PM Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat: Highlights

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 25, 2018, 05:47 AM(IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Mann ki Baat. (Image: twitter.com/narendramodi) Photograph:( Twitter )

PM Modi on Sunday talked about leveraging Artificial Intelligence for the betterment of all humans in his monthly programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Here are the highlights of his speech: 

 

On 2nd March, the nation will celebrate Holi. I wish all of you on this occasion, I hope it brings happiness in the lives of all of you. Holi gives the message of spreading peace, brotherhood & unity among all.
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Until recently, there was no electricity in Elephanta Caves despite being so close to Mumbai. I would like to congratulate the administration there that they have been able to provide electricity there. What can be better than bringing happiness to the lives of people living there.
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We hear of music festivals, food festivals & film festivals but in a unique move Chhattisgarh celebrated 'Trash Mahotsav'. the objective behind it was to utilise waste creatively & to spread awareness about ways to reuse garbage.
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New jobs would be created through #waste collection and transportation. Online trading platform would be set up to run 'Gobar Dhan Yojana' smoothly; it will connect farmers to buyers.
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Under 'Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin', dung, farm waste, kitchen waste will be used for biogas energy.
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In this budget, the emphasis was laid on 'waste to wealth' & 'waste to energy' through bio-gas for villages under 'Swacch Bharat' initiative called 'GOBAR-Dhan' (Galvanizing Organic Bio-Agro Resources) has been rolled out.
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We must become a risk-conscious society, understand values of safety. In our culture, we often speak about the protection of values, but we also have to understand values of safety. We must make it a part of our lives.
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Most of the accidents barring national disasters in some way or the other occur due to our negligence. If we remain vigilante & follow rules then we can avoid such situations.
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I urge the scientists to find ways in which we can enhance lives of our 'divyang' brothers & sisters through artificial intelligence.
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On one hand, there are great mathematicians like Baudhayana, Bhaskara & Aryabhatta. On the other hand, great such as Sushruta and Charaka in the field of medicine are our pride.
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Science and Technology is value neutral. It depends on us what work we want a machine to do. Hence, human objectivity becomes important.
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Spirit of inquiry is the real inspiration behind scientific discoveries. One must not rest till one gets answers to all the questions.
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