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Indian youth leading startups both in India, outside: PM Modi PM Modi
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Indian youth leading startups both in India, outside: PM Modi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Jan 2022, 11:38 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees via video conference, where he expressed pride in today's youth who are excelling in the world of startups.

Digital certificates were conferred on PMRBP awardees for the years 2022 and 2021 using Blockchain Technology.

This technology was used for the first time for giving certificates to awardees. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani and Munjpara Mahendrabhai, Minister of State were among those present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted that these awards become all the more significant in the light of the fact that they have been conferred during the important period when the country is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

He said this is the time to draw energy from the past and dedicate oneself to achieving great results in the coming 25 years of the Amrit Kaal.

He also greeted the daughters of the country on National Girl Child Day.

The Prime Minister remembered the glorious history of the Freedom Struggle and the contribution of Birbala Kanaklata Barua, Khudiram Bose and Rani Gaidinilu.

“These fighters had made the country's freedom the mission of their lives at a very young age and had dedicated themselves to it,” the Prime Minister noted.

The Prime Minister also recalled his visit to the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Diwali last year where he met Baldev Singh and Basant Singh who had played the role of child soldiers in the post-independence war.

They helped the army at such a young age without caring about their life. The Prime Minister paid tribute to the bravery of these heroes.

The Prime Minister cited examples of the bravery and sacrifice of the sons of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. He pointed out that the Sahibzadas had sacrificed themselves with immense valour at a very young age.

Their sacrifice for India's civilization, culture, faith and religion is incomparable. The Prime Minister asked the youngsters to know more about the Sahibzadas and their sacrifice.

PM Modi remarked that a digital statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has also been installed near India Gate in Delhi.

“We get the biggest inspiration from Netaji i.e. duty of the nation first. Taking inspiration from Netaji, you have to proceed on the path of duty for the country," Modi added.

The Prime Minister said that in any sector, policies and initiatives are keeping youth at the centre. He cited initiatives like Start Up India, Stand Up India, Digital India, Make in India along with Jan Andolan of Aatmnirbhar India and creation of modern infrastructure.

This, he said, is in sync with the speed of the youth of India who are leading this new epoch both in India and outside.

The Prime Minister underlined the growing prowess of India in the innovation and start-up sphere.

He conveyed the nation's pride as major global companies are being led by Indian young CEOs.

“Today we feel proud when we see the youth of India excelling in the world of startups. Today we feel proud when we see that the youth of India are innovating, taking the country forward," the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister said in areas where daughters were not even allowed earlier, daughters are doing wonders in them today.

"This is the new India, which does not hold back from innovating, courage and determination are the hallmarks of India today," he said.

The Prime Minister appreciated that the children of India have shown their modern and scientific thinking in the vaccination program as well.

Since Jan 3, in just 20 days, more than 40 million children have gotten the corona vaccine. He also lauded them for their leadership in the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.

The Prime Minister appealed to them to be an ambassador for Vocal for Local and lead the campaign of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.