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India to launch the South Asia Satellite: PM

NEW DELHI: Taking a much wider world-view of his government's motto “Sabha Saath, Sabka Vikas'' (Development for All), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it was just not limited to the confines of India but also applied to the global context. 

In his 31st edition of Mann Ki Baat programme in All India Radio, Mr Modi said neighbouring countries should be with India in its journey of development to develop equally. 

The Prime Minister announced that India will launch the South Asia Satellite on Friday. He said the communication satellite will go a long way in addressing South Asia’s economic and developmental priorities, natural resources mapping, tele medicine, in the field of education, deeper IT connectivity and fostering people-to-people contact. 

He said, this satellite will prove to be a boon in the progress of the entire region.

Speaking about discarding the VIP hegemony, Mr Modi said, the exit of the red beacon through a government decision was part of a system and efforts should be to cleanse it out of the minds. He said, the concept of New India precisely is that in place of Very Important Person, VIP, more priority should be accorded to EPI that is Every Person is Important. 

Appealing to the youth, the Prime Minister asked them do something out of the box. He asked them to have some purpose in life. 

Saying that May 1, carries one more significance as in many parts of the world, it is observed as Labour Day, Mr Modi remembered Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. 

Speaking about the Mann Ki Baat programme, Mr Modi said, Government made detailed analysis of the inputs received for the programme.

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