NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Mission Chandrayaan 3 has become a symbol of the spirit of ‘New India’ which wants to emerge victorious in any situation.
Addressing the nation in his Mann Ki Baat programme, the Prime Minister said, “On August 23, our Chandrayaan 3 Mission proved to the world that the dawn of revolution and resolve can also light up the dark side of the moon”.
Highlighting the role of women scientists and engineers in this Mission, PM Modi said that when the daughters of a country become ambitious, no one can stop that country from becoming developed.
Speaking about the G20 Leaders’ Summit, the Prime Minister said heads of 40 countries and several global organisations will participate in this event which will be the biggestever participation in the history of the G20 Summit. He emphasised that India has made G20 a more inclusive forum during its Presidency as the African Union also joined the forum.
Talking about the success of the G20 events, he said that delegates were very impressed with the diversity of India and its vibrant democracy.
Terming India’s G20 Presidency a ‘People’s Presidency’, PM Modi highlighted the success of the G20 Quiz held in Varanasi, and the Saree Walkathon in Surat. He said Kashmir is witnessing a huge increase in the number of tourists after the G20 meeting organised there.
Highlighting the success of athletes during the World University Games in China, he said that India displayed its best-ever performance in the games by winning 26 medals, including 11 gold medals. The Prime Minister talked to some of the medal winners over the phone and congratulated them for their success. Speaking with Pragati, a resident of Uttar Pradesh who won a medal in Archery, the Prime Minister said, “You people have brought glory to India”. PM Modi also spoke to Amlan, a resident of Assam, who shared his interest in athletics.
The Prime Minister also talked about the collective efforts of the countrymen in turning ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan’’ into ‘Har Man Tiranga Abhiyan’. He said many records were made during this campaign. He said a new record in posting selfies with the Tricolour was created.
He announced the upcoming “Meri Mati, Mera Desh” campaign, urging citizens to collect soil from every village for the creation of an “Amrit Vatika” in Delhi.
He extended his greetings on World Sanskrit Day, emphasising the language’s role in preserving ancient Indian knowledge. He also congratulated people on the occasion of Telugu Day, highlighting the richness of Indian culture within Telugu literature and language.