PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat: Citizens should read on Padma awardees, talks about India's dream of becoming 'techade'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing the 97th Edition and the first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme of 2023.
Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that domestic patent filings have outscored the country's foreign patent filings as he expressed confidence that India's dream of "techade" will be fulfilled on the strength of its innovators.
This underscores the country's increasing scientific capabilities, he said in the first episode of 'Mann ki Baat' in the new year.
PM Modi was addressing the 97th Edition and the first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme of 2023.
Modi has in the past used "techade" to describe the decade being dominated by technologies and India making most of it.
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He said India's rank in patent filling is seventh globally while it is fifth in trademark registration. India's patent registration has risen by 50 per cent in the last five years, the prime minister said, noting that its ranking in the global innovation index has surged to 40 from below 80 in 2015.
"I am confident that India's dream of techade will be fulfilled by its innovators and their patents," he said.
The premier Indian Institute of Science had 145 patents in 2022 which is a rare record, Modi said.
In his address, Modi noted that this year's Padma awards include a number of tribal people or those working for the community besides those who have strengthened the world of music.
He urged people to read about the winners and said their stories will inspire new generations.
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PM underlined that a sizeable number of Padma awardees came from tribal communities and people associated with tribal society.
“Various people from tribal areas – painters, musicians, farmers, artisans – have been conferred the Padma awards. I urge all countrymen to read their inspiring stories. Many dignitaries who have worked on tribal languages like Toto, Ho, Kui, Kuvi and Manda have received these awards,” PM Modi said during the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme.
“The tribal life is different from city life, it has the challenges of its own. Despite all this, tribal societies are always eager to preserve their traditions,” he said.
Modi further added that many great personalities who have worked on tribal languages like Toto, Ho, Kui, Kuvi and Manda have received Padma Awards.
“It is a matter of pride for all of us and the fact that now the world would know them. People working with Siddi, Jarwa and Onge tribes have also been awarded this time,” PM Modi pointed out.
With Agencies Input
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