PM Modi Hails Commonwealth Games 2018 Players In 'Mann Ki Baat'
- Author: Douglas Reid Apr 30, 2018,
Apr 30, 2018, 1:16
In the 43rd edition of Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio today, Mr Modi said, water conservation has been a way of life for our forefathers and they devised newer methods to conserve every single drop of water. Have you thought about an interesting Swachh Bharat internship?
The prime minister then urged students across the country to join the government's "Swachh Bharat Summer Internship" programme.
Noting that India had carried out nuclear tests on Buddha Purnima on May 11 in 1998, when BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee was prime minister, Modi said youths need to imbibe Vajpayee's mantra of "Jai Vigyan" (hail science) to make India modern and strong.
The internship is an initiative of the Sports, Human Resource Development (HRD) and Water Ministry. "Within a few days from now the holy month of Ramazan will dawn upon us".
It has been earlier reported by media, that the Congress is unhappy with this programme as they find it as an unfair practice to say something through a government medium.
"Some people have really benefited very well from MNREGA budget provisions made by the Government of India for water conservation and water management works". "The best of the best interns, who have done exceptional work at college and university levels, will be given prizes at the national-level", PM Modi said. The UGC will give them credit points.
Modi also urged every citizen to start preparations for the fourth International Yoga Day on 21 June.
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'It is our responsibility to follow the path of equality and brotherhood as morals from his life. In his monthly "Mann ki Baat" broadcast, Modi pitched for water conservation and said that it was part of India's tradition.
"Inspired by Lord Buddha, let us further the spirit of peace and harmony across the world", he said.
The Prime Ministet also extended greetings on the eve of Buddha Purnima and Ramzan.
"Hence the donations in Ramadan are also of great importance", PM Modi said.
He said that Centre was taking initiatives to develop infrastructure for Buddhist tourism in an attempt to connect Southeast Asia to the important Buddhist sites in the country.