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The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today emphasized the combination of wisdom (Saraswati) and prosperity (Lakshmi) as the key to India's progress. Speaking after the presentation of the 50th Jnanpeeth Award to Prof. Bhalchandra Nemade, the Prime Minister said creative writing has the capacity to touch lives of several generations. He reiterated that solutions to the problems of global warming and climate change, which the world is debating today, can be found in the Vedas.

PM presents 50th Jnanpeeth Award to Prof Bhalchandra Nemade (7)

Praising the writing of Prof. Bhalchandra Nemade, the Prime Minister compared his views with those of Shri Aurobindo. He said the works of Prof. Nemade will inspire several generations. The Prime Minister emphasized that literature is extremely important in the current age of technology.

PM presents 50th Jnanpeeth Award to Prof Bhalchandra Nemade (14) The Prime Minister regretted the declining interest in books and reading. He said people must ensure a special place for books in their homes. He recalled the "Vaanche Gujarat" (Read Gujarat) initiative that he had launched when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat.

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We must make efforts to ensure reach of yoga in every corner of the world: PM Modi
June 21, 2021
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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.