PM gives away the "Times Now" Amazing Indians Awards 2016

PM gives away the "Times Now" Amazing Indians Awards 2016

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today gave away the "Times Now" Amazing Indians Awards 2016. The awards were given in recognition of great achievements in the face of adversity. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the awardees were people whose life journey had been like a diamond, that passes through great travails before being recognized and acknowledged by the world at large.

The Prime Minister regretted that in India, most of the narrative has been built around the lives of those in power, or the ruling class. Those who have struggled and achieved noble objectives, or served society, despite severe obstacles and adversity, are rarely recognized and celebrated, he added. The Prime Minister said that today in India, a teacher who might have inspired hundreds of young children to become responsible members of society, often remains unnoticed and unheard, while even a relatively junior political functionary is feted.

The Prime Minister said that the world over, most of the great achievers have been those, who overcame personal hardships, or difficult circumstances, and yet contributed to society. Reflecting on Indian history and mythology, the Prime Minister gave several illustrations from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and recalled the Panj Pyaaras, and the brave Maratha warriors who were part of Chhatrapati Shivaji's army.

The Prime Minister complimented Times Now for discovering and presenting to the world at large, the awardees for the day, and said their work would inspire many others. He complimented the awardees for their achievements. 
CEOs from Korea call on PM

Senior CEOs from the Republic of Korea today called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. They are currently in New Delhi for the Indo-Korea Business Summit.

The CEOs discussed possibilities of enhancing business cooperation between the two countries. The Prime Minister appreciated the ethics and professionalism of Korean industry, which had made Korean brands household names in India.

The Prime Minister invited Korean companies to enhance their investments in India, and to "Make in India," which would also imply "Make for India." He suggested that major Korean companies can plan to invest as a group in a region of India, similar to the pattern they follow in Korea. 

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