Tezpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission has become a part of everyday life of the country and its spirit pervades from the cricket field to COVID-19 management. PM said this while addressing the 18th convocation of Tezpur University virtually from New Delhi.
PM showered praise on the country’s scientists and health professionals for effective handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Atmanirbhar Bharat is not only about technological advancement and progress. It has become part of everyday life of the nation,” PM Modi was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
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The prime minister referred to the miraculous triumph of the Indian cricket team in Australia which overcame multiple challenges to win the Test series 2-1.
“They faced the challenges boldly and came up with new solutions despite a string of injuries and lack of experience. A positive mindset always leads to positive results which is the essence of Atmanirbhar Bharat,” he said.
“We should learn to take risks and overcome fear of failure,” PM Narendra Modi said. Speaking about India’s fight against the pandemic, the prime minister said there was scepticism about how such a large country will tackle it.
“Our COVID-19 management showed where there is resolve and resilience, resources come naturally. And today the world’s largest vaccination programme is under way in India,” prime minister said.
PM Modi also said that Tezpur University’s Innovation Centre and its initiatives for grassroots innovation are an example of ‘vocal for local’. They are instrumental in solving the problems of the people of the region, he said.