Round Table Discussion on "Prime Minister's visit to Indonesia: an Overview" by Prof. Baladas Ghoshal (Secretary General, Society for Indian Ocean Studies) on 12 July 2018 at 5.30 PM, SPMRF Conference Room, 9, Ashoka Road, New Delhi

Salient Points of PM Narendra Modi’s address to the Young Entrepreneurs at the “Champions of Change” initiative organised by NITI Aayog on 17 Aug, 2017

  • With changing times, we have to change our processes and systems
  • Important to integrate the strengths of society with our systems
  • Remember how Padma Awards were given earlier? We brought in a ‘small’ change- people can recommend names for awards, unlike the past
  • The Padma Awards given this year include exemplary success stories, who have been working silently and tirelessly on the ground
  • We believe every citizen has something or the other to contribute to the nation & we want to integrate these strengths with our growth
  • Policy makers in Government are relatively senior…the group I am meeting today is young. I want both to work together for India’s good
  • I have found senior officials in the Government seeing opportunities in the new ideas shared
  • Along with good ideas, let us work towards the roadmap and institutional arrangements to fulfil the ideas
  • It is unfortunate that corruption was institutionalised. The time has come to change this. The time for middlemen is over
  • Middlemen are out of work in this Government and they are the ones who are most unhappy
  • Innovation is life. When there is no innovation, there is stagnation
  • We have big placements in leading business schools, the same way why can’t we have placements recruiting teachers with good pay packages
  • We need to create an atmosphere where our youngsters want to be teachers and educate others
  • An effective means to improve quality of education is technology
  • Only Governments & Government initiatives will not make a New India. Change will be powered by each and every citizen of India
  • As CEOs, you can sit with your teams and discuss with them- what can we do for the next five years, for a New India
  • Every one of us is equally patriotic and wants India to scale new heights of progress. There is no difference in our love for the nation

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