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New Delhi: The group of BJP loyalists working towards strengthening the party’s functioning among the Indian diaspora, Overseas Friends of BJP, is soon going to become a formal, structured body.

It will work as a pressure group in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, Canada and the UAE, reports The Economic Times.

“We plan to make the Overseas Friends of BJP a structured body that works on a sustained basis throughout the year,” said a source in the BJP. “It would work as a pressure group for India’s cause in these countries and be in touch with the governments, political parties, influential professionals and other bodies. The diaspora should sell India’s strengths to the people and government in these countries.”

The main concept behind structuring the group is to strengthen India’s domination in the countries where the group presently operates.

According to the website of Overseas Friends of BJP, USA, the group is dedicated to working towards projecting a positive and correct image of India and its people in the U.S. and foreign media, and correct any distortions in the media’s reporting of current events taking place in India.

The group will be managed and operated by the same people who are responsible for handling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign trips. Also, the group will be called by the same name in all countries except the Muslim-dominated country, UAE.(Inputs from agencies)

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PM Modi Advises Scientists To Use Science to Improve Lives

PM Narendra Modi tells Scientists to use science to improve the lives of citizens

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Prime Minister Modi tells scientists that science and technology should be used to bettering the lives of citizens. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon scientists to take up challenges in their research for bettering the daily lives of common citizens, especially farmers, help in reaching clean drinking water, solar power to the people, and solving problems such as pollution.

Highlighting the importance of ‘science for society’, Modi said when all “scientists, all citizens, will move forward with this understanding, both the country and mankind will be benefited”.

“To know the connection between science and society, we have to give answers to some questions. Everybody knows the pollution problem due to increased use of plastic. Can our scientists take up the challenge to come up with saleable and cost effective material which can take the place of plastic?” the Prime Minister asked while inaugurating the India International Science Festival through video conferencing from Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi highlights the importance of ‘Science for Society’. Wikimedia Commons

Modi exhorted scientists assembled from India and abroad for the mega event whether they can take up the challenge to find a better way to store energy or electricity.

“Can we get a solution so that the use of solar power can go up, can we come up with an innovation related to battery and other infrastructure to reach electric mobility to the common man?

“Have we thought of doing something in our lab which can improve the lives of crores of people? Can we find a solution to local drinking water problems and reach clean drinking water to the people?” he asked.

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Modi also urged scientists to ponder over whether they can invent something which would cut down healthcare cost, and benefit peasants by increasing their income.

“We have to think how use of science can help in easing the lives of the people,” he said. (IANS)