India's spectacular victory in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics demonstrates that perseverance and commitment to one’s goal are the most crucial qualities in reaching the top. The winners scripted India's Olympic history by winning seven medals: one gold, two silver, and four bronze.

Even in the best of circumstances, winning an Olympic medal necessitates a lifetime of effort. When India was dealing with the devastating first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prospect of practicing for a sporting victory seemed a long way off. However, the Indian athletes stayed focused and overcame all obstacles – from physical ailments and despair to dealing with the toll COVID-19 imposed on the pursuit of their aim and bringing home glory.

Following suit, India’s indomitable para-athletes stormed the Tokyo Summer Paralympic Games, sweeping 19 medals in total, including five gold, eight silver, and six bronze, bringing pride to the country. Defying all odds and stereotypes, they strove beyond their capabilities, underlining that nothing is impossible.

As India celebrates its 75th anniversary of independence, the phrase ‘what was unthinkable yesterday is a reality today’ rings true. In that spirit, nothing will be impossible tomorrow. Looking back over the bygone years, we have evolved from being a bystander to becoming a major player on the global stage.

At the independence, India's GDP was `2.7 lakh crore. Today, it is `135.13 lakh crore. Formerly referred to as a ‘third world country’, India now is one of the world's largest economies. We had the largest ever overall FDI inflow of US$81.72 billion for the fiscal year 2020-21, which is 10 percent more than the previous fiscal year 2019-20 (US$74.39 billion).

On this optimistic note, we, as ever, solicit your feedback on the current issue compiled on the strides the Indian Manufacturing sector has been making since Independence with the sole goal of making the seemingly impossible possible.

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