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India’s vibrant startup culture indicates a bright future for the country: PM Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the vibrant startup culture in India indicates that India has a bright future. PM Modi, while addressing the nation through his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ also mentioned the fact that many of those who are beginning their startup journey belong to smaller cities.

Accomplishments in sports

On the occasion of the National Sports Day which is celebrated to mark Dhyan Chand’s birth anniversary, PM Modi paid tribute to the hockey legend. Noting that India won an Olympic medal in men’s hockey after over four decades, he said the youth is now drawn towards sports and their parents are happy to back them. This itself is a great tribute to Dhyan Chand, Modi said.

He also spoke on the advancements accomplished in the space sector in the country and touched upon a host of topics, including India’s rich spiritual tradition and the boost the sporting culture has received after its performance in the Tokyo Olympics.

Asserting the young population’s mindset has undergone a sweeping change, he said it is now keen on new destinations and new goals by taking new paths and having new aspirations. The momentum sporting culture has received must be further advanced, he said, calling for having sports competitions at the village level.

“Let us all countrymen strive to further this momentum as much as we can, contributing whatever we can. Let us transform the mantra of ‘Sabka Prayas’ (everyone’s effort) into reality,” he said.

Promoting Sanskrit

PM Modi also mentioned an FM radio station in Gujarat’s Kevadiya through which radio jockeys are working to promote Sanskrit, and said the ancient language through its thoughts and medium of literary texts nurtures knowledge and also strengthens national unity.

Celebrate festivals, says PM Modi

Noting that the world has been paying heed to Indian spiritual traditions and philosophy, the prime minister said people then also have a responsibility to carry forward these great traditions.

“That which was temporary and has perished has to be left behind but what is timeless has to be carried forward. Let us celebrate our festivals, understand their scientific meaning, and the connotation behind them. There is an underlying message in every festival,” he said, wishing people a happy Janmashtami, which falls on Monday.

Noting that the Vishwakarma Puja will be observed in the coming days, he said the festival is essentially an ancient Indian practice of paying tributes to different skills.

 

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