PM Modi hails role of media in popularising yoga, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign
"I have seen the positive impact the media can play. The example of the Swachh Bharat Mission is well known. Every media house took up this mission with great sincerity," PM Modi said.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, hailed the role of media in popularising Yoga, fitness and 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign.
Addressing the inauguration of the year-long celebrations of the centenary year of Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi via video-conferencing, PM Modi said, "Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's ideals, Mathrubhumi was born to strengthen India's freedom struggle. Mathrubhumi is a key part of the glorious tradition of newspapers and periodicals founded all across India to unify the people of our nation against colonial rule."
The Prime Minister said Amrit Kaal gave us the opportunity to work towards a strong, developed and inclusive India.
"We did not have the opportunity to sacrifice our lives during the freedom struggle for Swarajya. However, this Amrit Kaal gives us the opportunity to work towards a strong, developed and inclusive India," PM Modi added.
"Likewise, the media has played a very encouraging role in popularising Yoga, fitness and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao. These are subjects beyond the domain of politics and political parties. They are about making a better nation in the coming years," the PM said.
"I have seen the positive impact the media can play. The example of the Swachh Bharat Mission is well known. Every media house took up this mission with great sincerity," he said.
The Prime Minister said that when the COVID-19 pandemic hit our shores, it was speculated that India would not be able to manage things well but the people of India proved these critics wrong.
"In today's day and age, the world has many expectations from India," he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said powered by India's talented youth, the nation is moving towards Aatmanirbharta or self-reliance. "At the core of this principle is to make India an economic powerhouse that caters to domestic and global needs," the Prime Minister added. (ANI)