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"Narendra Modi’s record win draws wishes from India and the world"

From world leaders to eminent citizens from various walks of life to political rivals, a large number of people congratulated Shri Narendra Modi on leading the NDA to a historic win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

BJP leaders celebrate historic win, call Shri Modi

As soon as the results of the Lok Sabha elections started coming a large number of BJP leaders telephoned Shri Narendra Modi to wish him. This includes Shri LK Advani, Shri Rajnath Singh, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri V Satish, Shri Prem Kumar Dhumal and Shri Ram Lal ji. Former Gujarat CM Shri Keshubhai Patel congratulated Narendra Modi on the BJP’s historic victory.

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Wishes from Sarsanghchalak ji

The respected Sarsanghchalak of the RSS Shri Mohan Bhagwat telephoned spoke to Shri Narendra Modi over the telephone and congratulated him on the phenomenal victory.

Wishes cutting across party lines

Leaders from other political parties wished Shri Narendra Modi. This includes one of India’s senior most and most respected politicians, Punjab Chief Minister Shri Parkash Singh Badal.

Dr. Manmohan Singh (Prime Minister of India 2004-2014) called Shri Modi and wised him. Other leaders from the Congress Party who spoke to Shri Modi include Shri Kamal Nath and Shri Anand Sharma. Shri Sharad Pawar telephoned Shri Modi to extend his good wishes on the result. Dr. Shashi Tharoor shared his good wishes on Twitter and described the victory as astonishing. Puducherry Chief Minister Shri N Rangasamy was among the leaders who wished Shri Modi.

Eminent Individuals from various walks of life

Among the eminent public figures who congratulated Shri Modi over the telephone include the revered Morari Bapu ji and Swami Ramdev. Governor of Chhattisgarh Shri Shekhar Dutt and Mrs. Kokilaben Ambani were among those who called up Shri Modi to wish him.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote a letter to Shri Modi  and wished him. He expressed confidence that India would progress under Shri Modi in the same way as Gujarat had progressed under his leadership.

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Legal luminary Justice VR Krishna Iyer, who is an old well wisher of Shri Modi wrote a letter to him in which he said that when the history of India is written the Modi chapter will be illustrious and luminously radiant to inspire coming generations.

International leaders wish Shri Modi

A large number of world leaders extended their wishes to Shri Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister of Pakistan Shri Nawaz Sharif telephoned Shri Modi and wished him. So did President Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President of Afghanistan and former President of Maldives Mr. Nasheed.

The King of Bhutan His Excellency Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuckand and the PM of Bhutan, a nation with which India enjoys strong relations called Shri Modi to convey their good wishes.

The President of USA Mr. Barack called up Shri Modi to congratulate him. Prime Minister Cameron too expressed his congratulations to Shri Modi over the telephone.

Prime Minister of Austria Mr. Tony Abbott, PM of Norway Ms. Erna Solberg, PM of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel are among the world leaders who talked to Shri Modi wishing him on the emphatic win.

The Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam called Shri Modi and wished the two nations continue to strengthen their relations in the years to come.

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PM to dedicate to the Nation 35 crop varieties with special traits on 28th September
September 27, 2021
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PM to dedicate the newly constructed campus of National Institute of Biotic Stress Tolerance Raipur to the Nation
PM to also distribute the Green Campus Award to the Agricultural Universities

In an endeavour to create mass awareness for adoption of climate resilient technologies, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate 35 crop varieties with special traits to the Nation on 28th September at 11 AM via video conferencing, in a pan India programme organised at all ICAR Institutes, State and Central Agricultural Universities and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVKs). During the programme, the Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation the newly constructed campus of National Institute of Biotic Stress Tolerance Raipur.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister will distribute Green Campus Award to Agricultural Universities, as well as interact with farmers who use innovative methods and address the gathering.

Union Minister of Agriculture and Chief Minister Chhattisgarh will be present on the occasion.

About crop varieties with special traits

The crop varieties with special traits have been developed by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to address the twin challenges of climate change and malnutrition. Thirty-five such crop varieties with special traits like climate resilience and higher nutrient content have been developed in the year 2021. These include a drought tolerant variety of chickpea, wilt and sterility mosaic resistant pigeonpea, early maturing variety of soybean, disease resistant varieties of rice and biofortified varieties of wheat, pearl millet, maize and chickpea, quinoa, buckwheat, winged bean and faba bean.

These special traits crop varieties also include those that address the anti-nutritional factors found in some crops that adversely affect human and animal health. Examples of such varieties include Pusa Double Zero Mustard 33, first Canola quality hybrid RCH 1 with <2% erucic acid and <30 ppm glucosinolates and a soybean variety free from two anti-nutritional factors namely Kunitz trypsin inhibitor and lipoxygenase. Other varieties with special traits have been developed in soybean, sorghum, and baby corn, among others.

About National Institute of Biotic Stress Management

The National Institute of Biotic Stress Management at Raipur has been established to take up the basic and strategic research in biotic stresses, develop human resources and provide policy support. The institute has started PG courses from the academic session 2020-21.

About Green Campus Awards

The Green Campus Awards has been initiated to motivate the State and Central Agricultural Universities to develop or adopt such practices that will render their campuses more green and clean, and motivate students to get involved in ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, ‘Waste to Wealth Mission’ and community connect as per the National Education Policy-2020.