GUJARAT: The goal, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is to make India a global growth engine. He also predicted that India will soon become a global economic superpower. Speaking during a celebration to honour the conclusion of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit’s 20 years, Modi claimed that while the idea for a “Vibrant Gujarat” was first planted as a modest seed, it has since grown into a large tree. “We created Vibrant Gujarat to transform the state into India’s economic engine.” After 2014, our goal has been to transform India into a global growth engine, he told an audience of executives and industrialists. We are at a point when, in his words, “India will soon emerge as a global economic powerhouse.” The prime minister promised that India would be one of the top three economies in the world “in front of your eyes” in a few years.Modi emphasised how the Vibrant Gujarat events, which had humble beginnings, have grown into an institution and that several governments have since imitated it by holding their own investment summits. Modi compared the success of Vibrant Gujarat and how it went through several stages to Swami Vivekanada’s observation that every effort goes through three stages: first it is derided, then it encounters opposition, and eventually it is accepted, especially when the idea is ahead of its time. The prime minister added that the success of Vibrant Gujarat happened at a time when the federal government (the previous UPA administration) was ”indifferent” to the state’s economic development.