Lohia dedicated his life to strengthening democracy: PM Modi
Monday, 12 October 2020 () Lohia brought his ideas into practice and was a lifelong adherent to democratic norms and values, Modi said in tweets and described him as an inspiration for the country. A proponent of socialism, Lohia put ideology above power and held national interest supreme, the prime minister said.
Ahead of festive season, eco-friendly lamps made with cow dung are ready to hit the market. Organic Farmer Producer Association of India is providing employment to rural women by giving them opportunity to make these lamps. Around 100 women are working in this initiative. The daily produce ranges upto more than 1,000 lamps. These lamps are not just eco-friendly but will also promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Vocal for Local' initiative.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020 via video-conferencing on October 18. Microsoft founder Bill Gates also interacted with PM Modi during the meet. During the virtual meeting, PM Modi said, "This meeting was to be held physically in India but in changed circumstances, it is being held virtually. Such is the power of technology that a global pandemic did not keep us apart. The future will be shaped by societies that invest in science and innovation. But, this cannot be done in a short-sighted manner. One has to invest in science and innovation well in advance. That is when we can reap benefits at the right time." He further said, "In India, we have a strong and vibrant scientific community. We also have good scientific institutions. They have been India's greatest assets, especially during the last few months, while fighting COVID-19. From containment to capacity building, they have achieved wonders. Today, we are seeing a decline in the number of cases per day and the growth rate of cases. India has one of the highest recovery rates of 88%. This happened because India was one of the first countries to adopt a flexible lockdown. India is now at forefront of vaccine development for COVID-19."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said necessary changes are being made in every sector to ensure growth and to make this decade India's. "In the last 6-7... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Hindu •Indian Express