New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for scripting history by becoming the first country to launch successfully 104 satellites into space at one go.
PM Modi, delivering the 29th edition of his Mann Ki Baat to the nation, said that ISRO’s cost effective, efficient space programme has become a marvel for the entire world.
He also claimed that the new Satellite Cartosat 2D will be immensely helpful for our farmers.
“It is a matter of exultation for us that the entire campaign was led and steered by our young women scientists,” he said while stressing the need for more and more scientists.
Modi said our society is increasingly turning out to be technology driven. Systems are getting technology driven where the young generation is getting habituated to digital payments through mobile handset. He further said that the focus is now being laid on transactions.
“10 lakh people, over 50,000 traders have won prizes and about Rs 150 Crores rupees has been given as prize money under Digi-Dhan scheme,”he said, adding, “Digital payment is being accepted by the people of India with open hands. Over Rs 1.50 crore has been spent on awarding the people under the scheme.”
Talking about the ‘Beti Bachao,Beti Padhao’ movement, Modi said that the nation is moving forward with rapid strides and has now become a campaign of public education.
In the past, the prime minister has used the platform to express his views on various issues. On January 29, in his last mann ki baat, the PM had urged students preparing for exams to ‘smile more and score more’. He had also congratulated the families of those who won gallantry awards during Republic Day celebrations on January 26.
PM Modi has also talked about issues related to farmers, the laurels of the armed forces, and the surgical strikes. He had also used the platform to defend his note ban move, which had drained 80 per cent of the cash from the economy.