Digital India boosts connectivity in North Eastern states – PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a public program at Krantiveer Shyamji Krishnavarma-KSKV University Ground, Bhuj on Sunday, August 28, 2022. (PTI)

New Delhi, August 27 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that 4G connectivity had brought a new dawn to the northeast and the spread of internet facilities to villages through Digital India had boosted digital entrepreneurs.

In his monthly program “Mann Ki Baat” he also said that “Amrit Dhara” is flowing to all corners of the country during the ongoing “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” in this month of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. .

“We saw the collective power of the country. Such a big country, so many diversities, but when it came to raising the tricolor everyone seemed to be in the same spirit,” he said, adding that his office had hardly received any letters. making no mention of the national flag or the freedom movement.

He also touched on a host of issues, including official efforts to tackle malnutrition, and said social awareness is crucial in this fight. September is considered Nutrition Month.

The Prime Minister highlighted different innovative methods adopted in different states to fight against malnutrition.

With the UN accepting India’s proposal to observe 2023 as the International Year of Millet, Modi hailed the nutritional benefits of millet.

The prime minister said he had endeavored to serve Indian millet dishes to foreign guests visiting India.

“Our experience was that these dignitaries relished them a lot and also try to collect a lot of information about our coarse grains, about millets. Coarse grains have been part of our agriculture, culture and civilization since ancient times. “, he noted.

Highlighting the increase in digital connectivity in remote parts of the country, he talked about the village of Jorsing in Arunachal Pradesh getting 4G internet services from Independence Day.

He said: “There has been a new sunrise in the form of 4G in the remote areas of Arunachal and the North East. Internet connectivity has brought a new dawn. Facilities once only available in big cities have been brought to every village thanks to Digital India. For this reason, new digital entrepreneurs are springing up in the country.

Modi cited a few examples of different parts of the country using online facilities to boost their business.

In his comments on malnutrition, he said there are many creative and diverse efforts being made to address it.

“Better use of technology and public participation has also become an important part of ‘Poshan Abhiyan’. The Jal Jeevan mission is going to have a big impact in freeing India from malnutrition,” he said.

Efforts associated with social awareness play an important role in tackling the challenges of malnutrition, Modi said and urged people to make efforts to eradicate malnutrition.

The prime minister also urged people to watch the Swaraj series, which highlights the contributions of freedom fighters, especially unsung heroes, on Doordarshan.

“It’s a great initiative to introduce the country’s younger generation to the efforts of unsung heroes who took part in the liberation movement,” he said.

Modi also highlighted different individual efforts in various parts of India to celebrate Independence Day on August 15.

People in Indore made a map of India through a human chain while in Chandigarh young people made a giant human tricolor. Both of these efforts have also been recorded in the Guinness Records, he said.

These colors of the Amrit Mahotsav have been seen not only in India but also in other countries around the world, he said.

“Local singers living in Botswana sang 75 patriotic songs to celebrate 75 years of Indian independence. What is more special is that these 75 songs were sung in languages ​​like Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Sanskrit,” did he declare.

With his government calling for the construction of 75 “Amrit Sarovar” water bodies to mark the 75th anniversary of Indian independence in every district, he said it had become a mass movement.

He spoke of the special efforts made by people from different places to build bodies of water.

“Amrit Sarovar Abhiyan not only solves many of our problems today; it is also necessary for our future generations. As part of this campaign, in many places, old water bodies are also being rejuvenated. Amrit Sarovars are used to quench the thirst of animals as well as for agriculture,” he said.

Modi also greeted people at upcoming festivals and National Sports Day, which falls on August 29, the birthday of hockey magician Dhyanchand.

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