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New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 8, 2020, inaugurated Patrika Gate at Jaipur, Rajasthan, through video conference. The PM also released the Samvad Upanishad and Akshyatra books written by the Patrika Group Chairman Gulab Kothari. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the Gate reflects the culture of Rajasthan and shall turn into a major domestic and international tourist attraction.
Referring to the two books, the Prime Minister said they are a true representation of Indian culture and philosophy and that authors play a great role in educating the society. He recalled that every senior freedom fighter was involved in writing and guiding the people through their writings. He lauded the Patrika Group for its efforts in the preservation of Indian culture, Indian civilisation, and values.
The Prime Minister lauded the founder of Patrika Group Karpoor Chandra Kulish’s contribution to journalism and the way he tried to spread the knowledge of Vedas in the society. Referring to the Life and times of Kulish, the Prime Minister said every journalist should work with positivity. He said that in fact every individual should work with positivity so that he can do something meaningful to the society. He wished that Upanishad Samvad and Akshar Yatra are read widely, according to a PIB release.
The Prime Minister stressed the need for new generation not to get away from serious knowledge. He termed the Vedas and Upanishads as not only embodiments of spiritual knowledge but also of scientific knowledge. He also highlighted the necessity of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to provide toilets to the poor to prevent them from many diseases. He also spoke about the importance of Ujjwala scheme that aims at protecting mothers and sisters from smoke and about Jal Jeevan mission to provide water to every house.
Lauding Indian media for their unprecedented service to the public and their contribution in raising awareness about Corona, the Prime Minister said it has been actively disseminating government’s actions at the ground level and also bringing out flaws in them. The PM expressed happiness that the media is giving shape to the campaign “Atmanirbhar Bharat” which stresses on going “vocal for the local”. He reiterated that India’s local products are going global but India’s voice should also become more global. He mentioned that the world listens to India more carefully now. In such a situation Indian media also needs to be global. Indian institutions should also give different literary awards of international stature.
The PM congratulated the Patrika group for starting the International Journalism Award in the honour of Karpoor Chandra Kulish.