‘Indian students should choose science, research as profession’

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New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Indian students contribution in the field of science and technology, and said that there was a need for more youth to choose science and research as their profession.

“I feel proud to see the contribution of our young students’s contribution in the field of science and technology. I want more and more students of the country to … and choose science and research as their profession,” Modi said while addressing the nation on the monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

By beginning his address with the recent launch of 20 satellites by India, Modi said that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had made the country proud.

“The matter of pride in the recent launch of the satellites was that 17 oput of the 20 were the sattelites of the foreign countries. Isn’t this great. Our scientists are working hard to take our country to new heights,” the prime minister stated.

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Modi on the ocassion also congratulated the country for having the first batch of women fighter pilots inducted into the Air Force.

“On June 18, first batch of women fighter pilots inducted in Air Force, we feel very proud, I congratulate them and their families. This is matter for pride for the entire country,” said Modi adding that the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ policy of the government was being implemented in every corner of the country.

Modi, speaking on the 21st edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ also highlighted the success of the International Day of Yoga events across the world.

“Yoga has the power to connect the entire world, if only each one of us connect ourselves with Yoga. International Yoga Day was celebrated at over 1 lakh places in our country with enthusiasm,” he added.

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