Vastavam web: Narendra Modi said knowledge should not be limited to literacy. Inaugurating the month-long ‘Reading Month’ celebration of P N Panicker Foundation here, he said foundation of good knowledge will be followed by a super structure of a better society.Stressing the need for digital literacy, Modi said, “I am happy to see that the foundation is now focusing on digital literacy and this is the need of the hour. I see big hope in such committed social movements. Such a move can make a big difference.”
“The youngsters have the capacity to make a better society and nation, and together we can once again make India a land of wisdom and knowledge,” the Prime Minister said.He also appealed to people to give a book instead of bouquet while greeting.Lauding Kerala’s achievements in the field of education and literacy, Modi said the southern state has been a “torch bearer and inspiration” to the country in this regard.
Modi also recalled the contributions of citizens, social organisations and religious leaders in the state’s achievements in education.”Kerala’s success in education could not have been achieved by governments alone. Citizens and social organisations have played an active role,” he said.Reading and knowledge should not be limited to expectations of work. We should develop the habit of social responsibility, service to the nation and humanity, he said.