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I was never a good student, PM Modi tells AIIMS graduates


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a convocation of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the national capital and said, "I was never a good student, nor did I get a chance to receive an award."

While addressing the convocation, Modi advised the students to keep the student in them alive. "You must keep the student in you alive. That is when something can be done. Do not think your student life has ended here," he said. Modi said that India is way behind in the field of medical research and much more needs to be done.

Modi also laid stress on inviting students from poor background during such events so that they are also inspired. "During convocations can we have special guests? It should be a student from a poor background. He/she should come and see this. By doing so the children will feel- this should happen in my life also. The impact can be big. It has great strength," he said.

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