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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