He later took a ride on the newly inaugurated metro line which will will extend from Whitefield (Kadugodi) to Krishnarajapura Metro Line of Bangalore Metro and will cover a distance of 13.7km.
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The new line of Bengaluru Metro is beneficial for five lakh to six lakh Bengalurians serving in information technology parks, export promotion industrial areas, malls, hospitals and several Fortune 500 companies, it was noted.
This route will be operated with five trains of each having six coaches bought from BEML Limited.
Speaking at the inauguration event, the Prime Minister hit out at political parties for not doing enough to support Indian languages for the sake of ‘political selfishness’ and ‘vote bank politics’.
He said, “Political parties played a game over languages without doing enough to support them.”
PM Modi also alleged that these parties did not want students from villages, the poor and those from backward class families to become doctors or engineers.
Highlighting the challenges faced by youth from villages and poor families in joining the medical profession, he said the BJP government headed by him understood these issues and provided them with the option of getting a medical education in Indian languages, including Kannada.
“Kannada is a prosperous language. It is a language that increases the pride of the country. Earlier governments did not take steps towards teaching medical, engineering and technical education in Kannada too,” Modi said.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi also inaugurated the Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (SMSIMSR).
SMSIMSR, which the Prime Minister inaugurated on Saturday, is a totally-free-of-cost medical college and hospital at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli in Chikkaballapura district.
It has been established by Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence.
Located in a rural area and established with a vision of de-commercialising medical education and healthcare, SMSIMSR would provide medical education and quality medical care — completely free of cost — to all, an official release said.
The institute will start functioning from the academic year 2023, it said.
Karnataka chief minister Basavaraj Bommai, state’s health minister K Sudhakar and Madhusudan Sai were also present at the event.
(With inputs from agencies)