New Delhi | Jagran Business Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is delivering the inaugural address on the occasion of 95th annual plenary session of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at 11 am today via video conferencing.

On June 2, PM Modi had addressed the Annual Session of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to mark its 125 years. He had exuded confidence that India will get back its growth, which has come to a virtual standstill amid the coronavirus pandemic and the consequential lockdown, adding that it has already started with ‘Unlock 1.0’.

“While it true that coronavirus has slowed down our growth, India has now left the lockdown behind and has entered unlock phase 1. So in a way, we have already started getting our growth back. India took the right steps at the right time. When we compare our country to others, we can realise how the lockdown has helped us,” said PM Modi. 

Here are the live updates on PM Modi's inaugural address at ICC:

11:53 am: People-centric, people-driven and planet-friendly development have become part of our governance: PM Modi

11:50 am: At the core of Atma Nirbhar Bharat is the belief 'Atma-Vishwasi Bharatiya': PM Modi

11:45 am: Banking services have even reached the section who were once considered 'have nots': PM

11:44 am: Our economy has become cashless and contactless due to UPI usage: PM Modi

11:41 am: Need to take steps to ensure that products which we are forced to import from elsewhere are manufactured in India: PM Modi

11:40 am: Recent decisions taken by Centre for farmers have freed agriculture economy from years of slavery: PM Modi

11:37 am: Indian economy needs to be dragged out from 'command & control & shift' to 'plug & play' mode

11:36 am: Kolkata can act as a pivot for development of the East and Northeast. Bengal's glorious past in manufacturing needs to be revived: PM Modi

11:35 am: What Bengal thinks today, India thinks tomorrow, we have to take this saying as inspiration: PM Modi

11:34 am: The recent decisions for farmers and the rural economy have freed the agriculture economy from years of slavery. Now, farmers of India have got the freedom to sell their product, their produce anywhere in the country: PM Modi

11:30 am: The simplest method to be worked upon at present is to induce Indians to use their own produce and get markets for Indian artware in other countries. This path shown to us Swami Vivekanand is going to be India's inspiration in the post-Covid world: PM Modi

11:29 am: Every citizen of this country has resolved to turn this crisis into an opportunity. We have to make this a major turning point for this nation. What is that turning point? A self-reliant India: PM Modi

11:21 am: The world is fighting Coronavirus, India is fighting that too. But there are other issues also. Flood, locusts, hailstorm, fire in oil well, small earthquakes, two cyclones - we are fighting all of these together. 

11:05 am: Modi's inaugural address on the occasion of 95th Annual Day of Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) begins. 

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta