Prime Minister Narendra Modi criticised past administrations for a significant number of Indian students moving overseas to seek medical education on Thursday, claiming that his administration has been striving to increase the number of medical institutions in the nation so that students may enrol themselves.
In a meeting with students from various regions of Uttar Pradesh who had returned from war-torn Ukraine, Modi expressed sympathy for those students and their families who had voiced their displeasure, even at him, after experiencing hardships in Ukraine.
The government has initiated “Operation Ganga” to evacuate Indian people, primarily students, from Ukraine, which Russia has attacked.
When they are no longer upset and comprehend the gravity of the exercise, they will demonstrate their devotion as well, the prime minister added, as numerous students thanked him and praised his administration for rescuing them when they had given up hope.
A strong India is a solution to these problems, Modi said, expressing sympathy for the youngsters who, he continued, had to go through such a traumatic experience at such a young age.
His administration is attempting to address past errors, he noted.
Previously, there were 300 to 400 medical colleges, but today there are about 700, according to Modi. According to him, the number of seats available has increased from 80,000-90,000 to 1.5 lakh.
This will be significant because young students will not have to fly overseas, and their families will not be subjected to such stress, he noted.