PM Modi meets Sikh intellectuals; Discusses issues impacting overall development of Punjab
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday met a delegation of leading Sikh intellectual voices from across the country at his residence in New Delhi. The meeting witnessed freewheeling interaction by the Prime Minister with the delegation on diverse topics.
These include farmer welfare, youth empowerment, drug-free society, National Educational Policy, skilling, employment, technology and Punjab’s overall development trajectory.
The Prime Minister said, the intellectuals are opinion-makers of society. Urging the members of the delegation to engage and educate the public and work towards making the citizenry properly informed, he emphasised the importance of the spirit of unity which acts as the central pillar amidst the wide and beautiful diversity of our country.
Mr Modi said that efforts are being made to develop professional courses in Indian languages so that higher education in the mother tongue becomes a reality.
The delegation thanked him for the invitation and said that they had never imagined that the Prime Minister would engage with them in such an informal setting. They also appreciated the continuous and multiple steps taken by the Prime Minister for the betterment of Sikh community.