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Appreciate the Yuva Morcha for staying connected with people online, offline and on ground: PM Modi
Congress opposes technology like EVM and Aadhaar, BJP on the other hand promotes technology in every sector: PM Modi
To promote small businesses in Karnataka, nearly 11% Mudra loans sanctioned in the state alone: PM Modi
Due to political differences, several BJP karyakartas were brutally murdered in Karnataka, such instances must not exist in a democracy: PM Modi
Our stress is on quality of education and quantity of opportunities: PM Modi
Atal Innovation Mission is aimed at promoting research and scientific temper among students: PM tells Yuva Morcha

Interacting with the BJP Yuva Morcha of Karnataka, PM Modi appreciated them and said that they were at the forefront. Shri Modi lauded them for their efforts to remain constantly connected with people be it online, offline or on ground.

Speaking to the Yuva Morcha karyakartas, Shri Modi accused the Congress of opposing technology. Blaming the Congress for opposing technologies like the EVM, Aadhaar and mobile technology, he noted how the BJP was promoting technology in every sector. “In this age of artificial intelligence, India cannot lag behind. Through technology we are promoting skill development”, he added.

Appreciating the youth of Karnataka for excelling in every sphere, he highlighted about young sportsperson P Gururaja, who had also shared his experience during PM Modi’s MannKi Baat in April. He also mentioned about renowned badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa and said that sportspersons like them were an inspiration for several youngsters.

Shri Modi said that to promote small businesses in Karnataka, nearly 11% Mudra loans sanctioned were in the state alone. He also highlighted several initiatives which the BJP would undertake upon forming government in the state.

Taking questions from the young karyakartas on rising political hatred, Shri Modi mentioned how due to political differences, several BJP karyakartas were brutally murdered in Karnataka. Cautioning the perpetrators of hatred and violence, he said that such instances cannot exist in a democracy.

Replying to a question on strengthening the demographic dividend, he said that the government’s stress was on quality of education and quantity of opportunities. He remarked that the government was committed to enhance higher education facilities. Shedding light on the Atal Innovation Mission, he highlighted how the initiative was promoting research and scientific temper among students.

Responding to a question on employment generation, he attacked the Congress for not answering the people what they had done for people. He held them responsible for unemployment during the 10 years of UPA.

Shri Modi highlighted how the NDA government was strengthening the personal sector. He said that country’s infrastructure sector was growing rapidly and stated that without employing more people it was not possible to achieve this growth. He also mentioned about World Bank’s report on easing business environment in India and how through the Mudra Yojana a platform was being provided to budding entrepreneurs across the country.

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Prime Minister participates in 16th East Asia Summit on October 27, 2021
October 27, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the 16th East Asia Summit earlier today via videoconference. The 16th East Asia Summit was hosted by Brunei as EAS and ASEAN Chair. It saw the participation of leaders from ASEAN countries and other EAS Participating Countries including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, USA and India. India has been an active participant of EAS. This was Prime Minister’s 7th East Asia Summit.

In his remarks at the Summit, Prime Minister reaffirmed the importance of EAS as the premier leaders-led forum in Indo-Pacific, bringing together nations to discuss important strategic issues. Prime Minister highlighted India’s efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccines and medical supplies. Prime Minister also spoke about "Atmanirbhar Bharat” Campaign for post-pandemic recovery and in ensuring resilient global value chains. He emphasized on the establishment of a better balance between economy and ecology and climate sustainable lifestyle.

The 16th EAS also discussed important regional and international issues including Indo-Pacifc, South China Sea, UNCLOS, terrorism, and situation in Korean Peninsula and Myanmar. PM reaffirmed "ASEAN centrality” in the Indo-Pacific and highlighted the synergies between ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific (AOIP) and India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI).

The EAS leaders adopted three Statements on Mental Health, Economic recovery through Tourism and Sustainable Recovery, which have been co-sponsored by India. Overall, the Summit saw a fruitful exchange of views between Prime Minister and other EAS leaders.