Dr Manmohan Singh: “The road ahead is even more daunting than during the 1991 crisis”

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Dhiraj Das;DNI: On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of economic liberalisation, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh did a press release. There, he lauded over the last 3decades achievement and how the successive government have followed the path shown by Congress to catapult the nation to a $ 3-trillion-dollar economy.

Dr. Singh showed his pain about the loss of lives due to Corona. He said he was deeply saddened at the devastation caused by the Covid-19 and the loss of millions of fellow Indians.

Dr. Singh referred to the health and education sector and how it had lagged behind and not kept pace with our economy.

Dr. Singh said that it was joy to look back with pride at the economic progress made by our country in the last three decades.

“It gives us immense joy to look back with pride at the tremendous economic progress made by our nation in the last three decades. But I am also deeply saddened at the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the loss of millions of fellow Indians,” Dr. Singh said.

He also said, more importantly, 300 million fellow Indians had been lifted out of poverty in this period and hundred of millions of new jobs had been provided for the youth.

He recalled that when he was a finance minister, he ended his budget speech by quoting Victor Hugo:”No power on Earth can stop an idea whose time has come”

He said “it is not a time to rejoice and exult but to introspect and ponder. The road ahead is even more daunting than during the 1991 crisis,” Singh said in the statement”.

At the end, he ended by saying that as a nation we must remember Robert Frost’s poem, “But I have to promise to keep, And miles to go before I sleep”.

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