Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the Indian scientists of ISRO for successfully launching 104 satellites.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation in his 29th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in radio today at 11 am. While PM Modi’s last episode focused on students and the pressure of board examinations, this time he talked about a variety of topics ranging from women empowerment to digital economy, with a special emphasis on ISRO’s historic moment of sending 104 satellites in space. He praised the Indian scientists for the huge achievement and said that this move will help Indians a lot, especially the farmers. “After the successful mission of sending Mangalyaan to Mars, recently ISRO achieved a world record in the arena of space. India created history by becoming the first country to launch successfully 104 satellites into space at one go. Particularly, for my farmer brothers and sisters, our new Satellite Cartosat 2D will be immensely helpful. It is a proud moment that this team was led by youngsters and women,” PM Modi added.
Further hailing the ISRO scientists, Modi said the nation needs more scientists and these achievements will attract more youngsters to make a career as scientists. “We need more and more scientists. The attraction of science for youngsters should increase and inquisitiveness has played a significant role in the journey of progression of human life and development, he said.
Narendra Modi appreciated India cricket team for winning the Blind T20 World Cup and also remembered the contribution of women in sports. He said, “Our Divyang brothers and sisters are capable, strongly determined, courageous and possess tremendous resolve. The whole world celebrates 8th March as Women’s Day. In India, more importance needs to be given to our daughters. Women players are bringing glory to the nation. Congrats to women players won silver at Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy.”
He started his address by talking about the nature and the season of spring. He said, “Winter is on its way out and Vasant, the season of spring has just started to step into our lives.” He appreciated the efforts put in by the citizens to transform India into a digital and cashless economy. Our society is increasingly turning out to be technology driven. “Systems are getting technology driven. A lot of emphases is being laid on Digi Dhan and people are moving towards digital currency. Digital transactions are also rising and I’m delighted to learn that till now, under Lucky Grahak & Digi-Dhan Yojana, 10 lakh people have been rewarded,” said Modi.
Today, Prime Minister also mentioned the names of the people who have played an active part in making the Digital India successful. He mentioned about Santosh from Mysore was rewarded under the Lucky Grahak Yojana, Sabir from Delhi won the prize of one lakh rupees for adopting to digital transactions and Pooja Nemade from Maharashtra who shares her experience with friends about RuPay Card, e-wallet. At the same time, he also urged these youngsters to become the ambassadors of these schemes.
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“Lucky Grahak and Digi-Dhan Yojana will complete its 100 days on 14th April, the birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. Remembering him, one teach at least 125 persons about downloading BHIM App and procedure of making transactions through it,” he added. Praising the hard work of the farmers, Modi said this year India has produced a record 2,700 lakh tonnes food grains.
Prime Minister appreciated Doordarshan for broadcasting a special programme of ‘Swachchhta Samachar’ inspired by his Swach Bharat Abhiyan. He said, “Government, society, institutions, organisations, in fact, everyone, is making some or the other effort towards Swachhta.”