PM Modi presents President Obama a reproduction of a historical telegram

Published By : Admin | January 25, 2015 | 17:38 IST
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At the start of official talks in New Delhi on the eve of India’s 65th Republic Day for which the US President Barack Obama is the first American President to visit India as Chief Guest, Prime Minister NarendraModi presented President Obama with the a reproduction of the telegram that had been sent by USA in 1946 to India’s Constituent Assembly which drafted the country’s Constitution. The goodwill message from the then US Secretary of State Dean Acheson had been read out at the inaugural sitting of the Constituent Assembly on December 9, 1946 andit was, in fact, the first thing that the Assembly did after electing its provisional chairperson. While the official record of debates of the Constituent Assembly is available online, the telegram was reproduced from the original volume of the report that was published in 1947. The gift folio from Prime Minister Modialso has an original commemorative postal stamp at the back that was issued by India on January 26, 1950 at the inauguration of the Indian Republic.

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The Constituent Assembly held its first sitting on December 9, 1946, in the Constitution Hall that is now called the Central Hall in India’s Parliament. The Assembly took nearly three years to complete its historic task and held eleven sessions covering 165 days. The Assembly’s membership of 389 was reduced to 299 following the partition of the country upon independence on August 15, 1947.  On August 29, 1947, the Assembly set up a drafting committee under the Chairmanship of Dr B R Ambedkar to prepare a draft Constitution. The Constitution was adopted on November 26, 1949 and the members of the Constituent Assembly appended their signatures to it on January 24, 1950. The Constitution came into force on January 26, 1950.

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“It is important to invest even further in tech and innovation”
“India's growth is becoming greener”
“Our vision of a Digital India includes integrating technology with every aspect of Government. I would urge the world to make use of opportunities and invest in our nation”
“Today, Bosch is as much Indian as it is German. It is a great example of German engineering and Indian energy”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed on the occasion of Bosch India on completing 100 years of its presence in India though a video message.

At the outset, the Prime Minister congratulated Bosch India on completing 100 years of its presence in India and noted the special significance of the event falling in the 75th year of India’s Independence. The occasion also marked inauguration of the Bosch Smart Campus. “This campus will certainly take the lead in developing futuristic products and solutions for India and for the World”, the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister also recalled his October 2015 visit to the Bosch facility in Bengaluru with Chancellor Merkel.

Calling the present times as an era of technology and underlining the benefits of technology as demonstrated during the time of the pandemic, the Prime Minister said that it is important to invest even further in tech and innovation. Praising the Bosch’s work for innovation and scale, the Prime Minister highlighted the need for sustainability. On this Shri Modi said “India's growth is becoming greener with the installed capacity of solar energy increasing nearly 20 times in the last 8 years.” The Prime Minister lauded Bosch’s achievement of achieving carbon-neutrality in both India and outside.

The Prime Minister said that today, India is among the fastest growing major economies. Investments have picked in the last two years. “Thanks to our youth, our Start-Up eco-system is among the biggest in the world. In the tech world itself there are so many opportunities”. The Government of India is working to provide high speed internet to every village. “Our vision of a Digital India includes integrating technology with every aspect of Government. I would urge the world to make use of these opportunities and invest in our nation”, he added.

On this important occasion the Prime Minister urged Bosch to think of doing even more in India. “Set goals for the coming 25 years of what your team can do. 100 years ago, Bosch came to India as a German company. But today, it is as much Indian as it is German. It is a great example of German engineering and Indian energy. This partnership will continue to grow stronger”, he concluded.