PPC 2023: "Gadgets not smarter than YOU, use wisely", PM exhorts

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged the students to believe in their strengths and use electronic gadgets wisely and smartly. He further said that the average 6-hour screen time for gadget users in our country is "meaningless" that benefits only the makers.

"Indian People spend an average of 6 hours on screen. This is a matter of concern. Why be addicted to gadgets when God has given us an independent existence and individuality with immense potential?" PM Modi said during the 6th edition of the 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' programme in New Delhi.

Further, motivating the students for believing in themselves and their intelligence, the PM advised them to use the gadgets wisely.

"There is an average of 6 hours of screen time for a gadget user in India now. This certainly reflects the amount of time and energy any person drains out meaninglessly and without productivity.  This a matter of deep concern and a threat to the creativity of the people. Any person would feel "bliss" once he or she frees the self from the clutches of the misuse of technology PM Modi said.

He also enlightened the student to believe in their smartness and highlihgted the major mistake the students make by relying on gadgets. He reiterated to the students that the gadgets are means to help any person in the journey towards excellence and they can be used in a comparatively better way if used with the presence of mind.

"You have to decide who among you and the gadgets is smarter. Sometimes you believe that the gadgets are smarter- this is where the mistake begin. You will get better results once you start using the gadgets smartly," the PM urged.

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