Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday mentioned he regrets not with the ability to be taught the world’s oldest language Tamil throughout his lengthy political innings as a chief minister and prime minister.
IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses public assembly in Coimbatore, on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo
He acknowledged this throughout his month-to-month ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio deal with.
The prime minister mentioned typically even a really small and easy query rankles the thoughts.
“Just a few days in the past Aparna Reddy ji of Hyderabad requested me one such query. She mentioned ‘You have been PM for therefore a few years and had been CM for therefore a few years. Do you ever really feel that one thing is lacking?'” Modi mentioned.
Noting that the query appeared easy however was troublesome, he mentioned, “I contemplated this over and advised myself that one in every of my shortcomings was that I may not make a lot effort to be taught Tamil, the oldest language on this planet; I may not make myself be taught Tamil!”
The prime minister praised the Tamil language and its wealthy literature.
“It is such a fantastic language, which is widespread everywhere in the world. Many folks have advised me loads in regards to the high quality of Tamil literature and the depth of the poems written in it,” he mentioned.
Modi highlighted that India is a land of many languages, which symbolise its tradition and delight.
Sad I can not discuss to you in ‘oldest and sweetest’ Tamil: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday apologised to folks right here for not talking in Tamil which is likely one of the ‘oldest and sweetest’ languages of India.
“I’m unhappy that I can not discuss to you in Tamil that is likely one of the oldest and sweetest languages of India, I search your forgiveness,” mentioned Shah whereas addressing a Vijay Sankalp Rally in Villupuram of the poll-bound Tamil Nadu.
He additional acknowledged, “Earlier, all bulletins at railway stations in Tamil Nadu was once in English. Now, the bulletins are made in Tamil. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made this transformation.”
‘Atmanirbhar Bharat a nationwide spirit’
Modi on Sunday underlined that Atmanirbhar Bharat is not only a authorities coverage but additionally a nationwide spirit, and mentioned the mantra of self-reliant India is reaching villages of the nation.
In his month-to-month Mann Ki Baat radio programme, Modi additionally known as for a 100-day marketing campaign to wash up all water our bodies and put together them for rain water harvesting earlier than monsoon begins.
Stressing the significance of collective accountability in the direction of water conservation, he mentioned the Union Jal Shakti Ministry will quickly provoke a ‘Catch the rain’ marketing campaign with its principal theme being ‘catch the rain, the place it falls, when it falls’.
Conveying greetings on the National Science Day, Modi identified that this present day is devoted to the invention of ‘Raman Effect’ by the good scientist of India, Dr C V Raman.
Asserting that there’s a lot of contribution of the ability of science within the Atmanirbhar Bharat marketing campaign, Modi mentioned there’s a must make science extra widespread and that science can’t be restricted to physics-chemistry and labs.
He known as for increasing science with a mantra of ‘lab to land’.
Modi mentioned water has been essential for the event of humankind for hundreds of years and other people ought to perceive their collective accountability in the direction of its conservation.
He mentioned that in most components of India, rainfall begins in May-June and requested ‘can we instantly begin a 100-day marketing campaign for the sake of cleansing up water sources round us and conserving rainwater’.
With this very thought in thoughts, in a number of days from now, ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan Catch the rain’ is being initiated by the Jal Shakti Ministry, he mentioned.
“We shall commit ourselves to the duty proper now we will get present rainwater harvesting methods repaired, clear up lakes and ponds in villages, take away impediments in the way in which of water flowing into water sources; thus we will be capable of preserve rainwater to the utmost,” he mentioned.
Modi highlighted an assertion made by an individual who had written to him from Kolkata that the Atmanirbhar Bharat marketing campaign is not only a authorities coverage but additionally a nationwide spirit, and mentioned this was hundred per cent right.
When each particular person within the nation takes delight in indigenous merchandise and connects with the concept of self-reliance, Atmanirbhar Bharat does not simply stay an financial marketing campaign however turns into a nationwide spirit, he asserted.
“When we see fighter aircraft Tejas made in our personal nation doing acrobatics within the sky, when Made in India tanks, Made in India missiles enhance our delight, after we see Made in India coaches in Metro trains in wealthy-advanced nations, after we see Made in India Corona vaccines reaching dozens of nations, then our heads are held excessive,” Modi mentioned.
Noting that’s not that solely greater issues will make India self-reliant, he mentioned, be it textiles Made in India, handicraft items made by gifted artisans of the nation, digital home equipment, mobiles, in each area ‘we have now to lift this delight’.
“When we transfer ahead with this thought, solely then will we turn into self-reliant within the truest sense,” the prime minister mentioned.
Modi expressed happiness that the mantra of self-reliant India is reaching the villages.
He cited a number of examples of individuals utilizing progressive methods to emerge as shining examples of Atmanirbhar Bharat, from an individual in Bihar’s Bettiah beginning a LED bulb manufacturing unit to a different particular person in Uttar Pradesh’s Garhmukteshwar reviving his household craft of creating mats.
Sharing a information’s voice on the Statue of Unity, informing folks in Sanskrit in regards to the tallest statue of Sardar Patel on this planet and likewise cricket commentary in Sanskrit, Modi highlighted that India is residence to many languages.
He additionally batted for sports activities commentary in several languages and requested why not have good commentaries of various sports activities and particularly Indian sports activities in additional languages.
“We should take into consideration encouraging it. I’d urge the Sports Ministry and personal institutional companions to consider it,” he mentioned.
Noting that the approaching few months are of particular significance for college kids with Boards and different exams approaching, Modi mentioned,
“Do all of you keep in mind — You should turn into a warrior not a worrier, go gleefully for the examination and are available again with a smile. You should compete with your self, not with anybody else.”
“Get satisfactory sleep and be aware of time administration. Do not cease taking part in, for individuals who play are those that blossom. Revision and sensible strategies of memorization are to be adopted, that’s, total, in these exams, you need to deliver out your finest,” he mentioned.
He additionally urged all ‘examination warriors’, dad and mom and academics to take part in his upcoming ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ occasion in March.
In his deal with, the prime minister additionally highlighted the optimistic work being finished within the Kaziranga National Park in Assam.
The Kaziranga National Park has been finishing up its Annual Waterfowls Census and it reveals the inhabitants of water birds and likewise about their favorite habitat, Modi mentioned.
“Just two-three weeks in the past, the survey was carried out once more. You can even be delighted to know that this time the variety of water birds has elevated by about 175 % in comparison with final 12 months. A complete of 112 species of birds have been sighted in Kaziranga National Park throughout this Census,” he mentioned.
Of these, 58 species occur to be winter migrants from completely different components of the world together with Europe, Central Asia and East Asia, he mentioned.
Modi identified that an important cause for that is that right here, there’s higher water conservation together with little or no human interference.
He additionally highlighted how temples in Assam are additionally taking part in a novel function within the safety of nature.