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In a historic speech delivered at the BJP National Council Meet at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan, Shri Narendra Modi laid out a comprehensive, development oriented, inclusive and futuristic vision for India. Shri Modi affirmed that his idea of India was a nation where truth and non-violence reigned supreme, where there is a free flow of thoughts and where all faiths are treated equally. Shri Modi said that his idea of India is a nation where everyone lives peacefully and harmoniously as one family, where there is prosperity and happiness, where service of the poor is nothing less than service of God, where the Matru Shakti of the nation is honoured and where the Motherland is superior to heaven. The NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate affirmed that for several years the people chose rulers (Shasaks), now it is time for them to choose servants (Sevaks) for 60 months.

Shri Modi presented the development of India in the form of a vibrant and colourful rainbow, where each aspect adds its own distinct colour and value to the development of India. The seven things that make up the rainbow of India’s development are, India’s strong and deep rooted family system, Agriculture-Animal development, India’s Matru Shakti (women power), Natural Resources (Jal, Jameen, Jungle), Youth power, Vibrant Democracy and Knowledge. He talked at length about each and every of the above aspects and how each is crucial to India’s development.

On the governance side, Shri Modi said that for him the equal development of every region is important. He asked, “Why is the Eastern part of our nation yearning for more development? Why this imbalance? I assure you that the development of underdeveloped regions remains our priority. Be it Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, West Bengal and the North East, we believe in equal and all-round development.” 

Narendra Modi addresses BJP’s National Council at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

Shri Modi categorically stated that regional aspirations should not be seen as a problem but as opportunities for development, adding that every state must have the passion to develop. Shri Modi pointed that the federal structure of India must be respected not just as a part of the constitution but in letter and spirit. He said that the PM, CMs, Ministers at Centre, State must all work together, shoulder to shoulder for the development of India. He came down heavily on the big brother attitude of Delhi, saying that it should end.

He emphasized on emerging from the shadows of bad governance and embracing good governance. Shri Modi opined that good governance is not for the rich but for the poor. He commented that only bills will not do but what is needed is will and
dil (heart). He added that the nation has seen several acts but now it is time for action. Shri Modi avowed that good governance is not about doles but about development and delivery. Targeting the Prime Minister for forming a new committee for every problem Shri Modi said, “We do not need committees but we need commitment. The nation is already reeling under the burden of several committees formed in the last decade.”

Elaborating further on the governance vision, Shri Modi talked about the importance of skill development. He opined that there should be a separate court for black marketers and they should be punished at the earliest for their wrongs. He assured that all the relevant steps would be taken, including forming the right laws, task forces required to ensure that black money is back from abroad and it is used for the welfare of the poor. Shri Modi stressed on giving importance to next generation infrastructure including railways, gas grids, integration of river, optic fibre network etc. He called for seeing urbanisation as an opportunity and not as a threat. Shri Modi talked about twin cities and satellite towns that are modern and involve latest technology. He called for giving special focus to agro-infrastructure. On education, Shri Modi asked why cannot every state have an IIT, IIM and AIIMS? On the health sector, Shri Modi commented that the focus should be on wellness instead of curing sickness. Mincing no words about the fact that dignity of women is not always respected, Shri Modi said that the days of seeing women as homemakers have gone, now it is time to see them as nation builders.

Narendra Modi addresses BJP’s National Council at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

Shri Modi spoke about the vitality of creating a globally recognized and respected ‘Brand India’ that is built of 5 Ts- talent, tradition, tourism, trade and technology. 

On the political front, Shri Modi launched a scathing attack on the Congress Party for their anti-people policies and the elitist statements continuously made by their leaders. Describing the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as different from all other elections, Shri Modi pointed out that never before have things been in such a mess. He added that the 2014 Elections are not about a change of government but are a ray of hope for a billion Indians. Comparing the AICC session with the BJP National Council, Shri Modi affirmed that one was an attempt to save the party while the BJP National Council is thinking about how to save the nation.

Commenting on the failure of the Congress to declare a PM candidate, Shri Modi said that the Congress workers converged from all parts of India with a hope that the BJP candidate would be announced but all they got as more cylinders of gas. He effectively countered the view of the Congress Vice-President that the selection of PM happens by democracy and is decided by MPs. He asked where were democratic traditions in 1948, 1984 and in 2004? He further said that the real reason why the Congress is not naming the PM candidate because when defeat is starring at their face, no mother would ever sacrifice her son. Shri Modi also said that the Congress will give tickets to those people who have the Congress in their hearts whereas the BJP will give tickets to those who have the interests of the nation in their heart.

Narendra Modi addresses BJP’s National Council at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

Taking on the elitist remarks by Congress leaders and their anti-poor mindset, Shri Modi said that now all tea-sellers are experiencing a sense of pride across the nation. He remarked that some people have been brought up in such a way that they cannot see children of poor families, children belonging to the backward sections of India society rising on their own merit. “Who Naamdar Hain Aur Mai Kamdaar Hoon” remarked Shri Modi. Shri Modi added that the atmosphere across the nation is such that even those with no association with BJP and politics are writing to him and wanting to get involved in nation building. He told the Karyakartas to give topmost importance to the polling booth, saying that is where elections are won and lost.

The entire top leadership of the BJP, including Shri LK Advani, Shri Rajnath Singh, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Shri Arun Jaitley, Chief Ministers Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Dr. Raman Singh and other leaders were present.

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Srinagar Viksit Bharat Ambassadors Unite for 'Viksit Bharat, Viksit Kashmir'
April 20, 2024

Srinagar hosted a momentous gathering under the banner of the Viksit Bharat Ambassador or VBA 2024. Held at the prestigious Radisson Collection, the event served as a unique platform, bringing together diverse voices and perspectives to foster the nation's collective advancement towards development.

Graced by the esteemed presence of Union Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri as the Chief Guest, the event saw the attendance of over 400 distinguished members of society, representing influencers, industry stalwarts, environmentalists, and young minds, including first-time voters. Presidents of Chambers of Commerce, Federation of Kashmir Industrial Corporation, House Boat Owners Association, and members of the writers' association were also present.

The VBA 2024 meetup began with an interesting panel discussion on Viksit Kashmir, which focused on the symbiotic relationship between industry growth and sustainable development. This was followed by an interactive session by Minister Puri, who engaged with the attendees through an engaging presentation. Another event highlight was the live doodle capture by a local artist of the discussions.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri discussed how India has changed in the last decade. He said India is on track to become one of the world's top three economies, surpassing Germany and Japan soon.

 

"The country is set to surpass Germany and Japan and will become the world's third-largest economy by 2027-28," he said.

 

According to official estimates, India's economy is projected to reach a remarkable $40 trillion by 2040. Presently, the economy stands at approximately $3.5 trillion.

He also stressed that India's progress is incomplete without a developed Kashmir.

 

"Bharat cannot be Viksit without a Viksit Kashmir," he said.

Hardeep Puri reflected on India's economic journey, noting that in the 1700s, India contributed a significant 25% to the global GDP. However, as experts documented, this figure gradually dwindled to a mere 2% by 1947.

 

He highlighted how India, once renowned as the 'sone ki chidiya' (golden bird), lost its economic strength during British colonial rule and continued to struggle even after gaining independence, remaining categorized under the 'Fragile Five' until 2014.

 

Puri emphasized that the true shift in India's economic trajectory commenced under the Modi government. Over the past decade, the nation has ascended from among the top 11 economies to ranking among the top 5 globally.

The Union Minister also encouraged everyone to participate in the Viksit Bharat 2047 mission, emphasizing that achieving this dream requires the active engagement and coordination of all "ambassadors" of change.

He highlighted India's rapid progress in metro network development, stating that the operational metro network spans approximately 950 kilometres. He expressed confidence that within the next 2-3 years, India's metro network will expand to become the second-largest globally, surpassing that of the United States.

 

Regarding Jammu and Kashmir, he mentioned that through the Smart project, over 68 projects totalling Rs 6,800 crores were conceptualized, with Rs 3,200 crores worth of projects already completed.

 

He further stated that Jammu and Kashmir possesses more potential than Switzerland but has faced setbacks due to man-made crises. He emphasized the Modi government's dedication to the comprehensive development of the region.

The minister highlighted a significant government policy shift from women-centred to women-led development. Drawing from his extensive experience as a diplomat spanning 39 years, he shared that when a country transitions to women-led development, there is typically a substantial GDP increase of 20-30%. 

He mentioned that the government is actively pursuing this objective, citing examples such as the Awas Yojana, where houses are registered in the names of women household members, and the implementation of 33% reservation for women in elected bodies as part of this broader mission. 

He also provided insight into the transformative impact of the Modi government's welfare policies on people's lives. He highlighted the Ujjwala Yojana, noting that 32 crore individuals have received LPG cylinders, a significant increase from the 14 crore connections in 2014. Additionally, he mentioned the expansion of the gas pipeline network, which has grown from 14,000 km to over 20,000 km over the past ten years.

The Vision of Viksit Bharat: 140 crore dreams, 1 purpose 

The Viksit Bharat Ambassador movement aims to encourage citizens to take responsibility for contributing to India's development. VBA meet-ups and events are being organized in various parts of the country to achieve this goal. These events provide a platform for participants to engage in constructive discussions, exchange ideas, and explore practical strategies for contributing to the movement.

Join the movement on the NaMo App: https://www.narendramodi.in/ViksitBharatAmbassador

The NaMo App: Bridging the Gap

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's app, the NaMo App, is a digital bridge that empowers citizens to participate in the Viksit Bharat Ambassador movement. The NaMo App serves as a one-stop platform for individuals to:

Join the cause: Sign up and become a Viksit Bharat Ambassador and make 10 other people

Amplify Development Stories: Access updates, news, and resources related to the movement.

Create/Join Events: Create and discover local events, meet-ups, and volunteer opportunities.

Connect/Network: Find and interact with like-minded individuals who share the vision of a developed India.

The 'VBA Event' section in the 'Onground Tasks' tab of the 'Volunteer Module' of the NaMo App allows users to stay updated with the ongoing VBA events.