The Centre is working closely with states to help the flood-hit people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday as he pitched for technological solutions to the daily life problems and informed about the government plans to earmark Rs. 10 crore for innovation.
In this context, he spoke of the Atal Innovation Mission, a central initiative which hopes to promote a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. The initiative focuses on serving as a platform for promotion of world-class Innovation Hubs, start-ups and self-employment activities, particularly in technology driven areas.
“Today in Delhi, ‘Run for Rio’ was organised. We will organise many more programs to encourage our athletes. We extend our best wishes to the Indian contingent who will be representing India at the Rio this year,” Modi said.
“Winning or losing is important, sure, but to even get to this point (of being in the Olympics squad) is a huge accomplishment. Therefore we must give our best wishes to all the sportspersons in the squad, and for that, the country’s PM is willing to be your postman”, the PM said.
He urged the nation to share their best wishes to the athletes on the ‘Narendra Modi App’.
“I am the first Prime Minister of the country born after Independence…I will address the nation on 15th August. I seek your ideas for my address. Please share them on the Mobile App or MyGov,” he urged.