Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned in the present day that not solely Indian merchandise, however India’s voice too is changing into extra international with the world paying extra consideration to the nation.
Inaugurating Patrika Gate in Jaipur and releasing two books authored by Patrika Group Chairman Gulab Kothari by a video convention, PM Modi mentioned Indian media additionally must go international at a time when the nation enjoys a “very sturdy presence” at nearly each worldwide physique.
“Our newspapers and magazines ought to have international status. We must always attain digitally the world over on this digital age. Indian establishments ought to give away literary awards like they’re given in several elements of the world. That is the necessity of the hour and essential for the nation,” he mentioned.
The Prime Minister additionally lauded the nation’s media for serving individuals in an “unprecedented means” by spreading consciousness on the COVID-19 pandemic and by analysing authorities works and mentioning their shortcomings.
Although the media can also be criticised at instances, extra so on this age of social media, however everyone must be taught from criticism, he mentioned, including that is what makes India’s democracy sturdy.
Be it his authorities’s marketing campaign to construct bathrooms or ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission or ‘Ujjwala’ scheme, which provides cooking fuel cylinders free to poor ladies, or the undertaking to produce piped water to each family, the media has labored to unfold consciousness, the Prime Minister mentioned, whereas additionally lauding it for its function in shaping the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission.
Praising Mr Kothari’s books – ‘Samvad Upanishad’ and ‘Akshar Yatra’, for his or her try and protect and promote Indian tradition, traditions and philosophy, he hoped that the present technology which “is determined by Google guru” will learn them.
“On this age of textual content and tweet, it’s extra crucial that our new technology just isn’t weaned away from gaining critical data,” he mentioned, asking individuals to maintain a spot in home for books and studying them in the identical means they reserve some area for worship.
Relations ought to inculcate the behavior of studying books by spending a while studying just a few pages on a regular basis, he mentioned.
PM Modi mentioned Vedas and Upanishads weren’t merely confined to religious or philosophical knowledge and that in addition they provide insights into the universe and science.
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