Prime Minister's radio message: to help artisans be students for life

NEW DELHI: Beginning the 62nd edition of his monthly speech Mann Ki Baat with reference to his recent visit to Haat in, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday said that one should attend such events to get to know India, experience India and contribute to progress and prosperity of working craftsmen, especially women.

A few days ago, in a small place in Hunar Haat in Delhi, I witnessed the nuances of the diverse extension, cultures, traditions, kitchens and the warmth of the emotions of our country, said the prime minister and shared his experience of interactions with Some of the artisans.

“Listening to a divyang woman in Hunar Haat was a source of satisfaction. She told me that she used to sell paintings on the pavement. His life changed after connecting with Hunar Haat. Today, she is not only self-sufficient, but has also bought a house, ”Modi said and urged people to visit the event.

He mentioned tasting the delicacy of Bihari litti chokha, which he had tweeted after his visit. He also mentioned specialties from other states, such as idli-dosa, chhole-bhature, daal-baati and khaman-khandvi.

Modi talked about science, technology, biodiversity and upcoming exams and insisted on physical fitness, and said that a country that is fit would always be affected and urged people to explore adventure sports during the holidays.

He told stories of courage and strength to convey that age and disability cannot be an obstacle to achieving goals. He gave the examples of Bhagirathi Amma, 105, who passed the 'level 4' test on a 12-year-old girl, who climbed Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes mountains in South America, which is of about 7,000 meters. high.

If we want to progress in life, we must develop, if we want to achieve something in life, the first precondition for that is that the student within us should never die, he said.

Modi also talked about Salman in Uttar Pradesh. Salman, a specially trained person, established a shoe manufacturing unit, exceeding all odds. While Salman himself found it difficult to walk, he decided to make shoes that help others walk easily, he said.

Modi said residents of the village of Ajrak in Gujarat expressed a similar determination. In 2001, after the devastating earthquake, most of the villagers were emigrating from the village. However, one person, Ismail Khatri, decided to stay behind and nurture his traditional art form of 'Ajrak printing'. All the people joined their traditional crafts and fused it with contemporary fashion.

Modi praised the use of a 10% mixture of bio-jet fuel produced locally to fly an IAF transport plane, saying that such efforts would not only help reduce carbon emissions but also reduce the country's dependence on oil Imported crude

“This was the first time this mixture was used in both engines. Not only that, the airport from which this plane took off from Leh is not only one of the highest airports in India, but also in the world, the prime minister said. He noted that bio-jet fuel was prepared from inedible oil of tree origin and was purchased from several tribal areas of India.