On Sunday Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a call to all the startups that are run by youth to initiate clean cooking movement by getting their hands wet in the huge market potential of solar energy, reminding them about the blessings they will receive from millions households from poor section of the society.
Modi reported that government had spent around INR 4,000 crore on renewable energy in the last 35 years but just in three years of his government taking office, they have spent nearly INR 11,000 crore on renewable energy.
“I invite start-ups run by youth residing in Bengaluru to initiate a clean cooking movement by tapping a huge market potential of solar energy. Whoever initiates it, will be blessed by mothers belonging to poor households,” he said in a function.
He said that with the help of this the country will come into a position where it can save huge amount of money.
Modi Ji said that by 2030, India aimed to meet 40 percent of its power needs by means of renewable energy. Now, the aim is to produce 175 Giga-watt of power by 2022, he added.
Around 3 crore gas connections had been distributed by the government to the rural women, which along with bringing in positive changes in their lifestyle also contributed to a cleaner environment, he said.
The prime minister said that India needs to make efforts to free India from evils like literacy, ignorance, malnutrition, black money and corruption.
Moreover he also highlighted the way Adi Shankaracharya, an 8th century philosopher who founded the Advaita Vedanta, integrated the whole of India with his knowledge of Vedas and Upanishads.
“Adi Shankaracharya assimilated good things of different ideologies and philosophy and inspired people to follow the path of knowledge and devotion,” he said.
While embracing his memories from Kedarnath visit, Modi said that Adi Shankaracharya had removed evils from society and prevented them from hurting the future generations.
He said Adi Shankaracharya’s forfeit yet exists in the present form of Indian culture –a culture accepting all and moving forward together.
The way in which Modi said it implied that the answers to all global problems are held by the India’s cultural heritage and added that India’s stress always have been on exploiting the nature least.
During the event, “Dashamah Soundarya Lahari Paraynotsava Mahasamarpane” here, Soundarya Lahari hymns composed by Adi Shankararcharya were hymned by thousands of people.