September would be celebrated as the nutrition month and schools should have not just report cards but also nutrition cards and nutrition monitoring of the students should be done from time to time, PM Modi said on Sunday.
In this monthly radio broadcast of “Mann Ki Baat”, the PM also called on teachers to involve students in finding out the stories of the unsung heroes of the country’s freedom struggle. The country would soon celebrate 75 years of Independence, he pointed out.
PM Modi referred to the importance of nutrition and said it to be the key role that helps in building the nation.
PM Modi also said that Bhartiya Poshan Krishi Kosh was being developed to provide information about food produced in every district of the country.
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As the country would soon celebrate the 75th year of Independence. He marked that students should be aware of the sacrifices freedom fighters have made for this nation. Students could be involved in spreading the information about the unsung heroes of Independence and this should be the central theme of this year’s Teacher’s day program on 5th September.
Pm Modi also added that this time of the year is usually a festive time in the Nation but this year the case is different as due to the Spread of Corona Virus disease there are unprecedented restraint and simplicity in the festivals this year. Many Indian festivals celebrate nature and cited the Bihar’s Tharu tribe as its worshipper and also Onam, a harvest festival celebrated in Kerala.
He also urged India to emerge as a hub for toy production. The global toy industry is over Rs. 7 lakh crore, but the nation’s share is insignificant and India would need to increase it. As some areas are being developed as toy clusters. Also the toys
The best toys are those that encourage the creativity of children, he said. He suggested start-ups to produce local toys.
“The seed sown should grow into a big tree through the Atmanirbhar Bharat mission,” Modi said.
The PM also emphasized on making progress in the gaming industry. At present, most of the games are based on foreign themes. Make games in India and also about India, he said. Small start-ups would turn into big global companies with time, Modi said. He said an application (app) innovation challenge had received a huge response.
He also singled out the role played by two Indian Army dogs – Sofi and Vida – who were feted for protecting the country. He said dogs of Indian breeds were being inducted in Indian armed forces and urged the public to adopt them as pets.
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