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"Narendra Modi interacts with women from all over India during Chai Pe Charcha"
"Narendra Modi shares his vision for women empowerment during Chai Pe Charcha"
"Women from across 1500 places question and interact with Shri Modi during Chai Pe Charcha"

 

On the evening of Saturday 8th March 2014, which is celebrated as International Women’s Day, Shri Narendra Modi joined the second round of Chai Pe Charcha in New Delhi. The Charcha was centred on the theme of women empowerment. Shri Modi shared glimpses of his vision for the empowerment of women both economically and socially. He said that women must be equal and integral parts of the development journey of India. He added that women must also be an integral part during decision-making process. 

Present on the occasion were eminent women from different walks of life who shared their views and asked questions to Shri Modi. The guests included Ms. Anjum Chopra (who has played cricket for India), Ms. Saachi Soni (a young women who climbed Mount Everest), Dr. Udeeta Tyagi (A doctorate in Chemistry, entrepreneur and eminent social worker), Ms. Deepa Malik (Arjuna Award winner and international para-athlete), Dr. Bharati Kashyap and Ms. Suma Shirur. Former IPS officer and noted social activist Dr. Kiran Bedi and eminent commentrator Shri Ashok Malik joined the round of debates and discussions during the Charcha. 

The Charcha was held across over 1,500 locations. Women from all over India asked questions to Shri Modi. This included from Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Sambalpur (Odisha), Delhi, Dehradun, Lucknow, Allahabad, Howrah, Jaipur, Gorakhpur. The international destinations included Kampala, London, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Washington DC and Sydney. 

Narendra Modi interacts with women from over 1500 locations across India

Answering a question on how Shri Modi will implement his vision of seeing women as nation builders and not only home makers, Shri Modi said, “We need to begin by ending discrimination. Discrimination is a very bad thing. Why must we see our sons and daughters differently? We need to become free from that. On issues of women empowerment there should be no compromise – be it birth of girl child, educating the girl child, good healthcare.”

Women from all over India were keen to know about how to improve the condition of women education across India. Shri Modi said that educating our women should be a priority for everyone. He opined, “If we educate a women we don’t only educate a person or a family but we educate generations. Women education is very important.” He went on to talk about the Gujarat Governments efforts to promote girl child education such as Shala Praveshotsav and Kanya Kelavani. Shri Modi recalled that when the government begun working on increasing girl child education, it was seen that sanitation facilities for girls were poor and to end that, the state government also made efforts in building better sanitation facilities for girls. Shri Modi shared that he auctions all the gifts he receives as CM and donates the proceeds to the cause of girl child education.

There were many questions that were centered on the issue of women security. Shri Modi categorically stated that if a man commits a crime against a woman, it is not only he himself but also every single man who must feel ashamed. He added that every problem as a solution and for that one needs Irade and Niyat. Shri Modi pointed that the Centre announced a Nirbhaya Fund of Rs. 1,000 crore with a lot of fanfare last year and even made additions to it this year but nothing was spent for productive purposes. Similarly, a call centre devoted to women’s safety was closed due to lack of resources to pay salaries. “This non-sensitive attitude will not do,” Shri Modi opined.

Narendra Modi interacts with women from over 1500 locations across India

In response to a question on the importance of women in agriculture, Shri Modi said, “Women have an important role in agriculture. They have to work very hard…but there is a technology. We need to introduce technology, which will help us harness the potential of women in agriculture. We need to divide the agriculture sector into three parts- regular farming, farming of trees and animal husbandry. If we are able to do this, the contribution of our women will increase even more. I see the contribution of women in agriculture in tribal areas is immense. All this will increase productivity.”

Women wanted to know about the Gujarat Government’s unique initiative of women guards to protect the Gir Lion. Shri Modi threw light on how this effort of the Gujarat government has yielded very successful results. 

Shri Modi talked about the vitality of proper healthcare facilities for women particularly facilities for maternal health. North East women representatives asked Shri Modi some questions. He said that national integration is the way ahead. Talking about the police force from North East, he said their English skills could be very handy.

Narendra Modi interacts with women from over 1500 locations across India

On the economic empowerment of women, Shri Modi pointed, “Economic freedom is very important for women empowerment. They must be partners in economic development also. I have seen that women are very good at adapting to latest technology. We should link women and technology upgradation. Similarly, micro finance and value addition are very important.” Shri Modi spoke about Mahila Gruh Udyogs and how good raw material, packaging and good branding and packaging will also help women. He gave the example of Lijjat Papads.

Shri Modi affirmed that it is very important for women to be encouraged to shine of the sports field. He gave the examples of the Gujarat Government’s Khel Mahakumbh and how there are efforts to integrate more and more women athletes in the Mahakumbh and on the sports field. During the Charcha, Shri Modi outlined his vision on how to focus on women empowerment keeping in mind the fast pace of urbanisation.

Dr. Kiran Bedi lauded the vision of Shri Narendra Modi and pointed that he can change the destiny of this country with his vision. Dr. Bedi made three suggestions to Shri Modi. They were, internships to students in government offices, a national crime prevention plan where various stakeholders are involved and facilities to train future leaders and those interested in policy. Shri Modi thanked Dr. Bedi for her suggestions and talked about the CM Fellowship programme of the Gujarat government where youngsters spend a year or two in various government departments. He spoke of how this was a very beneficial exercise. He also talked about the Samras Gram Yojana and how all women Panchayats have empowered women and encouraged them to join decision making at the local level.

Narendra Modi interacts with women from over 1500 locations across India

Narendra Modi interacts with women from over 1500 locations across India

Narendra Modi interacts with women from over 1500 locations across India

Narendra Modi interacts with women from over 1500 locations across India

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PM to visit Himachal Pradesh on 5th October
October 03, 2022
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PM to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore
PM to inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur, whose foundation stone had also been laid by PM
PM to lay foundation stone of project for four laning of National Highway worth over Rs 1690 crore
Project will boost industrial development and tourism in the region
PM to lay foundation stone of Medical Device Park at Nalagarh and inaugurate Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla
PM to participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Himachal Pradesh on 5th October, 2022 where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore. At around 11:30 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur. After that, he will reach Luhnu Ground of Bilaspur at around 12:45 PM, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects and also address a public function. Prime Minister will reach the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu at around 3:15 PM, where he will participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

AIIMS Bilaspur

Prime Minister's vision and commitment to strengthen health services across the country is being showcased again through the inauguration of AIIMS Bilaspur. The Hospital, whose foundational stone was also laid by the Prime Minister in October 2017, is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

AIIMS Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 specialty & 17 super specialty departments, 18 modular operation theaters, 750 beds with 64 ICU beds. Spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines like ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI etc, Amrit Pharmacy & Jan Aushadhi Kendra and also a 30 bedded AYUSH block. The Hospital has also set up the Centre for Digital Health to provide health services in the tribal and inaccessible tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. Also, specialist health services will be provided by the hospital through health camps in the inaccessible tribal and high Himalayan regions like Kaza, Saluni, and Keylong. The hospital will admit 100 students for MBBS Course and 60 students for nursing courses every year.

Development projects

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of around 31 km long project for four laning of the National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh on NH-105, worth over Rs. 1690 crore. The project road is a major connecting link for the traffic from Ambala, Chandigarh, Panchkula and Solan /Shimla going towards Bilaspur, Mandi and Manali. About 18 km stretch of this four-lane national highway falls under Himachal Pradesh and the remaining portion falls in Haryana. This highway will ensure better transport facilities in Nalagarh-Baddi, the industrial hub of Himachal Pradesh, and will also give a fillip to further industrial development in the region. It will also boost tourism in the state.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of about Rs 350 crore. MoUs of more than Rs. 800 crore have already been signed for setting up industries in this Medical Device Park. The project will significantly enhance employment opportunities in the region.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla. Costing about Rs 140 crore, the college will help make available trained manpower for hydro power projects, in which Himachal Pradesh is one of the leading states. It will help in upskilling the youth and providing ample job opportunities in the hydro power sector.

Kullu Dussehra

The International Kullu Dussehra Festival will be celebrated from 5th to 11th October 2022 at Dhalpur Ground of Kullu. The Festival is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of more than 300 Deities of the Valley. On the first day of the Festival, the Deities in their well decorated palanquins pay their obeisance at the temple of the Chief Deity Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and then proceed to the Dhalpur Ground. Prime Minister will witness this divine Rath Yatra and the grand assembly of the Deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. It will be the first time ever that the Prime Minister of the country is participating in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.