PM in Jammu

July 17, 2015
PM addresses function to mark the birth centenary of Shri Girdhari Lal Dogra
PM: Political untouchability is unacceptable. India's heritage cannot be divided on ideological lines

Rejecting the notion of political untouchability, the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today asserted that India's heritage cannot be divided on ideological lines. He said all political leaders of the past deserve our respect, because they worked for the betterment of our nation.

He was speaking at a function in Jammu University, to mark the birth centenary of Late Shri Girdhari Lal Dogra.

Paying tribute to Late Shri Girdhari Lal Dogra, the Prime Minister said that he came into public life with an inspiration of patriotism. He said the very fact that Shri Dogra presented as many as 26 budgets, indicated his acceptability in politics; and expertise and dedication to the task at hand. He said Shri GL Dogra also groomed many political leaders.

Referring to the exhibition on Shri GL Dogra that he had inaugurated before the function, the Prime Minister said it was remarkable that his family was not visible in any of the photographs. He said this is a message for leaders in public life today.

The Prime Minister extended his greetings for the upcoming festival of Eid.

The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Shri N.N. Vohra, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Shri Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Union Ministers Shri Arun Jaitley and Dr. Jitendra Singh, and senior leaders Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad and Dr. Karan Singh were present on the occasion.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.