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Solar Alliance ensures that world gets more energy and there is also focus on innovation: PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, and the President of France, Mr. Francois Hollande, today travelled by metro train from Delhi to Gurgaon, for the foundation stone laying ceremony of the International Solar Alliance.

In his address at the event, the Prime Minister recalled how the world has been thinking of how to tackle the challenge of climate change. He mentioned that on the sidelines of the CoP 21 meeting in Paris, two significant initiatives were taken. One of these was “Mission Innovation” which aims to make clean energy more easily accessible for people through innovations in technology. The other was the International Solar Alliance, which aims at bringing together countries with abundant sunshine, to harness the power of the sun.

The Prime Minister said the International Solar Alliance will work as a lifeline for people facing the brunt of climate change. In this context, he mentioned small island nations facing the threat of rising sea levels.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the International Solar Alliance will be an independent organisation, just like the United Nations.

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We must make efforts to ensure reach of yoga in every corner of the world: PM Modi
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The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi has called upon yoga acharyas, and yoga pracharaks and everyone connected with yoga work to ensure that yoga reaches every corner of the world. He was speaking on the occasion of Seventh International Yoga Day.

Quoting from Gita, The Prime Minister said we need to continue moving on the collective journey of yoga as yoga has solution for everyone. Freedom from sufferings is yoga and it helps everyone, said the Prime Minster.

Noting the growing popularity and people’s interest in yoga the Prime Minister said, it is important that yoga reaches to every person while keeping intact its foundation and core. Yoga acharyas and all of us should contribute in this task of taking yoga to everyone, said the Prime Minister.