Success in tackling poverty would determine India’s place in world: Ansari

November 14th, 2007 - 2:47 am ICT by admin  
Observing that India’s achievements in many fields, and successes on the economic front, are substantial, he said: “Yet there are other realities of dehumanising poverty, of perpetual struggles for survival, of painful contrasts.”

“These other realities need to be understood in their totality since they cover three-fourth of our population and put in perspective the macro-economic growth aggregates,” he said.

“In the final analysis, our success in addressing these challenges would determine our place in the world,” he added.

Ansari said this while inaugurating the “First Briefing Programme of Indian Origin Parliamentarians” organised by the Public Diplomacy Division of External Affairs Ministry here.

Over the next few days the delegates would be briefed in detail on India’s interests in regional and global issues.

“The critical question relates to our capacity to influence the debate in terms of India’s legitimate concerns. This would depend on our intrinsic strength,” he said. (ANI)

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