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'Every journalist should work with positivity, says PM Modi..


Manish K Singhal

New Delhi, September 08 (HS) : “Every journalist should work with positivity. In fact every individual should work with positivity so that he can do something meaningful to the society,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. He was speaking while inaugurating Patrika Gate in Jaipur through video conference. The PM also released the Samvad Upanishad and Akshar yatra books written by the Patrika Group Chairman Gulab Kothari.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the gate reflects the culture of Rajasthan and shall turn into a major domestic and international tourist attraction.

The PM expressed happiness that the media is giving shape to the campaign ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ which stresses on the ongoing ‘vocal for the local’. He stressed upon the need for expanding this vision further. He reiterated that India's local products are going global but India's voice should also become more global.

Referring to the two books, the Prime Minister said they are a true representation of Indian culture and philosophy and that authors play a great role in educating the society.

The Prime Minister recalled that every senior freedom fighter was involved in writing and guiding the people through their writings.

He lauded the Patrika Group for its efforts in the preservation of Indian culture, Indian civilization and values.

Referring to the two books, the PM said that the views espoused in the Vedas are timeless and are meant for the entire humankind. He wished that Upanishad Samvad and Akshar Yatra are read widely.

He stressed the need for our new generation not to get away from serious knowledge. He termed the Vedas and Upanishads as not only embodiments of spiritual knowledge but also of scientific knowledge.

PM also highlighted the necessity of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to provide toilets to the poor, to prevent them from many diseases. He also spoke about the importance of Ujjwala scheme that aims at protecting mothers and sisters from smoke and about Jal Jeevan mission to provide water to every house.

Lauding Indian media for their unprecedented service to the public and their contribution in raising awareness about Corona, he said it has been actively disseminating government's actions at the ground level and also bringing out flaws in them.

He mentioned that the world listens to India more carefully now. In such a situation Indian media also needs to be global. Indian institutions should also give different literary awards of international stature.

Hindusthan Samachar