New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for the Central government's 'Make in India' initiative at the Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020, asking students to do their bid in strengthening the country's economy by buying Indian-made products.
"Can we decide that by 2022 — when the nation would mark 75 years of independence — we will all buy everything that's India made? We will promote 'Make In India'. This will help our economy. This will strengthen our country," Modi said.
"There are a lot of things that we as citizens can do for the development of our country. We shouldn't let water flow needlessly. We mustn't use electricity more than we need," he added.
The Prime Minister said that he hopes that the young generation would take it upon themselves to act on some of the Fundamental Duties enshrined in the Constitution.
"Today, I am talking to students who would be playing a key role in India's development in 2047, when we mark a hundred years since independence. I hope this generation takes it upon themselves to act on some of the Fundamental Duties enshrined in our Constitution," Modi said.
The third edition of Prime Minister's interaction programme with school students 'Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020' is being held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. Around 2,000 students are participating from all over India in the programme.
Reaching out to students in their own language, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed 200 of them during a “Pariksha Pe Charcha”. Here are key takeaways from what he told students at the Talkatora Stadium. Modi said his conversations with them would be “hashtag without filter”.
1) Modi said everyone should keep abreast of the latest technology but it should not be allowed to govern lives.“We should have the strength to keep technology under our control and ensure it does not waste our time. One room in our homes should be technology-free. Whoever enters will not carry any gadgets,” he told students while stressing that exams are not everything.
2) The prime minister also urged students to spend their spare time with the elderly.
3) Modi asked students should not be afraid of failure and take it as a part of life. “Was told I shouldn't attend Chandrayaan landing as there was no guarantee of success but I needed to be there,” recalled the PM.
4) Good marks in exams are not everything, he told students in the interaction. “We have to come out of the thinking that exams are everything.”
5) The PM also highlighted the importance of taking on extra-curricular activities and said there is a growing tendency among parents to push their children into activities considered “glamorous”.“Parents should take time out to find out what their children want to do instead of pushing them into activities that are considered glamorous which they can discuss in their conversations with their friends,” Modi said.