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"Narendra Modi addresses Chintan Shibir organized by Indian Institute of Teacher Education"

Addressing the Navchintan Shibir organized by the Indian Institute of Teacher Education at Mahatma Mandir on Tuesday 24th September 2013, Shri Narendra Modi affirmed that the success of Ganatantra lies in Gunatantra (importance of merit) and that the IITE seeks to give emphasis to Gunatantra. Shri Modi said that in a time when the student is getting inquisitive to learn more, a true teacher must be one who inspires students to ask questions. “Let students come to school with lot of questions in their mind. Teachers should answer them and if a teacher does not know he or she must say I will answer it during the next period,” said Shri Modi. Speaking about the important of teachers, Shri Modi opined that a Mother gives birth to a child and it is the teacher who gives life to it.

The Chief Minister said that the idea of a Teacher’s University came to provide the right opportunities and training to those who aspired to be teachers and serve society. He talked about the importance of providing proper training to the teachers. Shri Modi believed that we cannot only live in the past and that we must think of future and create teachers on those lines. He pointed that IITE has completed only two years but the nation has taken note of this and it is seen as an initiative worth doing all over. 

Shri Modi talked about the relevance of the teaching profession in today’s age. Recalling his interaction with a girl from Dahod’s tribal communities who won a quiz competition, Shri Modi shared that the young girl dreamt of becoming a teacher and hearing this made him really happy. He opined that merely having knowledge is not enough, a good teacher must understand the mind of the student and connect with him or her. Likewise, he spoke about the importance of good communication skills in teaching.

Narendra Modi addresses Chintan Shibir organized by Indian Institute of Teacher Education

He pointed that in our culture knowledge was never merely served but it is earned. “Time is to embrace learning and not simply teaching. The importance of leaning is increasing,” said Shri Modi. 

During his speech Shri Modi spoke at length about the Gujarat Government’s Gunotsav and Shala Praveshotsav, saying how these initiatives were celebrated as Utsavs to bring about a positive change in the society.

Shri Modi placed prime importance on the dignity of teachers and there cannot be any harm on according adequate dignity to the teaching community. He also called for sending out teachers to the rest of the world and harnessing the skills of India’s young population in this regard. The Chief Minister called upon the teachers to embrace latest technology, saying that we should not even move an inch backwards when it comes to technology.

Noted spiritual leader, Bhai Shri Ramesh Oza said that no teacher is ordinary, but is a Guru to the students. He described the role of a teacher as a 24/7 duty and something that is different from other jobs. He also stressed on EQ along with IQ. Rameshbhai Oza congratulated Shri Modi for the completion of Mahatma Mandir with remarkable speed.

Education Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama spoke on the need of good teachers in society and pointed that Shri Modi is working in that direction. He shared that when Shri Modi took over in 2001 he dreamt of making Gujarat the Number 1 state and today he has succeeded in his dream. Professor Devraj of UGC congratulated Shri Modi for organizing such a meet and said that Gujarat is scaling great heights of progress under his leadership. Several academics from across the country joined the Chintan Shibir.

Narendra Modi addresses Chintan Shibir organized by Indian Institute of Teacher Education

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PM inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives worth over Rs. 1800 crores
July 07, 2022
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“Kashi today presents a picture of development with heritage”
“My Kashi is a great example of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas”
“The citizens of Kashi have given a message to the entire country that short-cuts cannot benefit the country”
“ The government has always tried to solve the problems of the poor, tried to support them in their happiness and sorrow”
“For us, development isn’t just glitter. For us, development means empowerment of the poor, downtrodden, deprived, backward, tribal, mothers and sisters”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of multiple projects worth over Rs. 1800 crores at an event at Dr Sampurnanand Sports Stadium, Sigra, Varanasi. Governor of Uttar Pradesh Smt Anandiben Patel, and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath were among those present on the occasion.

At the outset, the Prime Minister thanked the people of Uttar Pradesh and Kashi for the massive support that they gave in the recent elections.

The Prime Minister said that Kashi has always been alive and in constant flux. Now Kashi has shown a picture of the whole country which has a heritage as well as development. The Prime Minister said that schemes and projects of thousands of crores rupees have been completed and many are going on. He said the soul of Kashi is internal, however, relentless improvement in the body of Kashi is going on. He remarked that the development is making Kashi more mobile, progressive and sensitive. “My Kashi is a great example of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas”, he said.

The Prime Minister, who is MP from Kashi, commented “I am happy to see the way the aware citizens of Kashi have done the work to give direction to the country. The citizens of Kashi have given a message to the entire country that short-cuts cannot benefit the country.” He praised the local people for preferring long-lasting solutions and projects over temporary and short-cut solutions. He said improvements in infrastructure and other spheres have brought tourism to the city and created new opportunities for business and ease of living.

Talking about the upcoming Sawan month, the Prime Minister said devotees of Baba Vishwanath from all over the country and the world are going to come to Kashi in large numbers. This, he remarked, will be the first Sawan festival after the completion of the Vishwanath Dham project. He said people have experienced in the past months how much enthusiasm there is in the whole world about Vishwanath Dham. He said the government is moving ahead with a goal to make the experience of devotees as rich and easy as possible. Various Yatras of faith are being made easy and convenient.

“For us, development doesn't just mean glitter. For us, development means empowerment of the poor, downtrodden, deprived, backward, tribal, mothers and sisters”, the Prime Minister said. He said the government is working continuously on providing pucca houses and piped water to every household.

The Prime Minister said our government has always tried to solve the problems of the poor, tried to support them in their happiness and sorrow. From the free corona vaccine to the provision of free rations to the poor, the government has not left any opportunity to serve the people. Digital India, Ayushman Bharat, increasing medical infrastructure is creating new opportunities for the people. The Prime Minister remarked that on one hand, we are expanding the facilities for CNG-run vehicles to make the cities of the country smoke-free. On the other hand, we are also giving the option of connecting diesel and petrol-powered boats of our sailors with CNG and taking care of Ganga ji.

The Prime Minister also noted the enthusiasm of sportspersons for getting a new sports centre. The Prime Minister said that the government is working on making all facilities for Olympics sports available in Kashi. He said international facilities are being created in the redeveloped stadium at Sigra. This six decades-old stadium will be equipped with the facilities of the 21st century.

The Prime Minister asked the people of Kashi to keep Ganga and Varanasi clean and expressed the confidence that with the support of the people and blessings of Baba Vishwanath, all pledges for the city will be fulfilled.

Inauguration and foundation stone of multiple development initiatives

In the last eight years, the Prime Minister has put a lot of focus on infrastructure development in Varanasi. This has resulted in the transformation of the landscape of the city. The primary focus of this endeavour has been enhancing the ease of living for the people. Taking another step in this direction, during the programme, the Prime Minister inaugurated projects worth over Rs 590 crores. Among these are multiple initiatives under Varanasi Smart City and Urban Projects, including the re-development of Namo Ghat in Phase-I along with the construction of bathing jetty; conversion of diesel and petrol engines of 500 boats into CNG; redevelopment of Kameshwar Mahadev ward of Old Kashi and over 600 EWS flats constructed in village Harhua, Dasepur; new Vending Zone and urban place prepared under Lahartara-Chowka Ghat Flyover; tourist facility and market complex at Dashashwamedh Ghat; and 33/11 KV Substation at Nagwa under IPDS Work Phase-3.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated various road projects including the construction of Four Lane Road over Bridge (ROB) on Babatpur-Kapsethi-Bhadohi Road; Bridge on Varuna River on Central Jail road; widening of Pindra-Kathiraon Road; widening of Phoolpur-Sindhaura Link Road; strengthening and construction of 8 rural roads; construction of 7 PMGSY roads and widening of Dharsauna-Sindhaura road.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated various projects related to the improvement of sewerage and water supply in the district. These include rehabilitation of Old Trunk Sewer Line in Varanasi City through trenchless technology; laying of sewer lines; over 25000 sewer house connections in Trans Varuna area; leakage repair works in Sis Varuna area of the city; rural drinking water scheme at Taatepur village, etc. Various social and education sector-related projects to be inaugurated include ITI at Village Mahgaon, Phase-II of Vedic Vigyan Kendra in BHU, Govt. Girls Home at Ramnagar, Theme Park in Govt. Old Age Women Home at Durgakund.

The Prime Minister inaugurated a synthetic athletic track and synthetic basketball court in Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Sports Complex, Bada Lalpur and various police and safety fire projects including non-residential Police Station building at Sindhaura, construction of hostel rooms, barracks in Mirzamurad, Cholapur, Jansa and Kapsethi police stations and building of Fire Extinguisher Centre in Pindra.

During the programme, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for projects worth more than Rs 1200 crores. Among these are multiple road infrastructure projects including a six-lane widening of road from Lahartara - BHU to Vijaya Cinema; four-lane widening of road from Pandeypur Flyover to Ring Road; Four lanes of road from Kuchaheri to Sandaha; widening and strengthening of Varanasi Bhadohi Rural Road; construction of five new Roads and four CC roads in Varanasi rural area; construction of ROB near Babatpur railway station on Babatpur-Chaubeypur road. These projects will significantly help in reducing the traffic load on city and rural roads.

To give a fillip to tourism in the region, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of multiple projects including the development work of the Sarnath Buddhist Circuit under the World Bank-aided UP Pro-Poor tourism development project, construction of Paavan Path for Asht Vinakaya, Dwadash Jyotirling Yatra, Asht Bhairaw, Nav Gauri Yatra, Tourism Development work of five stoppages in Panchkosi Parikrama Yatra Marg and Tourism development various wards in Old Kashi.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation of Phase 1 of redevelopment works of Sports Stadium at Sigra.