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PM Modi in Mann ki Baat: Women are taking the lead

February 24, 2020

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio address “Mann Ki Baat” said, “New India” is not prepared to work under old approaches, and women were taking the lead in facing new challenges. pride. Sharing his thoughts in the 62nd episode of the programme he referred to women in Purnia, Bihar who made a self-help group called Adarsh Jeevika Mahila Mulberry Production Group, who from getting meagre amounts from mulberry cocoons, and are now making silk sarees that sell for thousands of rupees.

He also gave examples of 105-year-old Bhageerathi Amma, who recently cleared ‘level 4’ examination in Kerala. He said, “If we wish to progress in life, we should develop ourselves, if we wish to achieve something in life, the first pre-condition for that is the student within us must never die.”

Referring to 12-year-old Kaamya Karthikeyan, who scaled Mount Aconcagua in South America, Modi said, “A nation that is fit, will always be a nation that is a hit.” He further added, “I have also been told that Kamya, who made India proud, is also on a new mission. The name of that mission is Mission Sahas and she is trying to scale the highest peaks in all the continents. She also has to ski on the North and South Poles under this mission.”

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He also spoke about a young man from Uttar Pradesh with physical disability who opened his own slipper manufacturing unit, to drive home his point.

The Prime Minister said that during his visit to Hunar Haat in Delhi recently, he got to converse with many artisans and found that more than 50 percent of the artists were women who “is giving wings to the dreams of people”.

Lauding ISRO for its attempts at inspiring children to take up science, Modi said, “Visitor gallery has been built in Sriharikota which can seat 10,000 people, and this can be booked online as well. I have been told that many schools are taking students to show them rocket launches…I request school principals and teachers to make use of this facility in the future as well.”

Source: The Indian Express

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