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Ignition, Ideation & Innovation in PM Narendra Modi’s 68th Mann Ki Baat

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‘Mann Ki Baat’ by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi truly resonates the ‘Jan Ki Baat’ as the it is the people’s voice, youth’s aspiration, farmer’s faith, the idea of India & New India’s way forward which is amplified to Nation as well as the world by ‘JanaNayak’ Shri Narendra Modi.

Today on 30th August 2020 in the 68th episode Hon’ble Prime Minister talked about ignition, ideation & innovation. India is a land of festivals & fairs, we in India say ‘Utsav priya khalu manava’, which means, all people love festivals because the celebrations enable people to forget their sorrow. These days we are celebrating Ganesh Utsav, Onam which relates to agriculture and is now being celebrated in many world countries, He expressed his happiness on how the people are understanding their responsibility towards the society by celebrating festivals with all the safety measures in an utmost disciplined manner. He further added that our festivals and environment goes hand in hand as well as gives out a message of eco-friendly living. In addition to it he also informed the citizens about an age old tradition of ‘Tharu’ tribal community in Bihar’s western Champaran on how they observe 60 hours lockdown ‘Barna’ in which neither move anywhere out of their houses not does let anyone enter the village to protect environment which gives the world an idea about the culture of India to conserve the environment through their daily living practices.

Hon’ble Prime Minister in his talk, mainly focused on igniting the youth, entrepreneurs & people of India to ideate and innovate in the way forward in making Atmanirbhat Bharat. While Global toy industry is of 7 lakh crores, India imports over 85% toys mainly from China followed by Sri Lanka and Malaysia which is around 646 million USD. In contrast, India exported toys valued at a merely Rs 1.2 billion last year. He stressed upon the importance of toys in a child’s life recalling the words of Guru Ravindranath Tagore that “best is the toy which is incomplete and child makes it complete”. Toys increases thinking ability of a child and enables them to imagine and innovate. India has a rich heritage and wide range of traditional toys which informs about glorious Indian traditional history which is essential for bright future of the country. He also informed on the developing toy clusters in different states like Karnataka’s Ramnagar & Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi and also about CV Raju has taken up an initiative to make Etikoppaka toys widely which has a speciality of having no pointed corners and being round so that is also includes safety of children. In addition to it he also talked about virtual games which accounts for 134.0 billion USD and urged to develop video games with Indian theme. He sighted on how toys & games made in India based on idea of India can enable us to take a stride towards achieving our goal of Atmanirabhar Bharat.

Prime Minister also covered the App Innovation challenge launched by Government of India in the previous month which received nearly 7000 entries (6940) from tech entrepreneurs and start-ups across the country. Around two dozen Winners of a challenge envisaged to showcase India as one of the leading app developing countries globally were announced in nine categories. Apps which won included Chingari, Your Quote and Koo in social category. Zoho Invoice, Books & Expense; Mall 91; and GimBooks – Easy Invoice Manager, respectively. Disprz; Kutuki Kids Learning app; and Hello English: Learn English in E-learning category. Logically and IsEqualTo in news category. CaptionPlus; Meme Chat; and FTC Talent in entertainment and Hitwicket Superstars – 3D cricket Strategy Game; ScarFall– The Royale Combat; and World Cricket Championship 2a” WCC2 in games category. Zoho Workplace & Cliq followed by SureMDM in office category and StepSetGo (SSG) followed by iMumz in health category. MapmyIndia Move – Maps, Navigation and Tracking; Ask Sarkar; myitreturn were in other category. He urged the people to encourage these made in India apps and also appealed more start-ups and young entrepreneurs to develop more such useful apps which can capture the global user base.

Modi ji concluded his 68th Mann Ki Baat by informing the Nation in brief about ‘Bharatiya Krishi Kosh’ which is being prepared, consisting information about local crops, food, their nutritious value as per particular region that will add make a way forward towards nutritious Nation and more value to local food & agriculture. He also shared his knowledge of how our brave dogs perform their duty in security forces for safeguarding the country of which he also informed about some stories describing valour of brave dogs who sacrificed their lives on duty. He urged the people to keep dogs of Indian breed as pet dogs as they suit the Indian condition more and are also economical. He also expressed his expectations from teachers prior to the teacher’s day on 5th September who have principle duty in making a strong knowledge based educational base for the future generation of India with ignition, ideation & innovation.

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