NEW DELHI: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to limit the agenda of Chief Ministers conference, scheduled on April 16, to discuss the formation of NCTC only and not deal with the issue in a "perfunctory" manner.
In the letter,Shri Modi said he had received a communication from Union Home Minister P Chidambaram about the agenda of Chief Ministers Conference on internal security on April 16 next.
"To my utter surprise, instead of convening an exclusive meeting of Chief Ministers' to discuss the issue of formation of NCTC, such an important issue has been clubbed with a host of other agenda items to be discussed in the annual conference," he said.
Shri Modi said it was "very disheartening and sad" to note that his request as well as that of other Chief Ministers in this regard has been shown "scant regard" and another attempt made to deal with such a serious issue in a "routine and perfunctory" manner.
Urging the Prime Minister to take necessary action, the Gujarat Chief Minister reiterated his view that NCTC "infringes" on the country's federal structure and the formation of the same in a "unilateral" way by the Centre was in "total violation of the Constitutional schemes".
Referring to the meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary R K Singh on March 12, Modi said he had been made to understand the important issue of formation of NCTC was discussed along with many "unconnected routine issues" like implementation of Private Security Act thereby "diluting" the main agenda and "ignoring" the valid concerns of the state governments.
PM addresses YouTubers during YouTube Fanfest India 2023
September 27, 2023
“I have also been connected to the country and the world through my YouTube channel. I also have subscribers in decent numbers”
“Together, we can bring transformation in the lives of a vast population in our country”
“Awaken the nation, initiate a movement”
“Subscribe to my channel and hit the Bell Icon to receive all my updates”
My YouTuber friends, today I am extremely happy to be here among you as a fellow YouTuber. I am also just like you, not any different. Since 15 years, I have also been connected to the country and the world through a YouTube channel. I also have subscribers in decent numbers.
I have been told that a big community of about 5,000 creators, aspiring creators is present here today. Some work on gaming, some educate on technology, some do food blogging, while some are travel bloggers or lifestyle influencers.
Friends, for years, I have been observing how your content impacts the people of our country. And we have an opportunity to make this impact even more effective. Together, we can bring transformation in the lives of a vast population in our country. Together, we can empower and strengthen many more individuals. Together, we can easily teach and make crores of people understand important matters. We can connect them with us.
Friends, although there are thousands of videos on my channel, the most satisfying for me has been when I talked to lakhs of students in our country through YouTube on subjects like exam stress, expectation management, productivity.
When I am amidst such a big creative community of the country, I feel like talking to you about some topics. These topics are connected with mass movement, the power of the people of the country is the basis for their success.
The first topic is cleanliness - Swachh Bharat became a big campaign in the last nine years. Everyone contributed to it, children brought an emotional power to it. Celebrities gave it heights, people in all corners of the country turned it into a mission and YouTubers like you made cleanliness more cool.
But we don't have to stop. Till the time cleanliness does not become India’s identity, we won’t stop. Therefore, cleanliness must be a priority for each one of you.
The second topic is - Digital payments. Due to the success of UPI, India today has 46 percent share in digital payments of the world. You should inspire more and more people of the country to make digital payments, teach them to make digital payments in simple language through your videos.
Another topic is Vocal For Local. In our country, so many products are made at the local level. The skill of our local artisans is amazing. You can promote them also through your work, and help in making India's local turn global.
And I have one more request. Inspire others also, make an emotional appeal that we will buy the product that has the fragrance of our soil, which has the sweat of a labourer or artisan of our country. Whether it's Khadi, handicrafts, handloom, or anything else. Awaken the nation, initiate a movement.
And one more thing I'd like to suggest from my side. Along with the identity that you have as a YouTuber, can you add an activity. Consider putting a question at the end of each episode or provide action points to do something. People can do the activity and share it with you. This way, your popularity will also grow, and people will not just listen but also engage in doing something.
I really enjoyed talking to all of you. What do you say at the end of your videos... I will also repeat it: Subscribe to my channel and hit the Bell Icon to receive all my updates.