PM delivers Convocation Address at the 42nd Convocation of AIIMS

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, delivering the Convocation Address at the 42nd Convocation of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, in New Delhi today, said “This is not the end of your learning – rather you are now going from a closed and protected classroom, to an open classroom.”

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Therefore, he added, they should keep the student mindset in them alive, so that they could scale great heights in their profession. He urged the graduating students to follow the examples set by the doyens of the medical fraternity who were being given lifetime achievement awards today. He said the student mindset keeps one energetic throughout life.

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Highlighting the importance of the “convocation” (deekshant) in a student`s life, the Prime Minister said the first reference to a convocation was found in the “Taittiriya Upanishad” Shri Narendra Modi said a small action of a doctor, or a small interaction with a patient can provide life to that individual – since doctors are trusted a lot by society.

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He urged them to keep this in mind in their daily conduct. He said some doctors become popular because they bond with the patient, thereby giving the patient the confidence and strength to fight the disease.

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Explaining to the graduating students through several illustrations, that many people and sections of society, had done something, or made sacrifices, so that they could become doctors, the Prime Minister urged them to keep this in mind in their profession. He exhorted them to work with patients with the spirit that the patients have a `right` over them. He expressed hope that society would gain from their work, and the dream of a healthy India would be achieved.

The Prime Minister said that while Indian doctors have made a name for themselves across the world, India needs to step up medical research, to keep pace with a fast-changing world. Therefore, he urged the young doctors to record case-histories in specific areas as they go about their profession. He also urged them to work towards achieving a higher number of publications in scientific journals.

He urged the graduating students to keep a cheerful attitude towards life, even as they fulfilled their responsibilities as doctors and medical professionals, in all seriousness. The Prime Minister suggested that students from poor backgrounds, from nearby schools, could be invited as “special guests” to such convocation programmes. Such events could serve as unique inspirational moments for them, he said.

The Prime Minister also presented lifetime achievement awards to eminent professionals in the field of medical science, and medals and prizes to meritorious students.

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Historic results! I thank the people of Haryana and Maharashtra: PM on Assembly Election results

On 19th October 2014 the results for the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra were declared and the performance of the BJP in both the states was phenomenal. In Haryana the BJP secured a complete majority and in Maharashtra the BJP crossed 100 seats, becoming the first party to do so since 1990.

Congratulating the BJP Karyakartas and thanking the people of Haryana and Maharashtra for placing their faith in BJP the Prime Minister shared on Twitter:

Addressing a press conference at the Party Headquarters in New Delhi, the BJP President Shri Amit Shah highlighted the positive work by the Central Government and the personal connect of Shri Narendra Modi as among the important reasons behind the victory of the BJP.

 The BJP Parliamentary Board passed a resolution, terming the mandate as a reaffirmation of the popular faith in the BJP and in the leadership of the Prime Minister. The resolution also took note of the extensive campaigning of Shri Modi, which played a major role in the elections.

From various news editorials to eminent people from different walks of life, several people congratulated the BJP and Shri Narendra Modi for the phenomenal results. The BJP’s strategy of contesting all seats in both the states was appreciated.

Commenting about the win, Madhya Pradesh CM Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tweeted:

Rajasthan CM Smt. Vasundhara Raje too appreciated the role of the BJP Karyakartas and the efforts of the Central Government. She shared on Twitter:

Extending his good wishes on Twitter, Chhattisgarh CM Dr. Raman Singh Tweeted:

Gujarat CM Smt. Anandiben Patel described the verdict as the victory of development politics over everything else. She wrote:

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Foreign Minister of Nepal calls on PM

The Foreign Minister of Nepal Mr. Mahendra Bahadur Pandey called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Foreign Minister Pandey handed over the letter of invitation from Shri Sushil Koirala, Prime Minister of Nepal, for the 18th SAARC Summit, being held in Kathmandu on 26-27 November 2014.

Prime Minister Modi reiterated that he attached the highest level of priority to relations with SAARC countries and said he keenly looked forward to participating in his first SAARC Summit. He considered the SAARC as a vital instrument to add to the strength of each SAARC nation and advance collective action for shared prosperity in the region. Committing India’s full support to the SAARC process, he also expressed his strong belief that SAARC countries had much to learn from each other’s experiences and strengths. Prime Minister said that in addition to promoting regional connectivity and integration, SAARC countries should identify specific areas of common heritage, challenges and opportunities to foster region-wide cooperation.


Prime Minister Modi also conveyed his gratitude to the people and the Government of Nepal for the warmth and affection, as well as the extraordinary hospitality, which he received during his visit to Nepal in August. He welcomed the progress in key areas of bilateral relations since the visit. He also expressed hope for early completion drafting process of Nepal’s Constitution.

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