NCC/NSS should help in keeping campuses drug-free: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office via PIB Delhi:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the National Cadet Corps Rally at Cariappa Ground.

The Prime Minister inspected the Guard of Honour, reviewed March Past by NCC contingents and also witnessed the NCC cadets displaying their skills in army action, slithering, microlight flying, parasailing as well as cultural programmes. The best cadets also received medal and baton from the Prime Minister.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted a different level of enthusiasm in the celebrations as the country is marking the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Prime Minister remembered with pride his NCC connection and credited his training as an NCC cadet for giving him the strength to carry out his responsibilities towards the nation.

The Prime Minister paid tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai and Field Marshal Cariappa for their contribution in nation building. Both the brave sons of India have their jayanti today.

The Prime Minister talked about the steps being taken to strengthen the NCC in the country in a period when the country is moving forward with new resolutions. For this, a high-level review committee has been set up in the country. In the last two years, 1 lakh new cadets have been created in the border areas of the country, he said.

The Prime Minister elaborated on the steps being taken to open the doors of the defence establishments for girls and women. He noted the presence of the large number of the girl cadets and termed it to be a symbol of changing attitude of the nation. “Country needs your contribution and there are ample opportunities for that”, he told the girl cadets.

He said now the daughters of the country are taking admission in Sainik Schools and women are getting major responsibilities in the army. The daughters of the country are flying fighter planes in the Air Force. “In such a situation, it should be our endeavour that more and more daughters should be included in NCC”, he added.

Noting the young profile of the cadets, who are mostly born in this century, the Prime Minister underlined their role in taking the country towards 2047. “Your efforts and resolve and the fulfillment of those resolutions will be the achievement and success of India”, he said.

The Prime Minister said no power of the world can stop the country whose youth starts moving ahead with the thinking of nation first. India’s success in the playfield and the startup ecosphere exemplify this very clearly, the Prime Minister said. In the Amrit Kaal i.e. from today to the next 25 years, the Prime Minister urged the cadets to combine their aspirations and actions with the development and expectations of the country.

The Prime Minister also underlined the major role that today’s youngsters can play in the ‘vocal for local’ campaign. “If today’s youth resolves to use only those goods that have been created with the labour and sweat of an Indian, India’s destiny can be transformed”, he emphasized.

The Prime Minister remarked that today on the one hand there are good possibilities related to digital technology and information, on the other hand, there are dangers of misinformation. He stressed that it is also necessary that the common man of our country should not fall prey to any rumour. He proposed that NCC cadets run an awareness campaign for this.

The Prime Minister stressed that drugs should not reach the school/college where there is NCC or NSS. He advised the cadets to be free from drugs themselves and at the same time keep their campus free from drugs. Help the friends who are not in NCC-NSS to give up this bad habit too, he stressed.

The Prime Minister asked the cadets to get associated with Self4Society portal which is working to give new energy to collective efforts of the country. More than 7 thousand organizations and 2.25 lakh people are associated with the portal.

This award also comes with a huge responsibility but you must not be stressed by it but rather draw inspiration : PM Modi interacts with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees

PM Narendra Modi interacts with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees:

I not only heartily congratulate Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees but also all our daughters on National Girl Child Day today.

This award also comes with a huge responsibility but you must not be stressed by it but rather draw inspiration.

Last year I celebrated Diwali with soldiers of Indian Armed Forces in Nowshera, J&K. There I met Shri Baldev Singh and Shri Basant Singh who supported armed forces at a very young age.

I urge the youth of India to read about Veer Sahibzada.

A hologram statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has also been installed near India Gate in Delhi yesterday. We get inspiration from Netaji to keep duty & nation first.

Programs & initiatives like Startup India, StandUp India, Digital India, Make in India, Aatma Nirbhar Bharat are all led by young people, and will take us to newer heights.

Today we feel proud, when we see that the youth of our country innovating & taking the nation forward.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi digitally transfers the cash prize of ₹1,00,000/- into the bank accounts of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees.

Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar is being conferred since 2018 to children for their achievements in six categories – Innovation, Social Service, Scholastic, Sports, Art & Culture, and Bravery Each awardee is given a medal, a cash prize of ₹1,00,000/- and a certificate

In every development initiative undertaken by our Govt., we accord immense priority to empowering the girl child : PM Narendra Modi

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Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

National Girl Child Day is an occasion to reiterate our commitment and further strengthen ongoing efforts to empower the girl child. It is also a day to celebrate the exemplary accomplishments of the girl child in different fields.

In every development initiative undertaken by our Government, we accord immense priority to empowering the girl child and strengthening our Nari Shakti. Our focus is on ensuring dignity as well as opportunities to the girl child.

Today we have a goal to fulfill the dreams of independent India. We have a target to build a New India before the 100 yrs of independence: PM Narendra Modi

My Gov India:

To commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, PM Narendra Modi unveils the hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate.

To honour the invaluable contribution & selfless services by individuals and organisations in the field of disaster management, PM Narendra Modi confers Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar.

Speaking on the occasion PM Modi said:

I bow down at the feet of the brave son of Ma Bharat, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary

Netaji instilled the belief of a free India. He said, “Mein svatantra ki bheekh nahi loonga, mein isse hasil karunga”

Netaji’s statue will not only remind us of our duties to the nation but also inspire the generations to come

The grand statue of our Netaji, who had established the first independent government on the soil of India, is being installed digitally near India Gate. Soon this hologram statue will be replaced by a granite statue

Many wouldn’t know that earlier Agriculture department used to look after disaster management. Things changed after Gujarat’s 2001 earthquake. Gujarat became the first state to pass the Disaster Management Act

We strengthened the NDRF & SDRF who saves people stuck in dangerous situations, putting their own lives at stake. Today is the day to salute their efforts

Even during Corona, the nation fought many disasters like earthquakes, floods & cyclones. Because of the efforts of our disaster forces, we were able to save numerous lives

We have put emphasis on Reform along with Relief, Rescue and Rehabilitation

Today, our disaster management has become the model of ‘Jan Bhagidari’ and ‘Jan Vishwas’

Youth are coming forward with NDMA’s schemes like ‘Aapda Mitra’. If there is a disaster, people do not remain victims, but they fight the disaster by becoming volunteers. Disaster management is no longer just a govt’s job, but it has become a model of ‘Sabka Prayas’

In Uttar Pradesh, the new expressways are created with disaster management in mind

With Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), the world has come together to help each other in the times of distress

With the right approach every problem can be turned into an opportunity

For the first time India has started the tradition of Joint Drills for Disaster Management, with other countries

Netaji used to say, ’Never lose faith in the dream of independent India, there is no power in the world that can shake India. ’Today we have a goal to fulfill the dreams of independent India. We have a target to build a New India before the 100 yrs of independence”

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav vision for India is to revive its identity and inspirations

We are honouring our national heroes: from building the Statue of Unity; to celebrating Bhagwan Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas; to building museums for our tribal freedom fighters: we are drawing inspiration from our glorious leaders

We have to take inspiration from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s ‘Can Do, Will Do Spirit’

I am confident that with our Parakram & Jan Bhagidari, we will be able to build India of Netaji’s dreams

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PM Narendra Modi to unveil a hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate today                  

Prime Minister’s Office:

In order to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and as part of the year long celebrations, the government has decided to install a grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate.

The statue, made of granite, shall be a fitting tribute to the immense contribution of Netaji in our freedom struggle, and would be a symbol of the country’s indebtedness to him.

Till the work for the statue is completed, a hologram statue of Netaji will be present at the same place. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will unveil the hologram statue of Netaji at India Gate today at around 6 PM.                  

The hologram statue will be powered by a 30,000 lumens 4K projector. An invisible, high gain, 90% transparent holographic screen has been erected in such a way so that it is not visible to visitors. The 3D image of Netaji will be projected on it to create the effect of a hologram. The size of the hologram statue is 28 feet in height and 6 feet in width.

During the programme, Prime Minister will also confer the Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskars, for the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 in the investiture ceremony. A total of seven awards will be presented during the ceremony.

Union government has instituted the annual Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar to recognize and honour the invaluable contribution and selfless service rendered by individuals and organisations in India in the field of disaster management.

The award is announced every year on 23rd January. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 51 lakh and a certificate in case of an institution and Rs. 5 lakh and a certificate in case of an individual.

It has been the constant endeavour of the Prime Minister to honour the freedom fighters in a befitting manner. A special focus of these efforts has been on the legendary freedom fighter and visionary leader, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Several steps have been taken in this regard, including the announcement that his birth anniversary will be celebrated as Parakram Diwas every year. In this spirit, Republic Day celebrations will begin a day early, from 23rd January.

DMs of West Bengal were missing in the virtual interaction with PM, as instructed by their political bosses. Such instance of non-cooperation is a disgrace in the arena of Cooperative Federalism: Suvendu Adhikari – LoP – WB Assembly

Suvendu Adhikari – Leader of Opposition, West Bengal, Assembly:

PM Shri Narendra Modi ji interacted virtually with District Magistrates (DMs) of many states today, with the objective of taking direct feedback about the progress & status of implementation of various Central Govt schemes and programmes.

Unfortunately, DMs of West Bengal were missing, as instructed by their political bosses.

Such instance of non-cooperation is a disgrace in the arena of Cooperative Federalism and might act as major impediment to the development of WB.

Today Aspirational Districts are eliminating the barriers of the progress of the country. They are becoming an accelerator instead of an obstacle : PM Modi

Highlights of PM Modi’s interaction with District Magistrates of various districts on the implementation of key government schemes :

  • When the aspirations of others become your aspirations and when fulfilling the dreams of others becomes the measure of your success, then that path of duty creates history.
  • Today Aspirational Districts are eliminating the barriers of the progress of the country. They are becoming an accelerator instead of an obstacle.
  • Today, during the Azadi ka Amrit Kaal, the country’s goal is to achieve 100% saturation of services and facilities.
  • The country is witnessing a silent revolution in the form of Digital India. No district should be left behind in this.
  • When silos end, 1+1 doesn’t become 2, 1+1, becomes 11. We see this collective power in the Aspirational Districts today.

At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate : PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him.

Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place.

I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary.

Swachhta, Suvidha, Samay, Soch – These 4S are essential to boost our tourism sector : PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the new circuit house located near the Somnath Temple worth over ₹30 crore, to enhance & ease the facilities for lakhs of devotees visiting the temple every year :

The new Circuit House will become a centre point of tourism. The landscaping has been done in such a manner that sea view is available from every room.

The circumstances in which the Somnath temple was destroyed, and the circumstances in which the temple was renovated by the efforts of Sardar Patel, both have a big message for us as we celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Somnath is the epitome of faith and culture that is visited by over one crore pilgrims every year, taking along new thoughts & experiences.

With improved transport facilities, promenades, parking & tourist facilitation centre, waste management facilities reflect our efforts towards strengthening our tourist facilities for people.

Every state has unique tourist spots reflecting our culture with a plethora of experiences waiting to be unlocked by the tourists; right from Kedarnath in Uttarakhand to Sabrimala temple in Kerala that represents Ek Bharat Shretha Bharat.

Transport facility, waste management, parking facilities, tourist facilitation centre are some of the areas where Somnath has witnessed development.

In the last seven years, we have worked towards the development of our heritage sites with the support of ‘Jan Bhagidari’ & participation from the private sector to enhance the ‘Atulya Bharat’ experience.

Today, the development of tourist centres is not just a part of government scheme, but a campaign of public participation. The development of our cultural heritage is a great example.

These 4S are essential to boost our tourism sector:
1. Swachhta
2. Suvidha: i.e increased facilities, be it infrastructure or transport.
3. Samay: People want to cover many places in lesser time
4. Soch: We need new innovative thinking that is also rooted in our cultural heritage

Obstacles in the growth journey of the State have been removed and next 25 years are the Amrit Kaal of Manipur’s development : PM Narendra Modi

PIB :

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has congratulated the people of Manipur on the 50th statehood day of Manipur. Speaking on the occasion, he paid tribute to the sacrifices and efforts of each and every person who contributed to this glorious journey. He termed the resilience and unity of the Manipuri people in the face of ups and downs of their history as their true strength. He reiterated his continued efforts to get first-hand account of expectations and aspirations of the people of the state that enabled him to get a better understanding of their feelings and expectation and find ways to tackle the problems of the state. He expressed happiness that Manipuri people could fulfil their greatest desire for peace. “Manipur deserves peace and freedom from closures and blockades”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that the government is committed to make Manipur the sports powerhouse of the country. He said that sons and daughters of Manipur have brought laurels in the sports field and in the light of their passion and potential India’s first sports university was established in the state. He also remarked on the Manipur’s youth’s success in the start-up sphere. He underlined the government’s commitment for the promotion of the local handicraft.  

The Prime Minister stressed Manipur’s key role in the vision of making the North-East the center of Act East policy.  He said under the ‘double-engine’ government, Manipur is getting long awaited facilities like Railways. Thousands crore rupees worth connectivity projects are underway in the state including Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal railway line. Similarly, with Imphal airport getting international status, connectivity of North-Eastern states with Delhi, Kolkata and Bengaluru has improved. Manipur will also benefit from India-Myanmar-Thailand tri-lateral highway and upcoming 9 thousand crore natural gas pipeline in the region.

The Prime Minister said that obstacles in the growth journey of the state have been removed and next 25 years are the Amrit Kaal of Manipur’s development. He concluded by wishing for the state’s double-engine growth.

I would like to appreciate the Brahma Kumaris family for undertaking innovative activities as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’ : PM Narendra Modi

I would like to appreciate the Brahma Kumaris family for undertaking innovative activities as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’

Such collective efforts will strengthen the resolve for national regeneration.

PM Narendra Modi

Greetings to the hardworking NDRF team on their Raising Day : PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

Greetings to the hardworking NDRF team on their Raising Day. They are at the forefront of many rescue and relief measures, often in very challenging circumstances. NDRF’s courage and professionalism are extremely motivating. Best wishes to them for their future endeavours.

Disaster management is a vital subject for governments and policy makers. In addition to a reactive approach, where disaster management teams mitigate the situation post disasters, we also have to think of disaster resilient infrastructure and focus on research in the subject.

India has undertaken an effort in the form of the ‘Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.’ We are also working on further sharpening the skills of our NDRF teams so that we can save maximum life and property during any challenge.

The digital infrastructure developed and adapted by India in the last few years have become a strength to the nation: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi’s remarks at World Economic Forum, Davos 2022 . Excerpts via BJP Live:

Since the outset of COVID, we’ve been providing free foodgrains to 80 crore people – which is probably the world’s largest food programme.

We also focused on reforms in the right direction. Global economic experts have praised India’s decisions and I’m certain that we will fulfil the world’s aspirations from India.

Today, India is facing another COVID wave and is moving forward financially with positive mood. In just 1 year, India has administered nearly 160 crore COVID vaccine doses. A democracy such as India has given the entire world a bouquet of hope.

The bouquet contains – trust towards democracy, technology to empower 21st century and talent & temperament of us Indians.

During COVID, we witnessed how India walked the vision of ‘One Earth, One Health’ and provided medicines and vaccines to several countries, saving numerous lives. Today, India has become the pharmacy to the world – the third largest producer.

The digital infrastructure developed and adapted by India in the last few years have become a strength to the nation. The Aarogya Setu App and CoWin portal are helping in tracking of active cases and vaccination slot booking.

Last year, we have reduced over 25,000 compliances. Retrospective taxes have been made better and that has helped us earn the trust of the business community.

India has also deregulated in drones, space and geo-spatial mapping. We have also done major reforms in outdated IT/BPO sector that were outdated.

This is the best time to invest in India – given India’s adaptability to new tech. Today, India’s youth have a new energy for entrepreneurship. In 2014, there were just a few hundred registered startups. Today, the number has crossed 60,000, several of them unicorns.

India’s commitment towards deep economic reforms makes it the most attractive destination for investment. When the world was focusing on interventions such as quantitative easing programme during COVID, India was paving the way for reform.

We gave unprecedented speed to digital and physical infrastructure during COVID. Over 6 lakh villages in India are being connected with optical fibre. Infrastructure associated with connectivity are being strengthened for $1.3 trillion.

We are walking ahead with the idea of ‘Make in India, Make for the world’. Apart from telecom, insurance, defence and aerospace, India now has immense opportunities in the field of semiconductors as well.

Mission Life must become a global mass movement – it is key for global climate change. It has to become the pillar for a P3 – Pro Planet People movement.

The challenges that we have faced as a family is also increasing due to a change in global order. For fighting them, collective & synchronized action is needed for each country. Disruptions in supply chains, inflation & climate change are similar examples.

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Today we mark 1 Year Of Vaccine Drive. I salute each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

Our focus is on innovation, enterprise and StartUps. It includes reducing silos, institutionalising innovation and assisting innovators: PM Narendra Modi

This is India’s Techade.

Our focus is on innovation, enterprise and StartUps.

It includes reducing silos, institutionalising innovation and assisting innovators.

PM Narendra Modi

It has been decided to celebrate January 16 as National Start-up Day to take the Startup culture to the far flung areas of the country: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister’s Office:

  • PM interacts with Startups

  • Startups makes presentations before PM on six themes

  • “It has been decided to celebrate January 16 as National Start-up Day to take the Startup culture to the far flung areas of the country”

  • “Three aspects of government efforts: first, to liberate entrepreneurship, innovation from the web of government processes, and bureaucratic silos, second, creating an institutional mechanism to promote innovation; third, handholding of young innovators and young enterprises”

  • “Our Start-ups are changing the rules of the game. That’s why I believe Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India.”

  • “Last year, 42 unicorns came up in the country. These companies worth thousands of crores of rupees are the hallmark of self-reliant and self-confident India”

  • “Today India is rapidly moving towards hitting the century of the unicorns. I believe the golden era of India’s start-ups is starting now”

  • “Don’t just keep your dreams local, make them global. Remember this mantra

    Click the link for more details:
    https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1790112

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The Indian Army is known for its bravery and professionalism. Words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army towards national safety : PM Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

Best wishes on the occasion of Army Day, especially to our courageous soldiers, respected veterans and their families.

The Indian Army is known for its bravery and professionalism. Words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army towards national safety.

Indian Army personnel serve in hostile terrains and are at the forefront of helping fellow citizens during humanitarian crisis, including natural disasters.

India is proud of the stellar contribution of the Army in Peacekeeping Missions overseas as well.

On Thiruvalluvar Day, I pay tributes to the great Thiruvalluvar : Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister :

On Thiruvalluvar Day, I pay tributes to the great Thiruvalluvar.

His ideals are insightful and practical…they stand out for their diverse nature and intellectual depth.

Sharing a video I took last year of the Thiruvalluvar Statue and Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari.