also gave their inputs and suggestions about further promotion of clean growth and sustainability.

India-Sri Lanka ties are getting stronger and stronger across different sectors: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

Happy to have met you in Kushinagar, Namal Rajapaksa.

India-Sri Lanka ties are getting stronger and stronger across different sectors. This augurs well for the people of our nations.

The greatest gift Sri Lanka received from India is Buddhism!

We have always shared a close relationship between our nations & our people!

It is the vision of HE President Gotabaya Rajapaksa & HE PM Narendra Modi to strengthen this bond between our nations & our people.

Handed over the first copy of the English Sinhala & Tamil translations of the Bhagwad Gita to HE PM Narendra Modi today.

The translation of the sacred text was commissioned by HE PM Mahinda Rajapaksa as symbol of our people to people friendship & our cultural similarities.

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We in India are blessed that across the nation, there are several places linked to Buddhism: PM Narendra Modi

The teachings of Lord Buddha reverberate globally. We in India are blessed that across the nation, there are several places linked to Buddhism.

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A witness to the entire journey from the enlightenment of Lord Buddha to Mahaparinirvana, this region is directly connected to the world today: PM Modi at Kushinagar

Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Kushinagar International Airport today.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that India is the centre of the faith of Buddhist society around the world. He termed the facility of Kushinagar International Airport, launched today as a tribute to their devotion.

This region, the Prime Minister said, is witness to the entire journey from the enlightenment of Lord Buddha to Mahaparinirvana. Today this important region is getting directly connected to the world, he said.

The Prime Minister highlighted the special focus on the development of the places associated with Lord Buddha through better connectivity and the creation of facilities for the devotees.

The Prime Minister welcomed the Sri Lankan flight and delegation that landed at Kushinagar. Paying tribute to Maharshi Valmiki on his Jayanti today, the Prime Minister said that the country is marching on the path of Sabka Vikas with the help of Sabka Satha and Sabka Prayas.  “Development of Kushinagar is one of the key priorities of the UP and central governments,” He said.

The Prime Minister said that tourism in all its forms, whether for faith or for leisure, needs modern infrastructure complete with rail, road, airways, waterways, hotels, hospitals, internet connectivity, hygiene, sewage treatment and renewable energy ensuring a clean environment.

“All these are interconnected and it is important to work on all these simultaneously. Today’s 21st century India is moving ahead with this approach only”, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister announced that under the UDAN scheme, more than 900 new routes have been approved in the last few years, out of which air service has already started on more than 350 routes. More than 50 new airports or those which were not in service earlier, have been made operational.

The Prime Minister highlighted the development regarding the aviation sector in Uttar Pradesh as air connectivity is constantly improving in the state. In Uttar Pradesh, 8 airports are already functional before Kushinagar airport.

Work is on Jewar International Airport after Lucknow, Varanasi and Kushinagar. Apart from that, airport projects are going on in Ayodhya, Aligarh, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot, Moradabad and Shravasti.

Referring to the recent decision on Air India, the Prime Minister remarked that the step will help in running the country’s aviation sector professionally and prioritizing convenience and safety.

“This step will give new energy to the aviation sector of India. One such major reform is related to the opening of defence airspace for civil use”, he added. This step will reduce the distance on various air routes.

The Prime Minister also conveyed that the recently launched drone policy is going to bring life-changing transformation in the fields ranging from agriculture to health, to disaster management to defence.

The Prime Minister said recently launched PM Gatishakti – National Master Plan will not only improve governance but also ensure that all modes of transport such as road, rail, air etc should support each other and increase each other’s capacity.

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I bow in reverence to Maharishi Valmiki on the special occasion of Valmiki Jayanti: PM Narendra Modi

I bow in reverence to Maharishi Valmiki on the special occasion of Valmiki Jayanti.

We recall his seminal contributions towards chronicling our rich past and glorious culture.

His emphasis on social empowerment keeps inspiring us.

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Tomorrow Kushinagar International Airport will be inaugurated, with the inaugural flight landing from Colombo: PM Narendra Modi

Tomorrow, 20th October, I would be in the sacred land of Kushinagar to inaugurate various development works that further ‘Ease of Living’ and mark the special Abhidhamma Day.

Tomorrow is a special day for our infrastructure and civil aviation sector. The Kushinagar International Airport will be inaugurated, with the inaugural flight landing from Colombo, whose passengers include a group of respected monks. This airport will benefit UP and Bihar.

It is our constant endeavour to boost medical related infrastructure across the nation. In Kushinagar tomorrow, 9 medical colleges will be either dedicated to the nation or their foundation stones would be laid.

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Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala: PM Narendra Modi

Spoke to Kerala CM Shri Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation in the wake of heavy rains and landslides in Kerala.

Authorities are working on the ground to assist the injured and affected.

I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being.

It is saddening that some people have lost their lives due to heavy rains and landslides in Kerala. Condolences to the bereaved families.

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41 Ordinance factories are being converted into 7 corporate entities to improve our self-reliance & defence preparedness: PM Narendra Modi

My Gov India:

On the auspicious occasion of Vijayadashami & the birth anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, PM virtually dedicates seven new defence firms carved out of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to the nation and delves deeper on government’s initiative to modernise the defence sector.

On Ashtami we had the honour to launch PM Gati Shakti – a comprehensive planning network. Today, on Vijaya Dashmi, we have the honour to launch 7 Defence Companies that will further strengthen our defence manufacturing prowess

Today, as India enters 75 years of Independence, we are completing projects that were stuck for a long time. 41 Ordinance factories are being converted into 7 corporate entities, as a measure to improve our self-reliance & defence preparedness

Our ‘Make in India’ mantra is strengthening our resolve of building an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat

India’s defence sector was lacking innovation after achieving independence. However, these 7 new companies will push our efforts towards progress & self-reliance in the defence sector

The Indian government and public sector have joined hands for ‘Rashtra-Surakhsha’ that will boost India’s economy & encourage us to reach new heights

Today, we are moving towards a technology driven approach, with more transparency & trust. For the first time after independence, so many major reforms are happening in our defence sector Our aim is that Indian companies producing optical fibre, aerospace technology, scientific innovation not only flourish in the home turf and becomes a global brand

Research & innovation should be a part of your work culture

Some time ago, the Ministry of Defense had released a list of more than 100 such tactical equipment which will no longer be imported from outside

I encourage Indian startups to be a part of these companies through your innovative products, research & innovation to contribute to India’s growth with autonomy to collaborate with the government

Under the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, the country not only aims to develop a modern military industry but also make India the world’s largest military power

In the last seven years, the country has worked to carry forward the mantra of ‘Make in India’ For the first time since independence, many important reforms are taking place in our defence sector. Now a single-window system has been put in place instead of stagnant policies

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A must watch video on how PM Gati Shakti will bring a transformative change in our infra creation efforts: PM Narendra Modi

A must watch video on how PM Gati Shakti will bring a transformative change in our infra creation efforts, especially in breaking silos and bringing synergy.

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Now is the time for.. : PM Narendra Modi

We always heard – Work in Progress.

This became synonymous with red-tapism, delays and ineffective governance.

Now is the time for:

Will for progress.

Work for progress.

Wealth for progress.

Plan for progress.

Preference for progress.

PM Narendra Modi

People of India, Indian industry, Indian business, Indian manufacturers, Indian farmers are at the centre of this great campaign of Gati Shakti: PM Narendra Modi

  • Prime Minister launches PM Gati Shakti

  • PM also inaugurates the New Exhibition Complex at Pragati Maidan

  • “With the resolve of Aatmnirbhar Bharat, the foundation of India for the next 25 years is being laid”

  • “People of India, Indian industry, Indian business, Indian manufacturers, Indian farmers are at the centre of this great campaign of Gati Shakti”

  • “We have not only developed a work culture of completing the projects in time but efforts are to complete the projects ahead of time”

  • “With the whole-of-government approach, the collective power of the government is being channelled into fulfilling the schemes”

  • “Gati Shakti is an extension of holistic governance”

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity here today.

He also inaugurated the New Exhibition Complex at Pragati Maidan.

Union Ministers, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Shri R K Singh, Chiefs Minister, Lieutenant Governors, State Ministers eminent industrialists were present on the occasion.

From Industry, Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman Aditya Birla Group; Ms Malika Srinivasan, CMD Tractors and Farm Equipments; Shri TV Narendran, CEO, MD, Tata Steel and President CII and Shri Deepak Garg, Co-founder Rivigo expressed their views on the occasion. 

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted the auspicious day of Ashtami, the day of worshiping Shakti and said that on this auspicious occasion, speed of nation’s progress is also getting new Shakti.

He said that with the resolve of aatmnirbhar Bharat, the foundation of India for the next 25 years is being laid today. PM Gati Shakti National Master plan will take the confidence of India to the pledge of aatmnirbharta.

“This Masterplan will give impetus (Gati Shakti)  to 21st century India,” the Prime Minister said. 

The Prime Minister stressed that the people of India, Indian industry, Indian business, Indian manufacturers, Indian farmers are at the center of this great campaign of Gati Shakti.

It will give new energy to the present and future generations of India to build the India of the 21st century and will remove the obstacles in their path.

The Prime Minister said that over the years, the signage ‘work in progress’ became the symbol of lack of trust, He said progress requires speed, eagerness and collective efforts. Today’s, 21st century India, he said,  is leaving behind old systems and practices. 

“ Today’s mantra is –

‘Work For Progress’

Wealth for Progress.

Plan for progress.

Preference for progress.

We have not only developed a work culture of completing the projects within the stipulated time frame but efforts are now being made to complete the projects ahead of time”, he added.

The Prime Minister lamented the fact that the subject of infrastructure in our country has not been a priority for most political parties. This is not even visible in their manifesto. Now the situation has come that some political parties have started criticizing the construction of necessary infrastructure for the country, the Prime Minister said.

This despite the fact that it is globally accepted that the creation of quality infrastructure for Sustainable Development is a proven way, which gives rise to many economic activities and creates employment on a large scale, the Prime Minister pointed out.

The Prime Minister said that due to the wide gap between macro planning and micro implementation problems of lack of coordination, lack of advance information, thinking and working in silos are leading to hampered construction and wastage of budget.  Shakti gets divided instead of getting multiplied or enhanced, he said. PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan will address this as working on the basis of the master plan will lead to optimum utilisation of resources. 

He recalled 2014 when he took over as Prime Minister when he reviewed hundreds of stuck projects and put all projects on a single platform and tried to remove hurdles. He expressed satisfaction that now the focus is on avoiding delays due to lack of coordination.  The Prime Minister said now with the whole of government approach, the collective power of the government is being channelled into fulfilling the schemes. Because of this, many unfinished projects are being completed for decades now, he said.

The Prime Minister remarked that the PM Gati Shakti Master Plan not only brings together the government process and its various stakeholders but also helps to integrate different modes of transportation. “This is an extension of holistic governance”, he said.

The Prime Minister elaborated upon the steps taken to increase the speed of infrastructure development in India. He said that the first interstate natural gas pipeline in India was commissioned in 1987. After this, till 2014, i.e. in 27 years, a 15,000 km long natural gas pipeline was built.

Today, work is going on for a more than 16,000 km long gas pipeline across the country. He added that this work is targeted to be completed in the next 5-6 years. 

The Prime Minister said in the 5 years before 2014, only 1900 km of railway lines underwent doubling. In the last 7 years, more than 9 thousand kilometres of railway lines have been doubled.

In the 5 years before 2014, only 3000 km of railways were electrified. In the last 7 years, more than 24000 kilometres of railway tracks have been electrified, Shri Modi informed.

The Prime Minister said before 2014, the metro rail was running on only about 250 km of track. Today the metro has been expanded up to 700 km and work is going on in the 1000 km new metro route.

In the five years before 2014, only 60 panchayats could be connected with optical fibre. In the last 7 years, we have connected more than 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with optical fibre.

The Prime Minister said in order to increase the income of the farmers and fishermen of the country, the infrastructure related to processing is also being expanded rapidly.

In 2014, there were only 2 Mega Food Parks in the country. Today 19 Mega Food Parks are functioning in the country. Now the target is to take their number to more than 40.

There were just 5 waterways in 2014, today India has 13 functional waterways. Turnaround time of the vessels at the ports has come down to 27 hours from 41 hours in 2014.

He said that the country has realised the pledge of One Nation One Grid. Today India has 4.25 lakh circuit kilometre power transmission lines compared to 3 lakh circuit kilometers in 2014. 

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that with the development of quality infrastructure,

India can realize the dream of becoming the business capital of … He said our goals are extraordinary and will require extraordinary efforts. In realizing these goals, PM Gati Shakti will be the most helpful factor. Just as JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhar, Mobile) trinity revolutionized the access of government facilities to the people , PM Gati Shakti will do the same for the field of Infrastructure,  he added. 

PM Modi launches Gati Shakti National Master Plan

PM Narendra Modi unveils the ‘PM Gati Shakti’ – a National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi today.

The project will incorporate infrastructure schemes of various Ministries & State Governments designed & executed with a common vision.

I feel proud that even at the peak of COVID-19, 80 crore Indians got access to free food grains: PM Narendra Modi

On one hand, India has been courageously fighting a once in a lifetime global pandemic while at the same time, we ensured that the basic rights of every individual are respected.

I feel proud that even at the peak of COVID-19, 80 crore Indians got access to free food grains.

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A unified international response based on UNSC Resolution 2593 is necessary to improve the situation in Afghanistan: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

Participated in the G20 Summit on Afghanistan.

Stressed on preventing Afghan territory from becoming the source of radicalisation and terrorism.

Also called for urgent and unhindered humanitarian assistance to Afghan citizens and an inclusive administration.

A unified international response based on UNSC Resolution 2593 is necessary to improve the situation in Afghanistan.

The 20th-century tendency of trying to rule the space & the space sector, divided the countries of the world. Now in the 21st century, India will have to ensure that space plays an important role in uniting & connecting the world: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched Indian Space Association (ISpA) today via video conferencing. He also interacted with representatives of the Space Industry on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted the birth anniversary of two great sons of the country, Bharat Ratna Jayaprakash Narayan and Bharat Ratna Nanaji Deshmukh today. These two great personalities have played a huge role in giving direction to post-independence India. They showed how, by taking everyone along, with everyone’s efforts,  major changes become reality for the nation. Their philosophy of life inspires us even today,  the Prime Minister said paying tribute to the two personalities.

The Prime Minister stressed that there has never been such a decisive government in India as it is today. The major reforms that are happening in India today in the Space Sector and Space Tech are an example of this. He congratulated all of those present for the formation of the Indian Space Association – (ISpA).

The Prime Minister remarked that the Government’s approach to space reforms is based on 4 pillars.

First, the freedom of innovation to the private sector.

Second, the role of the government as an enabler.

Third, preparing youth for the future.

And fourth, to see the space sector as a resource for the progress of the common man.

The Prime Minister said that the space sector is a major medium for the progress of 130 crore countrymen. He remarked that for India, the space sector means better mapping, imaging and connectivity facilities for the common people. Also, the space sector means better speed from shipment to delivery for entrepreneurs, this also means better security and income for fishermen and better forecast of the natural calamity,  he added.

The Prime Minister remarked that a self-reliant India campaign is not just a vision but also a well-thought, well-planned, integrated economic strategy. A strategy that will make India a global manufacturing powerhouse by enhancing the skills capabilities of India’s entrepreneurs and India’s youth.

A strategy that will make India a global centre of innovations, based on India’s technological expertise. He added that it is a  strategy, which will play a big role in global development, enhancing the prestige of India’s human resources and talent, globally.

The Prime Minister said the government is moving ahead with a clear policy regarding public sector enterprises and is opening most of these sectors to private enterprises where the government is not required. The decision regarding Air India shows our commitment and seriousness, he said.

The Prime Minister said that, during the last 7 years, space technology has been converted into a tool of last-mile delivery and leakage-free, transparent governance. He gave examples of the use of geotagging in housing units for the poor, roads and infrastructure projects. Development projects are being monitored by satellite imaging. The space technology is being used in settlement of Fasal Bima Yojna claims, NAVIC system is helping fishermen, disaster management planning is also being carried out through this technology, the Prime Minister informed.

The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of making technology accessible to everyone. Giving an example of digital technology, he said that India is among the top digital economies today because we could make the power of data accessible to the poorest of the poor.

Talking about the young entrepreneurs and startups, the Prime Minister said that the government encourages industry, young innovators and startups at every level.  He elaborated that to develop a strong startup ecosystem, a platform approach is very important.

He defined the platform system as “an approach where the government creates open-access public controlled platforms and makes that available to the industry and enterprises. Entrepreneurs prepare new solutions on this basic platform”.

The Prime Minister illustrated this with the example of the platform of UPI which became the basis of a strong fintech network. He said similar platforms are being encouraged in space, geospatial fields and for use of drones in various areas.

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that through the suggestions of the gathering today and active engagement of the stakeholders very soon a better Spacecom policy and Remote Sensing Policy will emerge.

The Prime Minister noted how the 20th-century tendency of trying to rule the space and the space sector, divided the countries of the world. Now in the 21st century, India will have to ensure that space plays an important role in uniting and connecting the world, he concluded.

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I bow to Maa Katyayani: PM Narendra Modi

I bow to Maa Katyayani.

May her blessings remain upon us and may they further the spirit of brotherhood and compassion in our society.

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Great pleasure to welcome PM of Denmark Mette Frederiksen on her first visit to India. Our Green Strategic Partnership is focused on clean technologies and green growth: PM Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Modi’s Address at the Joint Press Meet with Prime Minister of Denmark H.E. Ms. Mette Frederiksen:

Before the onset of the Corona pandemic, this Hyderabad House was a regular witness to the reception of Heads of Government and Heads of State.

However, for the past 18-20 months this practice came to a halt. I am pleased that today a new beginning has been made with the visit of the Danish Prime Minister.

Excellency,

It is also a happy coincidence that this is your first visit to India. I also welcome all the Danish delegates and business leaders who are accompanying you.

Friends,

Today’s meeting may have been our first face-to-face meeting, but even during the Corona period, the pace of contact and cooperation between India and Denmark remained steady.

In fact, a year ago today, in our Virtual Summit, we took the historic decision to establish a Green Strategic Partnership between India and Denmark. This is a reflection of the foresight of both of our countries and respect for the environment.

This partnership is an example of how by collective effort, through technology, one can work for green growth while preserving the environment.

Today we not only reviewed the progress made under this Partnership, but also reiterated our commitment to increasing cooperation on climate change in the near future. In this context, it is a great pleasure that Denmark has become a member of the International Solar Alliance. This has added a new dimension to our cooperation.

Friends,

India is not new for Danish companies. Danish companies have been working in India for a long time in many areas like energy, food processing, logistics, infrastructure, machinery, software etc.

They have made a significant contribution toward the success of not only ‘Make in India’ but also to ‘Make in India for the World’. Danish expertise and Danish technology can play a very important role in the scale and speed with which we want to move forward, and in our vision for India’s progress.

The reforms in the Indian economy, especially the steps taken in the manufacturing sector, are facilitating immense opportunities for such companies. In today’s meeting, we also discussed about some such opportunities.

Friends,

We also took a decision today that we will continue to expand the scope of our cooperation, adding new dimensions to it. We have initiated a new partnership in the field of health. In order to increase the agricultural productivity and income of farmers in India, we have also decided to cooperate in agriculture related technology. Under this, work will be done on the technologies of many areas like food safety, cold chain, food processing, fertilizers, fisheries, aquaculture, etc.

We will also cooperate in areas such as Smart Water Resource Management, ‘Waste to Best’, and efficient supply chains.

Friends,

Today, we had in-depth and useful discussions on many regional and global issues. I would especially like to express my gratitude to Denmark for the strong support we have been receiving from Denmark at various international fora. In future also, our two countries with democratic values, belief in rules based order, will continue to work with each other with similar strong cooperation and coordination.

Excellency,

I express my gratitude for the opportunity to host the next India-Nordic Summit, and for inviting me to visit Denmark. I express my heartfelt thanks for today’s very useful conversation and for your positive thoughts on all the decisions that add a new chapter in our bilateral cooperation.

Thank you very much.

Today, several people have given their good wishes.. their blessings give strength and inspiration to serve to the best of my abilities: PM Narendra Modi

Today, several people have given their good wishes on account of me having completed 20 years as the head of a Government.

I thank everyone who has wished me.

Their blessings give strength and inspiration to serve to the best of my abilities.

PM Narendra Modi