Prime Minister Modi's heart reaches out to Kashmir children
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday made a passionate mention of the innocent children who lost lives in the recent violence in Jammu and Kashmir saying those who spread violence were answerable to such children.
Reiterating his government's resolve to bring out peaceful solution to the Kashmir problem, he said the violence should not be encouraged and it was bounden duty of all to maintain peace.
Addressing the nation on his periodic 'Mann Ki Baat" programme on all India Radio, PM Modi expressed satisfaction that the efforts of the Centre on peaceful solution in Kashmir received support from all the political parties. ''It is good because the maintenance of unity and integrity of the nation is the basic duty of everyone in the country,''he stated.
Asserting that India has always been a propagator of peace, the prime Minister ,though without naming Pakistan, said the country wanted to maintain amicable relations with the neighbour.
On Rio Olympics
- PM said that it was true that the country could not perform to the expectations at Rio Olympics .
- I salute Pullela Gopichand for his dedication to prepare champions.
- People had wanted me to speak on the success of P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Deepa Karmakar.
- I feel proud of our daughters who brought laurels to country, he said.
- These girls have proved that they are no less that anyone when it comes to bring glory to the country.
PM chose the occasion to remind everyone to respect teachers and said the time was ripe to change the attitude towards them. he congratulated the teacher community in advance on the forthcoming 'Teachers day' and recalled how his 90 year old teacher still used to send him a letter every month.
He also reminded the nation about the great deeds of Mother Teresa and said she would always be remebered for her great social service. It may be recalled that she would be honoured with the Sainthood on September 4
PM Modi also paid homage to hockey wizard major Dhyanchand and said he was perfect example of sportsmanship and patriotism.
Sounding enthused over the 'cleanliness mission' taking afront seat in the country, the PM ,on this occasion, announced a prize scheme for 2-3 minutes short film. '' All are invited to submit such short films on cleanliness to the government and best film will be awarded,'' he said.
He also reaffirmed his government's resolve to link the people with 'Clean Ganga' endeavour.