Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the Indian Space Association through video conferencing. During the interaction with the representatives of the space industry on this occasion, PM Modi said, when we talk about space reforms, our approach is based on 4 pillars. First, the private sector should get the freedom to innovate. Second, the role of the government as an enabler. Third, to prepare the youth for the future and fourth, to see the space sector as a resource for progress for the common man.
PM Modi said, there has never been such a decisive government in India today. The major reforms that are taking place in India today regarding the space sector and space tech are a link to this. I once again congratulate all of you for the formation of the Indian Space Association – Ispa.
PM Modi said in his address that the Indian space sector is a great medium for the progress of 130 crore countrymen. Better mapping, imaging and connectivity for us in the space sector i.e. common human beings! For us, there is better speed for the space sector i.e., from shipment to delivery for the entrepreneur.
Talking on self-reliant India, PM Modi said, ‘Self-reliant India campaign is not just a vision but also a well-thought-out, well-planned, integrated economic strategy. A strategy that will make India a Global Manufacturing Power House by enhancing the skilling capabilities of India’s entrepreneurs, India’s youth. A strategy that builds on India’s technological expertise, making India a global center for innovations. A strategy that will play a major role in global growth, enhance the reputation of India’s human resources and talent globally.
Government’s seriousness is visible from the decision related to Air India
He said, the government is moving ahead with a clear policy regarding public sector enterprises and is opening most such sectors to private enterprises where the government is not required. The decision taken now related to Air India shows the commitment and seriousness of the government.
The Prime Minister said, ‘We have seen how the trend of ruling space and space in the 20th century divided the countries of the world. Now in the 21st century, India will have to ensure that space plays an important role in uniting the world.
Tributes paid to Jai Prakash Narayan and Nanaji Deshmukh
During the program, PM Modi also remembered Jai Prakash Narayan and Nanaji Deshmukh. He said, ‘Today is also the birth anniversary of two great sons of the country, Bharat Ratna Jai Prakash Narayan Ji and Bharat Ratna Nanaji Deshmukh. Both these great personalities have played a big role in giving direction to post-independence India. By taking everyone along, with everyone’s efforts, how big changes come in the nation, their philosophy of life inspires us even today. I bow to Jai Prakash Narayan ji and Nanaji Deshmukh ji, pay my tributes.
What is Indian Space Association?
ISPA is the premier industry association of space and satellite companies, which aspires to be the collective voice of the Indian space industry. ISPA will advocate relevant policies as well as ensure its engagement with all stakeholders in the Indian space sector, including the government and its agencies. Underlining the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, ISPA will help to make India self-reliant, technologically advanced and a leading country in the space sector.
ISPA is represented by leading domestic as well as global companies with advanced capabilities in space and satellite technologies. The founding members of ISPA include Larsen & Toubro, Nelco (Tata Group), OneWeb, Bharti Airtel, MapmyIndia, Walchandnagar Industries and Anant Technology Limited. Other prominent members include Godrej, Hughes India, Azista-BST Aerospace Pvt Ltd, BEL, Centum Electronics, Maxar India.
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