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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi said he likes to dress in a  “simple and sober” manner and that his clothes were not made by any fashion designers, on Friday.

26-1437894584-narendramodi6Asked by a student about his fashion sense and the man behind it, Modi said: “I don’t know why people think I have a fashion designer who styles me. I only dress simple and sober.”

The prime minister was speaking to students on the eve of Teacher’s Day here at the Manekshaw Centre. His interaction with students was broadcast to schools on big screens across the country.

The prime minister also narrated a story how he shortened his full-sleeved Kurta in his childhood days.

“I had to wash my clothes myself and full-sleeved shirts would take more time to clean, so I shortened off the sleeves. It made my work easier and I started wearing more short-sleeved clothes.”

He said as Gujarat has moderate climate, the half-sleeved kurta “kept him cool and he could easily carrying them.”

Modi said he always liked to dress well, and being from a modest family, there was no money to get his clothes ironed. He overcame this by putting smouldering charcoal in a round bottomed vessel, a lota, and used that as a pressing iron.

He said he did believe that one should dress for the occasion and well.

He also told students how he used to whiten his canvas shoes in his school days. “I used to take chalk butts left behind by the teachers and rub it on my shoes to whiten them,” Modi said.

It is the second year that the prime minister is interacting with students on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, which celebrates the birthday of India’s second president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. 

(with inputs from IANS)

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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)