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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated CSIR’s Platinum Jubilee Function on the occasion of its 75th Foundation Day.

The Prime Minister visited an exhibition showcasing several initiatives of CSIR. He also dedicated some medicinal and aromatic plant varieties to the nation, interacted with farmers from five different locations across the country: Hyderabad, Cuddalore, Jammu, Jorhat and Palampur.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that starting with the indelible ink which is the hallmark of our democratic fabric, CSIR has left an indelible mark on every sphere of life. He urged CSIR to create an 'Ease of doing Technology Business' platform to bring in right stakeholders so technologies reach beneficiaries.

The Prime Minister said history bears witness to the fact that no nation can develop, unless it has the benefit of science and technology. He said that a successful technology is one, which provides benefit to the common man. Complimenting CSIR for it contributions to the nation over the last 75 years, the Prime Minister said he expected a lot more from the organization in the future. He said it is important to connect science with citizens in this century, which is technology driven.

The Prime Minister said an attempt should be made to give maximum opportunity to students to perform research at CSIR Laboratories. He added that CSIR has a key role to play in the emergence of new entrepreneurs in the country. Talking about agriculture productivity, he said that while he has always stressed on “per drop, more crop,” another objective should be “an inch of land, and a bunch of crops.”

The Prime Minister later came down from the dais, to interact with schoolchildren who were present in the audience at Vigyan Bhawan.

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The country is today filled with confidence, it is scaling new heights: PM Modi

The Constitution given to us by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar speaks about justice for all. We have to ensure social justice for all and create an India that is developing rapidly: PM Modi

The recently concluded Parliament session was one devoted to social justice. The Parliament session witnessed the passage of the Bill to create an OBC Commission: PM

On behalf of the people of India, I bow to all those great women and men who sacrificed themselves for the nation during the freedom movement: PM Modi

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The demand for higher MSP was pending for years. With the blessings of the farmers, the decision on MSP was taken by our Government: PM

Last year GST became a reality. I want to thank the business community for the success of the GST: PM Modi

The OROP demand was pending for decades. The people of India, our brave army personnel had faith in us and we were able to take a decision on OROP: PM

We can take tough decisions as interests of the nation are supreme for us: PM Modi

From being seen as among the fragile five, India is now the land of reform, perform and transform. We are poised for record economic growth: PM

India's voice is being heard effectively at the world stage. We are integral parts of forums whose doors were earlier closed for us: PM

Northeast is witnessing unprecedented development today: PM Modi

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Mahatma Gandhi led the Satyagrahis to freedom. Today, the Swachhagrahis have to ensure a Swachh Bharat: PM Modi

PM Jan Arogya Abhiyaan will be launched on 25th September this year. It is high time we ensure that the poor of India get access to good quality and affordable healthcare: PM

The honest taxpayer of India has a major role in the progress of the nation, says Prime Minister Modi

We will not forgive the corrupt and those who have black money. They have ruined the nation. Delhi's streets are free from power brokers. The voice of the poor is heard: PM

The practice of Triple Talaq has caused great injustice among Muslim women. I ensure the Muslim women that we will work to ensure justice is done to them: PM

From 126, Left Wing Extremism is restricted to 90 districts. We are working to ensure peace across the nation: PM

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