New Delhi, May 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government was taking steps to empower the poor of the country as he always wanted to work for the poor people.
"I have always wanted to work for the poor. We think of new initiatives, we take feedback on initiatives," Modi said in his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address.
He said various steps are being taken to ensure that the poor are empowered.
Talking about the recently-launched DD Kisan channel, the prime minister said it gave him a "lot of joy".
Describing the channel as an "open university", Modi said, "Kisan TV channel is a channel where both the teacher and the student are farmers."
Modi congratulated students who passed the Central Board of Second Education (CBSE) examinations and told the student community that success and failure are a part of life.
"(CBSE) Board exam results are out. I congratulate those who have passed the exams," Modi said in his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'.
The prime minister, however, asked those not successful or scored low marks in their exams not to lose heart.
"Success and failure are a part of life. We can learn a lot from failure also," he added.
Modi also said many people told him that his radio address before the exams was very helpful. "But, the reason for student's success is their hard work."