Ban on red beacons aimed at ending VIP culture mindset: PM

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The Central Government on Wednesday banned the use of red beacon atop vehicles of dignitaries, including the central and state ministers and other VVIPs. The red beacons were one of the important components of the VIP culture, and in recent times, many politicians and bureaucrats were using it as a show of power and status symbol.

"Generally, there is an atmosphere of hatred for the VIP culture in the country". The government's decision to ban the red beacons will significantly help eliminate VIP culture in the country.

Calling for fighting the VIP mindset, he said, "experience tells us that whereas the red beacon used to be fixed atop the vehicle, atop the auto, slowly and steadily it permeated into the psyche and got firmly entrenched in the mindset".

"The exit of the red beacon through a government decision is part of a system". New India's concept is that instead of a VIP let's have EPI - Every Person is Important.

The Pm said that every person is Important in this country. "Every person has his or her own importance, every person possesses a sagacious aura, Mahaatmya, in a unique manner", the Prime Minister said.

"If we recognise the importance of 123 crore citizens of the country, imagine the big strength that the country will have in fulfilling the grand dreams".

Talking about space diplomacy, Modi said the South Asia Satellite was an appropriate example of India's commitment towards the region.

The scheme is valid till October 14. People are using mobiles to make digital payments.

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PM Modi ended the Mann Ki Baat by saying, "We have always believed in "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" and it's not only in context of India, but the world". The satellite will go a long way in addressing the region's economic and development priorities, he said.

Soon after taking over as the prime minister in 2014, Modi had made a unilateral proposal of India launching the satellite whose data would be shared with the eight Saarc countries for their development.

Stressing on the importance of having practical knowledge along with theoretical, Modi asked the young to move out of their comfort zone and gather new experiences and skills.

Modi also referred to the relevance of the teachings of Buddha in the present scenario of wars, conflicts, violence and arms race and announced that he would be celebrating Buddha's birth anniversary in Sri Lanka this year.

Appealing to the youth, Mr Modi asked them do something out of the box.

- Before Mann Ki Baat, I get so many messages, thoughts and ideas on MyGov, Narendra Modi App, by post.

The Prime Minister also raised concern over climate change, which he noted was not only an issue of seminars and conferences but was also being experienced now.

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