PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES THE PARTICIPANTS AND MEDAL WINNERS OF 35TH NATIONAL GAMES



PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES THE PARTICIPANTS AND MEDAL WINNERS OF 35TH NATIONAL GAMES

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has on the concluding day of the 35th National Games congratulated all the participants and medal winners and urged them to continue to do their best to bring glory to themselves as well as their family, friends and community.


The President said the National Games is held every four years to provide a forum for states to compete with each other and enable our sportspersons demonstrate the excellence they can achieve. Sports and games are important for every community and society. They promote national integration and inculcate, national pride, foster friendship, amity and a spirit of sportsmanship.

The President congratulated Kerala for hosting the National Games for the second time after 1987 and said the State has built elaborate as well as state of the art infrastructure across the State. He also congratulated the Organizers for the efficient conduct of the Games, in which more than 10,000 athletes have competed in 33 events at 32 venues to win a total of 1363 medals, including 412 each of Gold and Silver.


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PM’s address at the concluding Sesquicentennial Function of the Advocates’ Association of Western India

• Government to work towards repeal of approximately 1700 obsolete laws

• PM inaugurates Bombay High Court Museum; suggests a digital version of the Museum be also prepared


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said the Government had identified about 1700 obsolete laws, and is working towards their repeal. In his address at the concluding Sesquicentennial Function of the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) in Mumbai today, the Prime Minister said the world is looking towards India with great hope. He said one of the reasons for this is that the investor community across the world trusts the independence of India`s judicial system. He said this is a great contribution of all those associated with the legal profession.


The Prime Minister appreciated the role played by the AAWI over 150 years - the bar to which both Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel belonged. He said that the founders of this association would have created this bar, in order to pursue excellence in the profession. He said the country`s freedom struggle was led by people from the fields of law and education.

The Prime Minister asked the AAWI to think about how the bar will go forward after 150 years. He said that along with quick justice, "quality justice" was also the need of the hour. And this depended a lot on advocates arguing the cases. He stressed the need for advocates to specialize, particularly in emerging areas of litigation such as international law and cyber crime. He said acquaintance with forensic science is now a must for those associated with the legal profession. He said the bar has the strength to raise the capabilities of the advocates to deal with these emerging areas. He said well-argued cases provide satisfaction to advocates, besides raising institutional credibility.

The Prime Minister said laws are sometimes not drafted well, and therefore lead to multiple interpretations. He said the bar associations can play a significant role in drafting good laws with minimum grey areas. He said training in drafting of laws is essential.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Bombay High Court Museum. He said visitors to the museum will learn a lot about India`s judicial history. In his remarks in the visitors’ book at the Museum, the Prime Minister said that “the High Court Museum is a commendable effort to preserve and perpetuate the rich heritage of this great institution.” He suggested that a digital version of this museum be also prepared. He said in many parts of the world, museums are a part of everyday life. He gave the example of China, which is building many museums currently. He said India too has a glorious heritage to preserve and showcase.

The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidyasagar Rao, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Minister Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda were present on the occasion.
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PM at Baramati

Addresses Farmers Rally: says agriculture sector is key to poverty eradication

PM: Government working to enhance water storage capacities through PM Krishi Sinchai Yojana, and NREGA

PM visits Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Vidya Pratishthan; inaugurates Appasaheb Pawar Auditorium


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that the agriculture sector is key to eradication of poverty in India. Addressing a farmers` rally at Baramati in Maharashtra, the Prime Minister said that water storage capacities across the country will be enhanced through the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana. He added that NREGA will also be used to build water storage capacity. He said this will help improve productivity in the agriculture sector.


The Prime Minister also stressed on the need to modernize agriculture through the latest available technology, and promote value-addition. Referring to sugar production in Maharashtra, the Prime Minister said sugar content had been enhanced substantially through technological interventions.

The Prime Minister noted that the period February to July was a lean period for school laboratories. He suggested that senior school students of Class 10 onwards could be trained for soil testing, and these labs could function as soil testing laboratories during this period.

The Prime Minister praised former Union Agriculture Minister Shri Sharad Pawar, who was present on the dais, for his contribution to agriculture development in India. He said democracy moves forward on the twin tracks of debate (vivaad) and dialogue (samvaad), and those in power have a greater responsibility to initiate dialogue.

The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidyasagar Rao, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Minister Shri Radha Mohan Singh were present on the occasion.

The Prime Minister also visited the Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Vidya Pratishthan, and inaugurated the Appasaheb Pawar Auditorium at Baramati.

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PM inaugurates GE’s multi-modal manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune

PM: World is taking note of India`s economic growth; Government is working towards predictability in policies and laws

PM: Global technology and talent of Indian youth can together create a win-win situation

PM: Government working to improve ease of doing business


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today said that the world is taking note of India`s GDP growth, which has risen to 7.4 percent - and added that experts are now describing India as the fastest growing economy in the world. He said that he expects this to rise even further, and that the 21st century would be Asia`s century, with India playing a key role in it.

Inaugurating GE’s multi-modal manufacturing facility at Chakan, Pune, the Prime Minister said there were immense possibilities for manufacturing in India. He said India`s demographic dividend was a magnet to attract investment. He said the Government was working towards creating a skilled talented workforce which would attract the world to India. He said global technology (Vishwa Dhan) and the talent of Indian youth (Yuva Dhan) could together result in a win-win situation for all.

The Prime Minister said the Government was working towards predictability in policies and laws, that would boost confidence of investors.

The Prime Minister said his Government is working towards improving "ease of doing business." He complimented the Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis for doing a lot to improve ease of doing business, and reducing drastically the number of permissions required for setting up industry. He particularly praised the Chief Minister`s initiatives in the hospitality sector.

The Prime Minister congratulated GE for the state of the art manufacturing facility they had set up, and welcomed GE`s announcement for further investment. He said this was a big boost to the `Make in India` initiative.

The Prime Minister said that in India, water, land and sky - jal thal aur nabh - all had great possibilities in manufacturing. He invited GE, which is already present in land and sky, to also invest in water - implying shipbuilding. He invited GE to invest in defence manufacturing, where FDI has been raised to 49 percent.

The Prime Minister said Pune - which was now being called the "Detroit of India" - had immense potential to emerge as a hub of defence production. He also emphasized that the Railway sector could become an engine of economic growth, and offered huge possibilities.

The Governor of Maharashtra Shri Vidyasagar Rao, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis, and Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar were present on the occasion.

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Northeast has unexplored business potential: Dr Jitendra Singh

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances,Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that Northeast has unexplored business potential which is incredible, amazing and yet not fully known to the rest of the world. He was addressing an Investors` meet organized here today by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to discuss prospects of business and trade in Northeastern region.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, it was only after he took over the charge of DoNER Ministry over 90 days ago and started looking at Northeast from a closer and different perspective that he realized that the region was abundantly endowed in natural resources and enjoys multiple advantages for mineral and forest wealth as well as fertile land. Furthermore, because of its proximity to world`s rapidly growing markets of Bangladesh and Southeast Asia, it can provide for India a gateway through land route to new markets on the east, he added. He observed, to consolidate Indian market outside the Indian borders on the East, it was imperative to develop market potential in the Northeast.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said that traditionally Northeast has been known for plantation of tea, but what is lesser known to rest of the country is that it could offer plantation and export of a wide range of crops including oil palm, etc. It is appalling that huge quantity of fruit and horticulture products like pineapples, kiwis, oranges, apples, mushrooms, etc. go waste because of lack of proper storage and transport facilities and therefore, if these are technically and methodically handled, Northeast can become a major source of export of fresh fruit and fresh fruit products to the rest of the country and the world, he added.

Like Kashmir, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, Northeast offers phenomenal and varied tourism opportunities including river sports, adventure and wildlife tourism, which are waiting to be explored to the fullest extent through an approach guided by vision and professional focus. Once this objective is achieved, Northeast will develop not only as a hub of business and revenue generation, but will also offer enormous opportunities of employment to local youth who are otherwise moving out to different parts of country for livelihood, he added.

Reiterating Prime Minister’s focus to bring Northeast at par with rest of the country, Dr. Jitendra Singh called upon the business community to come forward to invest in the region and assured them of government’s resolve to provide every kind of help and cooperation to create a business friendly environment in each of the eight States. In this regard, he also referred to government’s initiative to improve air-connectivity, communication facilities and development of hydro-power projects in order to supplement business initiatives by potential entrepreneurs. At the same time, he said, creation of business-friendly environment would also inspire local youth from the region to take to private entrepreneurship which would help them both in serving their region as well as in finding employment for themselves.

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