Last 'Mann Ki Baat' of 2021: PM Modi invokes Gp Capt Varun Singh's mantra to inspire students
Especially, in his message to students, the prime minister urged them to find their passion and pursue it relentlessly.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in the 84th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat', the last episode in 2021, on Sunday.
PM Modi said for the last seven years, 'Mann Ki Baat' has been inspiring us to do better and improve further, by highlighting the goodness of the individual, of the society, of the country. "
In these seven years, while doing 'Mann Ki Baat', I could also have discussed the achievements of the government...You too would have liked it; you would have appreciated it as well! But it is my experience of decades, that away from the glare of the media, away from the headlines of newspapers, there are millions of people who are doing great things," said PM Modi.
Praising the strength of the nation, PM Modi said "It is because of everyone's effort that India could fight the biggest pandemic in 100 years. We stood by each other like a family in every difficult moment. To help someone in one’s locality or city... everyone tried to do more than what one could have done. If we compare the vaccination figures of the world today with those of India, it feels that the country has handled such an unprecedented task... how big a goal has been achieved".
"Crossing the 140 million vaccine dose mark is an achievement of each and every Indian. This shows the trust of every Indian in the system; shows trust in science and in scientists; and is also a testament to the willpower of we Indians who are fulfilling our responsibilities towards the society," he added.
Especially, in his message to students, the prime minister urged them to find their passion and pursue it relentlessly. He invoked Group Captain Varun Singh, who recently died in a chopper crash with CDS Bipin Rawat aboard, letter to inspire children.
PM Modi said "You may be mediocre in school but it is by no means a measure of things to come in life. Find your calling - it could be art, music, graphic design, literature, etc. Whatever you work towards, be dedicated, do your best. Never go to bed, thinking, I could have put-in more effort."
He read out a para from Group Captain Varun Singh's letter:
“Never lose hope. Never think that you cannot be good at what you want to be. It will not come easy, it will take sacrifice of time and comfort. I was mediocre, and today, I have reached difficult milestones in my career. Do not think that 12th board marks decide what you are capable of achieving in life. Believe in yourself and work towards it."