Narendra Modi claims world paying more attention to India now, says 'our media must go global too'
Inaugurating Patirika Gate in Jaipur via video conference, Modi said that the voice of India and Indian products are becoming more global than before
New Delh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for inculcating the habit of reading books among the new generation, saying it is imperative in this age of text, tweet and "Google guru" that they are not weaned away from gaining serious knowledge.
Launching of Patrika Gate at a programme in Jaipur. https://t.co/d64CB2iJXE
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 8, 2020
Inaugurating Patirika Gate in Jaipur and releasing two books authored by Patrika Group Chairman Gulab Kothari through a video conference, Modi also asserted that the voice of India along with Indian products is becoming more global with the country now enjoying stronger presence at world bodies.
"The world is now listening to India with more attention," he said, adding, "The Indian media needs to go global too."
The media, the prime minister said, has served people in an "unprecedented way" by spreading awareness on the coronavirus pandemic and by analysing government works and pointing out their shortcomings.
Though the media is also criticised at times, more so in this age of social media, but everybody needs to learn from criticism, he said, adding this is what makes India's democracy strong.
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