"We can only fulfill Kalam's dream if the next generation work towards developing technology to which can be used in day-to-day life," he said during his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'.

He added: "Technology keeps changing from time-to-time, you can't hold technology. The coming century is technology-driven. Therefore, we must focus on research and innovation in technology.

"He further said that the government has launched 'Atal Innovation Mission' to create an ecosystem for innovation in technology."Let us aim to innovate. The NITI Ayog is promoting Atal Innovation Mission which will create an ecosystem for innovation, experiment and entrepreneurship.

This will also create employment opportunities", he added.Modi also said that the government has allocated separate funds to set up tinkering labs and implementation centres to for Atal Innovation Mission."The government will sanction Rs 10 lakh to set up tinkering labs in schools.

The government received as many as 13,000 applications from schools to set up tinkering labs."We have also allocated Rs 10 crore to set up new implementation centre strengthen existing ones," the Prime Minister added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that he was ready to play "postman" in sending best wishes to Indian contingent at Rio Olympic Games 2016, scheduled to begin on August 5.

"A sports 'Mahakumbh' is being organised. The whole world will play. Every country will watch its players very closely and we too will do the same. I am ready to send your messages to our players," PM Modi said in his Mann ki Baat radio programme.

"A person does not become a player overnight. It takes a lots of hard work and patience," said the Prime Minister wishing well to the biggest ever Indian sports contingent in Rio. India is sending a contingent of 119 players to the Rio Olympic Games slated to begin from August 5.

Expressing concern over pregnancy related deaths and other complications, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government hospitals and other facilities will provide free medical care to needy pregnant women in the country.

During his 'Mann Ki Baat' address to the nation, PM Modi called upon doctors across the country to join in the government's mission to provide free medical care once in a month to pregnant women in their areas.

"The government of India has started a mission to help such women. Lots of doctors have already written to me, but we will need more," he said, adding that on 9th day of every month pregnant woman will be checked and given medical aid at government hospitals free of cost.

 

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