Media has a key role in achieving social transformation: PM Modi | India News

Kozhikode: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the media plays a vital role in ensuring the active participation of people from all walks of life to ensure large-scale transformation in India.
Inaugurating the one-year centenary celebrations of the online daily Mathrubhumi, Modi said on Friday that the positive impact played by the media could be seen in the implementation of ambitious projects like Swachh Bharat Mission and the popularization of yoga, fitness and the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao program.
“For a nation to grow, making good policies is one aspect; but to enable policies to succeed and ensure that large-scale transformation takes place, the active participation of all walks of society is needed. this, the media plays a vital role,” he said, adding that each media house has taken over the Swachh Bharat mission.
Modi pointed out that Mathrubhumi is a key part of the glorious tradition of newspapers and journals founded across India to unite the people against colonial rule. He said that in our time, the world expects a lot from India. He said that, propelled by talented youth, India was heading towards self-reliance.
Elaborating on the measures taken by the government on this front, he said that unprecedented reforms had been introduced to boost the economic progress of the country and production-related incentives had been introduced in different sectors to encourage local businesses.
He added that India’s startup ecosystem has never been so vibrant in the field of technological advancement. In more than four years, the number of UPI transactions has increased more than 70 times. This shows people’s eagerness to embrace positive change, he said. He added that Rs 110 lakh crore was being spent on a national infrastructure pipeline.