India should emerge a world leader in the post-Covid global order, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, calling for "surging ahead with a focused approach setting new targets for ourselves for 2047".
Addressing the second meeting of the national committee on 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav', Modi said the pandemic has taught new lessons and shattered the existing structures which will lead to the emergence of a "new world order" in the post-Covid era, according to a statement.
It is commonly stated that the 21st century belongs to Asia, and it is important to focus on India's stature in Asia in this century, he said.
Emphasising that this is an opportune time to set eyes on 2047 when the country will celebrate 100 years of independence, he said the current generation will be at the helm of affairs then and the nation's destiny will be in their hands.
"Therefore, it is important to decide what we must inculcate in them now so that they will be able to make big contributions in the future towards the country," he said.
"We have always insisted upon and fought for our rights but there is a higher greatness in following one's duties," he added.