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Shri Narendra Modi

Prime Minister


"India is a young country. Can't we inspire a youngster to become a good teacher?" PM Modi said at  Manekshaw Auditorium, where around 1,000 students from different schools in Delhi were present.

He said,"I am focussing on Digital India so that modern languge reach our children and in different languages".

At the end of his speech, Modi interacted with students and answered questions asked by youngsters.

When asked to choose between experience and learning, he said, "If you don't get good teaching, your experience will be of no use. Experience depends on the teaching you get. For me, both experience and learning are important."  

"Instead of dreaming big, think of accomplishing a task. So, dream of accomplishing something. There's a lot of happiness in it," he said in response to another question.

"I had never thought of becoming the PM, but always wanted to do something for India."

Laying stress on the need for skill development, Modi said the government had formed a separate ministry for the cause. He added skill development among the youth was necessary in a country like India where only a lucky few get the opportunity to pursue higher education.

The Prime Minister also said girl child must get education facilities close to her home. "Quality of education is also important."

To a question from a student from Assam on climate change and environment, Modi said: "How many of you have seen a sunrise and a sunset. You have to learn to live with nature. I once asked for a contest how many can put a thread through a needle on a moonlit night. Should we not switch off lights on a moonlit night?"

A student from Delhi asked if politics was difficult and how does he handle stress so well? PM Modi said, "I believe that Politics is not a profession. It is a service. The people of India are my family. Their happiness is my happiness and their sorrows are my sorrows. I want to keep working more."

When asked by a student from Imphal on how he can become PM of India. PM Modi replied Start preparing for 2024 elections and it also means till then I do not have any threat. India is a democracy and anybody can become the PM. Yes, when you are taking oath as the PM, do call me for the ceremony.




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