NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to one of the icons of India's freedom struggle Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary, saying his intellect, courage and idea of "swaraj" continue to inspire people. He also shared a brief video of one of his 'Mann ki Baat' programmes in which he had referred to Tilak's efforts to unite people against the British rule. "India bows to Lokmanya Tilak on his 100th punya tithi (death anniversary). His intellect, courage, sense of justice and idea of Swaraj (self rule) continue to inspire," Modi tweeted. The prime minister recalled how Tilak evoked self-confidence among people and gave the slogan 'Swaraj is our birthright and I shall have it'.
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reiterated his appeal to citizens for buying 'Made in India' products and said that if people buy local products and become 'vocal for local' then they are playing a role in strengthening the country. "If you buy local and become vocal for local, then you are playing your role to make the country strong - this is also a type of service to the nation. Be it any profession, there is scope for service to the nation," the Prime Minister said while addressing the nation through the 66th episode of his monthly programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. The Prime Minister said that India is continuously making efforts to move forward in the field