Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses International Bharati Festival

While addressing the International Bharati Festival, organized by the Vanavil Culture Centre in Chennai, via video-conference the Prime Minister said 15-crore women were disbursed MUDRA loans and they have become economically self-reliant. Noting that women’s empowerment is an important vision of Mahakavi Subramaniya Bharati, the Prime Minister said, women are now joining the Armed Forces as officers with the Permanent Commission. He said Bharati held both Indian nationalism and Tamil linguistic pride as his two eyes. He said, Subramanya Bharathi was connected with his roots while looking at the future. Mr Modi said, he emphasised that we need to develop a scientific temper and not live in the past.

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Surbhi Saxena edits the daily Current Affairs News.
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