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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today outlined various steps being undertaken by the Union Government for the agriculture sector and welfare of farmers. He was speaking at a public meeting after paying homage to martyrs at the National Martyrs Memorial in Hussainiwala, near Firozpur in Punjab.

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He called upon the farmers of Punjab, who, he said, had eliminated hunger from India, to now take the lead in adopting modern water conservation practices and judicious use of chemical fertilizers. The Prime Minister criticized those who were misleading farmers, and said the Union Government is working on far-reaching policies to promote the welfare of farmers. In this regard, the Prime Minister emphasized initiatives such as the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana and Soil Health Cards. Shri Narendra Modi said his Government would provide relief to farmers affected by the recent unseasonal rains.

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The Prime Minister said he had come to salute martyrs such as Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. He reiterated his commitment to build an India of their dreams where youth have employment, and the poorest of the poor are also benefited. He outlined his vision of "Housing for All," by 2022, and "Swachh Bharat by 2019.

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The Prime Minister announced the setting up of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh PG Institute for Horticulture Research and Education at Amritsar.

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The Prime Minister also explained how the Union Government is working towards empowering states with more resources. He spoke about the benefit that Punjab would get as a result of the acceptance of the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission.

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The Prime Minister spoke about the various ways in which the Union Government had curbed corruption, including through successful coal block auctions.

The Chief Minister of Punjab Shri Parkash Singh Badal, and Union Minister Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal were present on the occasion.

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PM’s address at the launch of Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation
January 28, 2022
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“Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments”
“Experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind”
“Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that”
“In today's era when technology’s influence is all pervasive, there should be technology and IT revolution in the field of music also”
“Today we are regenerating our centers of art and culture like Kashi”

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to Pandit Jasraj on the occasion of the Jayanti of the doyen of Indian Classical Music. The Prime Minister talked of the personification of immortal energy of music by Pandit Jasraj and lauded Durga Jasraj and Pandit Shaarang Dev for keeping alive the glorious legacy of the maestro. The Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of the Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister touched upon the vast knowledge imparted by the sages of Indian music tradition. Shri Modi said that the strength to feel the cosmic energy and ability to see music in the flow of universe is what makes Indian Classical music tradition so exceptional. “Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister praised Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation for their goal of preserving India’s rich heritage of art and culture. He asked the Foundation to focus on two key aspects of this age of technology. Firstly, he said that Indian Music should create its identity in this age of globalisation. He said that the experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind. “Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that”, he said.

Secondly, the Prime Minister said that in today's era when technology’s influence is all pervasive, there should be technology and IT revolution in the field of music also. He called for startups dedicated solely to music, based on Indian instruments and traditions.

He also dwelled on recent efforts to regenerate the centres of culture and art like Kashi. The Prime Minister said that India has shown the way to a secured future to the world through its faith in environment preservation and love for nature. “In this Indian journey of development along with heritage, ‘Sabka Prayas’ should be included”, he concluded.