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On 42nd convocation of Anna University, PM modi says, ‘We changed notion that a strong government should control everything’

By Priyanka Verma 
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Tamilnadu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reached Tamil Nadu on the second day of his two-day visit. PM Modi participated in the 42nd convocation of Anna University and presented gold medals and certificates to 69 gold medal winners. The PM also addressed the gathering during this. The CM of Tamil Nadu MK Stalin is present was the 42nd convocation of Anna University. In the beginning of his address, he congratulated all the students and wished them good luck for the future.

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In his address, the Prime Minister said that congratulations to all the people who graduated today at the 42nd convocation of Anna University. You must have already made a future for yourself in your mind. Therefore, today is not only a day of achievements, but also of aspirations. The whole world is looking at the youth of India with hope. Because you are the growth engine of the country and India is the growth engine of the world. PM Modi said that in the era of tech-led disruptions, there are three important factors in favour of graduates; the third factor being that his “strong government” does not interfere and gives freedom which is offered by NEP 2020. “Earlier, there was a notion that a strong government means it should control everything and everyone. But we have changed this,” said PM Modi.

Addressing the convocation, PM Modi said that the Covid (COVID-19) pandemic was an unprecedented event. This was a crisis that came once in a century, for which no one had given any preparation. This pandemic tested every country in the world. The reforms in drones, space and geo-spatial sectors are opening up new avenues while those in the infrastructure sector through the Prime Minister Gati Shakti Master Plan are creating world-class infrastructure at “speed” and “scale”, he said. “There is taste for technology, trust in risk-takers and temperament for reform. All these factors are creating a platform for you where opportunities are created, sustained and grown”, he said.

The Prime Minister said that India was the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world last year. New thinking is becoming a way of life. In the last 6 years alone, the number of recognized startups has increased by 15,000 percent. Last year, India got a record FDI of more than $ 83 billion.Our startup also got record funding after the pandemic. Innovation is becoming a way of life. In just last six years, the number of recognised start-ups increased by 15,000 per cent. From just 470 in 2016, it is nearly 73,000 now. When industry and innovation do well, investments will follow. Last year, India received a record foreign direct investments of over USD 83 billion”, he said. At the international trade dynamics, Modi said, India’s position was at its best ever and the country also recorded the highest-ever exports of goods and services.

The Prime Minister said that earlier, there was a perception that a strong government meant that it should control everything and everyone. But we have changed it. A strong government does not control everything or everyone. He said that a strong government is not restrictive but responsive. A strong government does not work in every field. It limits itself and makes room for the talents of the people. We exported food grain at a crucial time for the world,” he said. PM Modi said that even in that difficult situation, India is in the best position so far in international trade. He said earlier on social occasions it was difficult for a young man to say that he is an entrepreneur. People used to tell him to ‘settle ho jaane’ i.e. to get a salaried job. Now the situation is opposite.

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On India signing trade deals between the United Arab Emirates and Australia, he said India was becoming a ‘vital link’ in global supply chain. “We have the chance to make the greatest impact now, as India is converting obstacles into opportunities.” Addressing the young graduates, Modi said today was not a day of achievements but aspirations.Later, after the ceremony, the Prime Minister went to multiple classrooms at the Anna University to meet the graduating students who were could not be present at the main venue due to space constraints. In a video shared by the Press Information Bureau, Modi is seen waving hands at the students and also extended his best wishes to the new graduates.

On September 4, 1978, Anna University was established. It is named after former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu CN Annadurai. The university comprises 13 affiliated colleges, 494 affiliated colleges and 3 regional campuses spread across Tamil Nadu, Tirunelveli, Madurai and Coimbatore.

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