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Engaging, informative and straight from the heart Google+ Hangout session held with Shri Narendra Modi. Questions came not only from India but also from the world. Noted actor Ajay Devgn anchored the session. 

Shri Modi opens up on a variety of issues ranging from black money, Gujarat’s growth, and skill development to the gender ratio in Gujarat. 

Shri Modi shares insights and anecdotes on his favourite food, the number of hours he sleeps and even the iconic Modi Kurta! 

Whatever I said today I said from the heart. Together we must rise and work in service of Ma Bharti: Shri Modi 

I hold very different views on the issue of brain drain. I believe in philosophy of Bahu Ratna Vasundhara: Shri Modi 

Lets create an environment of development. I believe in P2G2- pro people good governance: Shri Modi 

I want an India where the entire USA comes seeks a visa to visit our country: Shri Modi 

I never wish ill of anyone. Criticism is welcome in any democracy but it cannot be allegations: Shri Modi 

For the sake of India’s growth we need to bring back black money: Shri Modi 

All three sectors of the economy must grow at an equal pace for the nation to develop: Shri Modi 

A Government must be close to the people. Governments cannot sit and reign from ivory towers: Shri Modi 

International experts say it takes 7 years to get an area back on track after an earthquake but we got Kutch running in 3 years and today it is one of the most developed districts in India: Shri Modi

 

 

On the evening of Friday, 31st August 2012 Shri Narendra Modi yet again created history on the Internet and social media when he held a Google+ Hangout session with people from across the world. The Hangout was centered around the theme of   ‘Strong and Glorious India Long Cherished by Swami Vivekananda’ and the questions were sourced from various sources on the net including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Shri Modi’s website (www.narendramodi.in). When the last date for asking questions closed on midnight of 29th August there were already over 20,000 questions for Shri Modi!

People from 116 nations across the world logged in to hear Shri Modi share his thoughts during the Hangout.

This Hangout is noteworthy because the participants are not only from India but also from across the world. From New York, London, Qatar and Tokyo, there were participants who joined Shri Modi and asked him questions.

The Hangout Session, which was moderated by Ajay Devgn saw Shri Modi answer over 18 questions that were divided into 2 sessions. Most of the questions were LIVE and were ranging domestic and international issues. The Chief Minister gladly answered questions on some aspects of his personality that have not been very well known. For instance, he shared the secret behind his ever-famous ‘Modi Kurta’. He also shared his favourite food items and the number of hours he sleeps in a day.

Shri Modi stressed on the need to promote a culture of skill development among the youngsters and shared some of Gujarat’s initiatives in this regard. He stressed on the need to promote a culture of skill development among the youth of India so that it can compete with China and take on its predestined mantle as the leader of the world. He recounted his experience with the Chief Minister’s Fellowship Programme that had enabled him to interact with sharp young minds who brought with them some fantastic ideas.

Answering a question on the negative image of politics among youngsters, Shri Modi said that while he understands the feeling, youngsters must join politics with a feeing of SEVA (service) adding that even Shri Rama, Shri Krishna and Mahatma Gandhi were involved in matters of statecraft.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that things such as E-passports will become a reality in the years to come and spoke on the need to have strong relations with the diaspora at large.

In his wonderful style, the Chief Minister explained his disagreement with the concept of ‘brain drain’ and said that what India is doing is creating a global talent pool. He stated that he believes in the philosophy of ‘Bharat Bahuratna Vasundhara’. On the perception of India being seen as a service sector economy, Shri Modi spoke on the need to ensure all 3 sectors of the economy grow in equal measure to benefit most number of people.

On being asked about the labour relations in Gujarat, Shri Modi opined that the state has paid utmost important to each and every citizen and the fact that Gujarat has seen zero man day loss in the last three years indicates the nature of labour relations in the state.  He further spoke that the Manesar incident was unfortunate and there should not be a repeat of such incidents in any part of the country.

A large number of questions received revolved around corruption and black money and Shri Modi spoke on the important issue with wonderful insight. He minced no words in saying that Black Money must return to India and said that from his experience in Gujarat, it is possible to say that good leadership can minimize the extent of corruption in the state.  He called for political will in ending corruption and bringing back the black money stashed aboard. He gave the example of Shyamji Krishnavarma and spoke that if he could get his ashes back, similarly with a determined effort black money can make its way back into India.

Talking about innovative tourism in Gujarat and particularly developing islands of Gujarat to promote water sports et al, Shri Modi affirmed that while these were good ideas, they can only happen with a strong PPP model and gave the idea of a cruise that would cover Mumbai to Mandavi.

In addition to these questions, Shri Modi answered questions on Gujarat’s developments in various fields ranging from agriculture, the development of Gujarat’s villages to the issue on women development in the state. He shared how Gujarat despite being a drought prone state scaled heights in the field of agriculture. The Chief Minister stressed on the need to ensure that all sectors of the economy grow in equal measure for overall development to take place. He gave the Mantra of P2G2- pro-people good governance, which was very well received.

The Hangout was watched all over the world and received a fantastic response even on social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. For the entire day #ModiHangout was trending at the top position on Twitter.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the IPS probationers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy today via video conferencing. He also interacted with the probationers during the event. Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah and Minister of State (Home) Shri Nityanand Rai were also present on the occasion.

Interaction with Officer Trainees

The Prime Minister had a lively interaction with the Probationers of Indian Police Service. The interaction with the Officer Trainees had an spontaneous air and the Prime Minister went beyond the official aspects of the Service to discuss the aspirations and dreams of the new generation of police officers.

With Anuj Paliwal, IIT Roorkee pass out from Haryana who has been allotted Kerala Cadre, the Prime Minister talked of seemingly contradictory but entirely useful choices of the officer. The officer told the Prime Minister about the utility of his Bio-technology background in crime investigation and his optional subject in Civil Services exam , Sociology, in the dealing with the aspects of his chosen career. The Prime Minister said that Shri Paliwal’s hobby for music might look out of place in the dry world of policing but it is going to help him and make him a better officer and will help him improving the Service.

With Rohan Jagdish, a law graduate with Political Science and International relations as his Civil Services subject and a keen swimmer, the Prime Minister discussed the importance of fitness in the Police Service. He also discussed the changes in training over the years as Shri Jagdish’s father was state service officer from Karnataka where he is going as IPS officer.

With Gaurav Rampravesh Rai a civil engineer from Maharashtra who has been allotted Chattisgarh Cadre, the Prime Minister dwelled in his hobby of chess and discussed how the game will help him in strategizing in the field. In the context of left-wing extremism in the region, the Prime Minister said that the area has unique challenges and will need, along with law and order, an emphasis on development and social connect in the tribal areas. The Prime Minister said young officers like him will contribute immensely in weening away the youth from the path of violence. The Prime Minister said that we are containing the Maoist violence and new bridges of development and trust are being established in the tribal areas.

With Ranjeeta Sharma, Rajasthan Cadre officer from Haryana, the Prime Minister talked about her achievements during the training where she is accorded the honour of the best probationer and talked about the use of her qualification in mass communication in her work. Shri Modi noted the work done in Haryana and Rajasthan to improve the conditions of daughters. He advised the officer to give one hour every week to girls of her place of posting by interacting and motivating them to achieve their full potential.

To Nithinraj P, from Kerala who has been allotted his home cadre, the Prime Minister advised to keep his interest in photography and teaching alive as they are good medium to connect with people also.

The Prime Minister told Doctor Navjot Simi a dental doctor from Punjab, allotted Bihar Cadre that presence of woman officers in the force will bring positive change in the service and quoted Guru to advise the officer to do her duty with compassion and sensitivity without any fear. He said that inclusion of more daughters in the service will strengthen it.

Kommi Pratap Shivkishore from Andhra Pradesh allotted his home cadre is M Tech from IIT Khadagpur. The Prime Minister discussed his ideas about tackling financial frauds. The Prime Minister stressed the inclusive potential of information technology. He asked them to keep pace with the developments in the world of cybercrime. He also asked the young officers to send their suggestion for improving digital awareness.

Shri Modi also interacted with Mohammad Nazim an Officer Trainee from Maldives. The Prime Minister conveyed his appreciation for the nature loving people of Maldives. He said Maldives is not just neighbor but a good friend also. India is assisting in establishing a Police Academy there. The Prime Minister touched upon the social and business ties between the two countries.

The Prime Minister’s Address

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister noted that coming 15th August will herald 75th anniversary of Independence. Last 75 years have seen efforts to build a better Police Service. In recent years, significant improvement has taken place in the infrastructure related to police training. The Prime Minister exhorted the officer trainees to remember the spirit of the freedom struggle. He said the period between 1930 to 1947 saw the younger generation of our country rise in unison to achieve a great goal. He said that same feeling is expected in the youth of today, “They fought for ‘Swarajya’; you have to move forward for ‘Su rajya’”, the Prime Minister stressed.

The Prime Minister asked the officer trainees to remember the significance of the time they are entering their career when India is undergoing transformation at every level. As their first 25 years in the service are going to be critical 25 years in the life of the country when Indian republic will move from 75 years of independence to the century of its independence.

The Prime Minister emphasized the need to keep police ready in these times of technological disruptions. He said the challenge is to prevent new types of crime with even more innovative methods. He stressed the need to undertake novel experiments, research and methods for cyber security.

Shri Modi told the probationers that people expect a certain degree of conduct from them. He asked them to be always mindful of the dignity of their Service not only in office or headquarters but beyond that too. “Your will have to be aware of all the roles in the society, your need to remain friendly and keep the honour of the uniform supreme” said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister reminded the officer trainees that they are flag-bearers of ‘Ek Bharat -Shreshth Bharat’, therefore they should always keep the mantra of ‘Nation First, Always First’ foremost in their mind and it should reflect in all their activities. In their decisions art field level they should keep national interest and national perspective in mind, said the Prime Minister.

Shri Modi acknowledged the bright young women officers of the new generation and said that there have been efforts to increase the participation of women in the force. He expressed the hope that our daughters will infuse the police service with the highest standards of efficiency, accountability and will also bring in elements of politeness, ease and sensitivity. He also mentioned that the states are working on introducing Commissioner System in the cities with more that 10 lakh population. The system has already been introduced in many cities of 16 states. He said it is important to work collectively and sensitively to make policing effective and futuristic.

The Prime Minister paid homage to the members of the police force who lost their life while serving during the pandemic. He recalled their contribution in in the fight against the pandemic.

The Prime Minister said that police officers from neighbouring countries, undergoing training at the academy underline the closeness and deep relation of the countries. He said that whether it is Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives or Mauritius, we are not just neighbours but we also share lot of similarities in our thinking and social fabric. We are friends in times of need and whenever there is any calamity or difficulty we are the first responders for each other. This was evident during the Corona period also