Tea-ian Modi vows to spread digital literacy before IIT-ians

Gandhinagar, Oct 7: PM Narendra Modi on Saturday vowed to spread digital literacy to every part of India and among all age groups. While launching the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan here, PM said that Digital India guarantees transparency, effective service delivery and good governance. 

While addressing the  students and faculty members of IIT Gandhinagar after inaugurating a new building at IIT, PM modi said, "The academics shouldn't be exam driven but should focus on innovation." Recalling his early days, he added, "You are IIT-ians, I was a Tea-ian when I was young (I sold tea). On this day, a few years ago, I took oath as CM for the first time. Till then, I had never even been an MLA. I had decided that whatever I will do, I will do to the best of my abilities." 

Earlier, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the Rajkot Greenfield Airport at Surendranagar. "India did not have an aviation policy since Independence. Our government made one and decided to strengthen the sector, connecting faraway locations and limiting air fares on shorter routes," the PM said in Rajkot.

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