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26.01.2020
THE HEADLINES:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi says violence cannot be a solution to any problem; Calls upon those seeking solutions through violence to return to mainstream.

  • In his Mann Ki Baat programme on All India Radio Mr Modi said agreement reached with Bru-Reang community in North East symbolises the spirit of cooperative federalism.

  • Nation celebrates the 71st Republic Day today with patriotic fervour; India showcases military might and cultural diversity at Rajpath in Delhi; Women bikers of CRPF perform daredevil stunts for the first time.

  • A week long Bharat Parv 2020 begins at Red Fort to celebrate spirit of India.

  • In Cricket, India defeat New Zealand by seven wickets in 2nd T20 International at Auckland.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that violence cannot be a solution to any issue and any problem can be resolved by seeking solutions and not by creating another one. On the 71st Republic Day, Mr Modi  appealed to the people to return to the mainstream especially those who are still seeking solutions to problems through violence and weapons.


The Prime Minister was sharing his thoughts in the 61st episode of Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio this evening. Mr Modi said, few days ago in Assam, 644 militants from eight militant groups, surrendered with their weapons and expressed faith in peace and decided to become a partner in the progress of the nation. He added that in Tripura more than 80 people left the path of violence last year. Mr Modi said, those who had picked up weapons thinking violence could solve problems, now firmly believe that the only way to solve any dispute is peace and togetherness. The Prime Minister said, insurgency in the North-East has come down and efforts are being made to resolve the issues of the region in the right earnest and peacefully through dialogue.


"नॉर्थ ईस् में इंसजर्सी बहुत ही मात्रा में कम हुई है और इसकी सबसे बड़ी वजह यह है की क्षेत्र से जुड़े हरेक मुद्दे को शांति के साथ र्ईमानदारी से चर्चा करके सुलझाया जा रहा है। देश के किसी भी कौने में अब भी हिंसा और हथियार के बल पर समस्याओं का समाधान खोज रहे लोगों से आज गणतंत्र दिवस के पवित्र अवसर पर अपील करता हूं कि वे वापस लौट आएं। मुद्दों को शांतिपूर्ण सुलझाने में अब और इस देश की क्षमताओं पर भरोसा रखे।"


The Prime Minister said, the new decade of 2020, has brought a new ray of hope in the life of the Bru-Reang community. He was referring to the agreement which has ended the 25 year old problem of Bru-Reang refugee crisis. Mr. Modi said, around 34 thousand Bru refugees will be rehabilitated in Tripura and government will provide an assistance of around 600 crore rupees for rehabilitation and all-round development.


"जरा सोचिए 23 साल तक कैंपों में कठिन परिस्थितियों में जीवनयापन करना  उनके लिए कितना दुष्कर रहा होगा। जीवन के हर पल हर दिन का अनिश्चिति भविष् के साथ बढ़ना कितना कष्टपद रहा होगा। सरकारें आई और चली गईं लेकिन इनकी पीड़ा का हल नहीं निकल पाया। लेकिन इतने कष् के बावजूद भारतीय संविधान और संस्कृति के प्रति उनका विश्वास अरिग बना रहा होगा।"


Congratulating Assam Government and the people of the state for successfully hosting 3rd Khelo India Games, the Prime Minister said, six thousand sportspersons from different states participated in it. 80 records were broken at the mega sporting event out of which 56 records were registered in the name of girls. Mr Modi said, Government has now decided to organize Khelo India University Games and the first edition of Games will be held in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in Odisha from 22nd of next month.


"2018 में जब खेलों इंडिया गैम की शुरूआत हुई थी। तब इसमें 3500 खिलाडि़यों ने हिस्सा लिया था। लेकिन महज तीन वर्षों में खिलाडि़यों की संख्या 6 हजार से अधिक हो गई हैं। यानी करीब-करीब दो गुनी इतना ही नहीं सिर्फ तीन वर्षों में  खेलों इंडिया गेम् के माध्यम से 3200 प्रतिभाशाली बच्चे उभरकर सामने आए हैं।"


The Prime Minister expressed confidence that after interaction with students in Pariksha Pe Charcha, the youth is brimming with self-confidence and is ready to take on the challenges. He said, Fit India School campaign which began November last year is yielding results and more than 65 thousand schools have obtained the Fit India School certificates. Mr Modi urged the schools to integrate physical activity and sports with education. He also appealed countrymen to promote more physical activity in their daily routine.


"हमारा न्यू इंडिया पूरी तरह से फिट रहे। हर स्तर पर जो प्रयास देखने को मिल रहे हैं। वे जोश और उत्साह से भर देने वाले हैं। पिछले साल नवम्बर में शुरू हुई फिट इंडिया स्कूल की मुहिम भी रंग ला रही है। मुझे बताया गया है अब तक 65 हजार से ज्यादा स्कूलों ने ऑनलाइन रजिस्ट्रेशन करके फिट इंडिया स्कूल सर्टिफिकेट प्राप् किया है। देश के बाकी सभी स्कूलों से भी मेरा आग्रह है कि फिजिकल एक्टिविटी और खेलों को पढ़ाई के साथ जोड़कर  फिट स्कूल जरूर बनें।"


The Prime Minister appreciated the participation of people in water conservation saying extensive and innovative efforts are under way in every corner of the country to save water. He said, Jal-Shakti Campaign which commenced last monsoon is taking rapid and successful strides with public participation.


"मुझे यह कहते हुए बहुत खुशी हो रही है कि पिछले मानसून के समय शुरू किया गया जल शक्ति अभियान जनभागीदारी से अत्यधिक सफलता की ओर आगे बढ़ रहा है। बड़ी संख्या में तालाबों पोखरों आदि का निर्माण किया। सबसे बड़ी बात यह है कि इस अभियान में समाज में हर तबके के लोगों ने अपना योगदान दिया।"

Mr Modi said, the country has taken another step towards the goal of sending an Indian into space through Gaganyaan Mission in 2022, when the nation will celebrate 75 years of Independence.


He said, Gaganyaan mission will be a historic achievement in the field of science and technology for India in the 21st century and it will prove to be a milestone for New India.


The Prime Minister said, like every year, last evening Padma awards were announced and he urged people to read up about each of the awardees. He said, Padma Awards have now become the Peoples's awards.


Mr Modi mentioned about Shailesh from Bihar who shared a Mann Ki Baat Charter that offered glimpses of the issues covered in the monthly radio programme over various episodes. He said, the Mann Ki Baat Charter is very innovative and people can join any cause of their choice listed in the Mann Ki Baat Charter. People using the hashtag can share their contribution. He said, when every Indian takes a step forward, it results in India going ahead by a 130 crore steps. Wishing the countrymen on Republic Day celebrations, the Prime Minister hoped that the new decade will bring new resolve and new achievements for each citizen and for the country.

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Nation celebrate the 71st Republic Day today with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and strategic weaponry at the Rajpath in the National Capital. President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the tricolour and took the salute of the parade. President of Brazil Jair Messias Bolsonaro was the Chief Guest at the Parade this year.


The Republic Day ceremony commenced with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to martyrs at the National War Memorial instead of Amar Jawan Jyoti. The National Flag was unfurled followed by the National Anthem with a booming 21-gun salute.


The parade started from Vijay Chowk and proceeded towards the Red Fort grounds. It was commanded by Parade Commander, Lieutenant General Asit Mistry, General Officer Commanding, Headquarters Delhi Area. The winners of the highest gallantry awards followed him. They include the winners of the Param Vir Chakra and the Ashok Chakra.


The country's military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress was on display at the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. For the first time, a contingent of women bikers of CRPF performed daredevil stunts. Sixteen States and Union Territories and six Central Ministries participated in the Parade.


Jammu and Kashmir participated in the parade for the first time as a Union Territory. Start up India, Jal Jeevan Mission and financial inclusion were some of the themes of the tableaux of Ministries and Departments.


"The country's military might, cultural diversity, social and economic progress was on display at the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. For the first time, a contingent of women bikers of CRPF performed daredevil stunts. The contingent was led by Inspector Seema Nag who was seen saluting while standing atop a moving motorcycle. Sixteen States and Union Territories and six Central Ministries participated in the Parade. Jammu and Kashmir participated in the parade for the first time as a Union Territory. Start up India, Jal Jeevan Mission and financial inclusion were some of the themes of the tableaux of Ministries and Departments. Air Force tableau dispalyed models of the Rafale aircraft, Tejas aircraft, Light Combat Helicopter, Akash Missiles System and Astra Missiles. The major attraction was fly-past by the newly inducted Chinook and Apache helicopters along with Sukhoi and advanced light helicopters. Anti-satellite weapon - Mission Shakti, Army’s battle tank Bhishma were also showcased during the 90-minute long parade. Sixteen marching contingents from the Armed Forces, Para-Military Forces, Delhi police and NCC along with 13 Military bands were also the centre of attraction. Over 600 school children took part in the parade and showcased cultural programmes, Yoga and folk dances from various states.  With Dipendra Kumar, Suparna Saikia, AIR News Delhi.


In Kashmir, the Republic Day function was held at SK Cricket Stadium in Srinagar where Advisor to the Lt Governor, Farooq Khan, unfurled the tricolour and also took salute of the march past.


"Advisor to Lt Governor, Farooq Khan, hoisted the tricolour and also took salute from contingents of J&K Police, CRPF, IRP, and BSF, NCC cadets,and school children.  Several cultural and musical programmes were held during the function.  Khan said that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi-led government is focussed on the development of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the recent visit of 36 union ministers to the UT was a massive step towards progress and prosperity. Khan sought support of all stakeholders for brining ever-lasting peace in the Union territory. Ishfaq Shah, AIR News, Srinagar."


The national festival of Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour in Karnataka.  In his republic day address, Governor Vajubhai Vala asked citizens to value the democracy which we have gained after a long freedom struggle.


"The 71st Republic Day parade at Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru spread the message of Swach Bharat as the municipal corporation workers participated for the first time in the march past holding placards to keep the city clean and green. Around two thousand children staged cultural programmes depicting the great history and heritage of our country. The 20 member Tornadoes from the army service corps performed acrobatics on their motorcycles. The intoxicating mix of patriotic songs, the high flying national flag, children attired in the national flag colours and marching contingents infused patriotic fervour during the celebration.Sudhindra AIR News Bengaluru"

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Republic Day of India is being celebrated with patriotic fervor in Nepal. Our Dubai Correspondent reports that Republic Day was celebrated with enthusiam across West Asia. UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion.  The Indian community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 71st  Republic Day with enthusiasm and patriotic fervor.

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Bharat Parv 2020, the programme to celebrate the spirit of India, began at Red Fort ground in New Delhi today. It will continue till 1st of February. The objective of Bharat Parv is to encourage people to visit different tourism places of the country and to inculcate the spirit of ‘Dekho Apna Desh’. Tourism Ministry has said that the theme of this year’s Bharat Parv is 'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' and 'Celebrating 150 Years of Mahatma Gandhi'. Public can visit the Bharat Parv from 12 Noon to 10 PM.

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Centre has launched a 24x7 helpline number to provide support regarding queries on novel coronavirus. The NCDC call centre, 91-11-23978046, has been made operational under directions of Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.


External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in a tweet that Indian Embassy in Beijing is constantly checking on the health and well-being of the Indians in China.


India has stepped up vigil in districts bordering Nepal in response to confirmed case of Corona Virus in the Himalayan nation. The Health Ministry said, health teams have been deployed at the border outposts at Jhulaghat, Jauljibi in Pithoragarh of Uttrakhand.

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In Cricket, India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the 2nd Twenty20 International at Auckland this afternoon. Chasing the target of 133 runs, India made 135 for the loss of three wickets with 15 balls to spare.

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The News Services Division of All India Radio in its weekly bilingual live phone-in programme “PUBLIC SPEAK” tomorrow will bring you a discussion on “Voter awareness -key to strong democracy”


This can be heard on FM Gold Channel and additional frequencies from 9.30 p.m.

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