PM Modi addressing a webinar on implementation of the Union Budget provisions in the education sector
PM Modi addressing a webinar on implementation of the Union Budget provisions in the education sector

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that India has already tested hydrogen vehicle and we have to make ourselves industry-ready to utilise hydrogen as a fuel for transport.

Addressing a webinar on implementation of the Union Budget provisions in the education sector, he said that doors are being opened for talented youth in several sectors such as space, atomic energy and agriculture as limiting knowledge and research is a big injustice to the country's potential.

He said the new National Education Policy has encouraged the use of local language and now it is the responsibility of all academics and experts of every language to prepare the best content available in the country and the world in Indian languages.

This is definitely possible in this era of technology, he asserted.

Modi said education, skill, research and innovation were the second biggest focus of budget after health.

"India has tested the Hydrogen Vehicle. Now we've to make ourselves industry-ready to utilize hydrogen as a fuel for transport. Future Fuel, Green Energy are very important to make 'Energy' self-sufficient. Hence, 'Hydrogen Mission' announced in the Budget is a huge resolution," Modi said.

"The Union Budget has broadened our efforts to link education with employability and entrepreneurial capability," he said. As a result of these efforts, India today is among the top three countries in terms of scientific publications, Modi said.

Limiting knowledge and research is a big injustice to the country's potential, the prime minister said.

"With this thinking, doors of several sectors such as space, atomic energy, DRDO, agriculture, are being opened for our talented youth," Modi said.

To build a self-reliant India, confidence in the youth of the country is important, he said, asserting that confidence only comes when the youth has complete faith in their education and knowledge.

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