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PM Modi requested children to observe ‘digital fasting’ in a week, read for more on ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the ‘6th pariksha pe charcha’ at the Talkatora Gardens in Delhi. On this occasion, the Prime Minister interacted with over 38 lakh students who had registered and joing both physically and on line across the country and abroad. The winners of PPC 2023 contest got an opportunity to interact with the Prime Minister.

The event was broadcasted live across social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, YouTube by Education Ministry, the Prime Minister’s office and others. Apart from these, the event was also telecasted on the official website of Education Ministry – education.gov.in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made various suggestions during the interactive event which saw the participation of around 80 winners of Kala Utsav competition and 102 students and teachers from across the country will also attend the event.

During the programme, the Prime Minister spoke on various topics –

1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the students not to become a victim of digital or technical era. He said like a weekly off in every sphere, there should be a digital fasting that will enable children to think positive on that day totally away from digital booming. The Prime Minister also stressed on the need to read and keeping abreast with outside books and developments. He said, “There is nothing wrong in being technically sound or staying with digital booming but at the same time don’t allow the digital booming or gadgets to take upon you. I request you all to allow your natural self and intellect to be the first in deciding things”.

2) PM Modi said, “Observe one day in a week when you shall be totally away from digital or technical booming as gadget’s have become an alternative, don’t let this happen. Let gadgets become your friend and work as a support but not drive you. I therefore would request you all to observe a ‘digital fasting’ in a week.”

3) While talking to parents, PM Modi requested them to always support the children as they have so much to give but if they are not allowed to speak up their minds then they would not be able to delve.

4) While talking to the teachers, PM Modi requested them not to stop them from asking questions. He said no matter what the question is, they should be replied and if the teachers don’t have the sufficient knowledge over the subject then they should seek some time and get back to the children. “You should always encourage their inquisitiveness. How would they learn if they don’t ask questions?”

5) PM Modi also asked the children to learn another language apart from the mother tongue. It would not only help to interact better but also open bigger horizon and connect them to larger audience.

Prime Minister touched many other issues that would be helpful for children appearing for the Boards. Children were excited to interact with the Prime Minister as the interaction has boosted their spirits and enthusiasm.

74th Republic Day marks many firsts including Indian guns

India celebrates 74th Republic Day. As per ritual President Draupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh alongwith other council of ministers payed their tributes to martyrs at the National War Memorial at India Gate.

The parade rolled down the Rajpath renamed as Kartavya Path. Apart from this there were a few firsts in this year’s Republic Day.

1) First Republic Day parade for President Draupadi Murmu who took over a few month back.

2) For the first time 21 gun salute were given by guns made in India under the Make In India project. Earlier, the guns used were made in Britain and outside.

3) The women camel contingent of Border Security Force (BSF) – ‘Mahila Prahari’, walked past the Rajpath or Kartavya Path.

4) This year Egyptian President was the chief guest on the Republic Day. The Egyptian Army participated in the Republic Day parade. This was for the first time a foreign army contingent walked past the Rajpath or Kartavya Path.

A total of 23 tableaux – 17 from states and Union territories and six from various ministries and departments – depicting India’s vibrant cultural heritage, and economic and social progress were part of the parade on the Kartavya Path.

Like always, this year too the tablues would be parked at the Red Fort till January 31, 2023. However, this year there is some changes in this ritual. Tourism has been merged and a festival has been organised. The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory as it said being a tourism event, many politicians – MPs, ministers may visit the venue. This means traffic will be hampered and commuters may face traffic snarls.

The traffic advisory: Commuters have been asked to avoid the roads in and around Red Fort. Daryaganj or Netaji Subhash Road, Lothian Road (GPO and Kashmere Gate side), Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Road, Hanuman Mandir, Yamuna Bazar.

However, if you are to catch trains at the Old Delhi Station or busses at Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) then plan accordingly as the roads in and around these places may be largely affected by traffic snarls. To avoid these jams, set out early or else you may miss the train.

PM Modi unveils model of National Memorial dedicated to Netaji Bose, read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 23, 2023 (Monday) today, paid his tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on 126th birth anniversary. PM Modi tweeted…

“Today, on Parakram Diwas, I pay homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and recall his unparalleled contribution to India’s history,” PM Modi tweeted.

On this occasion, Prime Minister virtually inaugurated a model of a proposed memorial dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

It may not be out of context to recall that PM Modi had renamed the Ross Island as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Island on December 30, 2018.

Diplomacy will end Russia-Ukraine conflict, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Indonesia on Monday to attend the Group 20 (G20) Summit at Bali, Indonesia. He received a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora at the airport . The people from the Indian community sang “chithi aayee hai…” the Hindi song from film Naam (1986).

Ahead of his visit to G20 Summit, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had issued a statement, “PM Modi will have extensive discussions with other G20 leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food & energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation.” He will participate in three key sessions dealing with health, digital transformation and food and energy security.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo opened the G20 Summit on Tuesday with leaders expected to pile pressure on member Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. In his opening remarks, PM Modi said, “I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an interaction with all the world leaders. He was seen sharing lighter moments with Joe Biden, President of United States of America. PM Modi also had a talk with his British counterpart, Rishi Sunak.

“The Summit will witness extensive deliberations on ways to overcome important global challenges. It will also focus on ways to further sustainable development across our planet,” the Prime Minister’s Office had tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cautioned the G-20 leaders that today’s fertiliser shortage could become tomorrow’s food crisis as he strongly pitched for maintaining a “stable” supply chain for both manure and food grains.

During the summit, PM Modi will also takeover the G20 presidency from Indonesia. The logo, theme and website of the India G20 presidency were unveiled last week by him during a virtual briefing.

Let’s take a glance at some of the salient features of G20 Summit from Indian perspective:

The solution to the ongoing conflict in Russia and Ukraine.

India will highlight India’s achievements, and our unwavering commitment to collectively address global challenges.

Highlight how India ensured food security for its 1.3 billion citizens during the COVID pandemic while supplying food grains to many countries.

The current shortage of fertilizers in terms of food security is also a huge crisis.

Prime Minister Modi says, important to find the reason of Morbi bridge collapse

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said a “detailed and extensive” inquiry to identify all aspects relating to the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy is the need of the hour, as he chaired a high-level meeting here to review the situation.

He asserted that key learnings from the inquiry must be implemented at the earliest, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement.

However, there were controversies churned by the opposition over Prime Minister’s visit to the hospital where patients are undergoing treatment. It was alleged that the hospital authorities had selected and briefed about speaking with him. It was not just this but they were shifted to new beds with new sheets in a freshly painted ward. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is yet to respond to these allegations.

PM Modi said, the authorities must stay in touch with the affected families and ensure that they receive all possible help in this tragic hour, he said after he was briefed on the rescue operation and the assistance provided to the affected families.

PM Modi congratulates Rishi Sunak on being elected as UK’s Prime Minister

On Deepawali, Rishi Sunak was elected as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom. This came like a big surprise to many across the globe as Sunak being an Indian origin was the first non-white Prime Minister of UK. The social media was abuzz with greetings, and congratulations messages. From eminent political leaders to common people took to twitter to wish Sunak on his becoming new UK Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “As you become UK PM, I look forward to working closely together on global issues, and implementing Roadmap 2030,”. The Prime Minister referring to a framework agreement struck between the two countries. “Special Diwali wishes to the ‘living bridge’ of UK Indians, as we transform our historic ties into a modern partnership”, added PM Modi.

The Indian diaspora in the United Kingdom, has expressed their happiness over the development. Prime Minister elect Rishi Sunak will assume the office of Prime Minister on Tuesday. Former Prime Minister Lizz Truss will address the Press outside 10, Downing Street. Following which the new Prime Minister will to 10, Downing Street.

PM Modi’s ‘Rozgar Mela’ brings hope for the unemployed, estimated 10 lakh to get jobs

Opposition may say whatever they want, political catfights will always continue. Acquisition and counter acquisition will always be there among political fraternity but even then the good or positive things needs to appreciated especially when it concerns the common people. On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did exactly something like this and received lots of good wishes from those who got benefited from the announcement. The Prime Minister Narendra launched the “Rozgar Mela” and said it would the doors of employment for an estimated 10 lakh people.

Speaking at the event which was done through video conferencing, PM Modi said, his government’s efforts is to create jobs in the last eight years amid the opposition’s constant criticism of it on the issue of unemployment.

In his address after more than 75,000 people were given appointment letters for various government jobs in the first tranche, Modi acknowledged the challenges facing the economy the world over with many countries hit by a record inflation and unemployment and said India is making every effort to come out of the situation unscathed.

PM Modi tweeted:

“It is a fact that the global scenario is not very good. Several large economies are struggling. In many countries, problems such as inflation and unemployment are at their peak,” he said.

PM Modi pays tributes to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 119th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is perhaps the first Prime Minister to visit Vijay Ghat to pay tributes to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 119th birth anniversary on Sunday today. He also tweeted to offer his respects to the man who lived a simple life and is regarded as the most honest Prime Ministers of India.

Lal Bahadur Shastri fondly Shastriji, was the second Prime Minister of India and had taken over the reigns after Jawaharlal Nehru passed away. He is also remembered for composing the slogan of “jai jawan, jai kisan”.

Both Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri have their birth anniversaries on the same day ie. October 2nd and both Raj Ghat as well as Vijay Ghat are in the same area. Irony! Till date none of Prime Ministers had cared or found time to pay tributes at the Vijay Ghat. They regularly visit Raj Ghat on all occasions. Congress leaders in particular never found time to pay tributes.

Earlier, in the day, Prime Minister Modi made series of tweets to pay his respects to Lal Bahadur Shastri.

In another tweet, the Prime Minister said:

Perhaps this is where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cut a niche place for himself in the hearts of millions of countrymen.