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NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday suggested Indian media needs to be global at a time when the country enjoys a “very strong presence” at almost every international body.
Lauding the country’s media for serving people in an “unprecedented way” by spreading awareness on the Covid-19 pandemic, he also said everybody needs to learn from criticism.
“Our newspapers and magazines should have a global reputation…Indian institutions should give literary awards like they are given in different parts of the world. This is the need of the hour and necessary for the country,” he said while inaugurating “Patrika Gate” in Jaipur via video conference.
World listens to India more carefully now, says PM
The PM said not only Indian products, but India’s voice too is becoming more global with the world which is paying more attention to the country. “World listens to India more carefully now. In such a situation, Indian media also needs to be global,” he said reiterating that India’s local products are getting wider recognition.
Modi also lauded the country’s media for serving people in an “unprecedented way” by spreading awareness on the Covid-19 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.
Be it his government’s campaign to build toilets or ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission or ‘Ujjwala’ scheme, which gives cooking gas cylinders free to poor women, or the project to supply piped water to every household, the media has worked to spread awareness, the PM said, while also lauding it for its role in shaping the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ mission.
He said in the age of text and tweet, it is more imperative that the new generation is not weaned away from gaining serious knowledge as he asked people to keep a place in house for books and reading them in the same way they reserve some space for worship.

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