Every village in India shall be related, inside 1,000 days, with optical fibre cable networks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Independence Day right now, addressing the nation from Delhi’s iconic Red Fort in a muted and restricted ceremony amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Prime Minister mentioned that previous to 2014 solely 5 dozen panchayats within the nation have been related with optical fibre networks. But within the final 5 years – because the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) swept to energy – 1.5 lakh panchayats will log on, he mentioned.
“Before 2014, only five dozen panchayats were connected with optical fibre. In the last five years, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats have been connected. In the coming 1,000 days, every village in the country will be connected,” the Prime Minister declared.
In his Independence Day speech PM Modi additionally touched upon the National Education Policy, which was launched final month, and mentioned it might “help our students become global citizens”.
“We have recently introduced a new education policy. This will shape the India of the 21st century. We will soon have citizens who shape a new India – ones who are global citizens, but know and understand their roots,” he mentioned.
The Prime Minister mentioned the brand new coverage, which has been criticised for saying that both one of many mom tongue or the native/regional language would be the medium of instruction as much as Class 5 in all faculties, was centered on analysis and improvement to make India a key R&D vacation spot for the world.
PM Modi is delivering his seventh consecutive Independence Day speech from the enduring Red Fort.