Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for reducing dependence on foreign goods and focus on domestic manufacturing. Mr Modi stressed the need to reduce “slavery to foreign goods” as the country marks its 75th anniversary of Independence. Prime Minister was addressing virtually the inaugural ceremony of JITO Connect, a global summit organised by Jain International Trade Organisation (JITO) in Pune. Mr Modi said we have to reduce dependence on foreign products, find new destinations for export and create awareness in local markets. He said that everyone in the world feels that India is moving forward with all its potential and performing with the purpose of global welfare too. He added that the Indian vision is very clear and Aatmanirbhar Bharat is our future course and also our goal. The Prime Minister said that the world is looking up at India with lot of expectations and confidence in various areas, be it global peace, prosperity or ways to find solutions for global challenges. He said that there may be areas of special expertise, areas of concern or there may be even differences of opinion, but yet, the prosperity of New India connects everyone. He said that the theme of this summit ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’ is very much meaningful in today’s scenario. It means that during the Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal, 'Sabka Prayas' is the key for rapid development. Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari was also present on the occasion.