NEW DELHI, Dec 21 - Asserting that growth patterns must follow a human-centric approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said discussions on global growth cannot happen only among a few as the �table must be bigger� and the agenda broader.
The Prime Minister�s remarks at the the 6th Indo-Japan Samwad Conference assume significance as they come at a time when India has been pushing for reformed multilateralism at the UN and other global fora, calling for representation reflecting contemporary realities.
Modi, in his message at the conference via video link, said hostility will never achieve peace and in the past, humanity took the path of confrontation instead of collaboration.
�From Imperialism to the World Wars. From the arms race to the space race. We had dialogues but they were aimed at pulling others down. Now, let us rise together,� Modi said.
Noting that this is the first Samwad of a new decade which is happening at a critical moment of human history, Modi said, �our actions today will shape the discourse in the coming days�. � PTI