President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday exhorted people to use locally manufactured products for a "better tomorrow" as he reiterated the government's commitment to make India a USD 5 trillion economy.
The President also said that fundamentals of the Indian economy were strong and the foreign exchange reserves were at a record high.
"I urge every representative of the people, from Panchayat level to Parliament, and every government in the country, to transform the philosophy of of 'buy local for a better tomorrow' into a movement. I also urge every Indian to give priority to local products.
"By using locally manufactured products, you will be able to help the small entrepreneurs in your area to a great extent," he said while addressing the joint sitting of Parliament on Friday.