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Shri Narendra Modi comes out against blatant assault on freedom of speech by UPA. 

“As a common man, I join the protest against crackdown on freedom of speech! Have changed my DP. 'Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan.' #GOIBlocks”- Shri Modi on Twitter. 

Shri Modi changes display picture on his Twitter with all black picture. 

This is not the first time Shri Modi has opposed such attempts by UPA. 

Wide applause for Shri Modi’s Tweet across the Internet.

 

As the UPA Government continues to trample over freedom of expression across the country especially on the Internet, Shri Narendra Modi yet again comes out in support of free speech!

On 24th August 2012, Shri Modi Tweeted, “As a common man, I join the protest against crackdown on freedom of speech! Have changed my DP. 'Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan.' #GOIBlocks” (May god give good thoughts and wisdom to everyone)

Joining the thousands of netizens on the Internet who are resisting this assault on freedom of speech, Shri Modi changed the display picture of his Twitter handle to an all black image denoting resistance against the high handed attitude of the UPA vis-à-vis public freedom.

This is not the first time Shri Modi has come in support of free speech. In December 2011, ironically on the death anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar when the Government was contemplating unwarranted action against social media, Shri Modi had Tweeted Babasaheb Ambedkar enshrined Freedom of Expression in the Constitution & on his Nirvan Diwas, UPA seeks to snatch it! People are best judge.” 

In June this year, Shri Modi shared a blog on the 37th anniversary of the Emergency. Titled ‘Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty’, Shri Modi paid rich tributes to all those individuals who sacrificed themselves at the altar of saving democracy.

In another Blog post in June this year, Shri Modi shared some invaluable pearls of wisdom on the agent of change that our social media has become. He lauded the efforts of individuals who are making a difference through social media, which in his view has given voice to the common man. Shri Modi also wrote that he got some brilliant ideas and met some wonderful people through social media.

In repeated interviews, Shri Modi has always said that criticism is the hallmark of democracy and that without criticism there cannot be democracy.

Shri Modi’s step has been tremendously received by the Twitterverse. It has sent out a strong message that if the freedom of speech is in anyway compromised by the Government, the common man and woman of India will not take kindly to it and resist it tooth and nail. 

 

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April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
Despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.