Chief Minister felicitated by leaders of 12 most backward classes

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Chief Minister felicitated by leaders of 12 most backward classes

Gujarat Government directs 25 per cent of budget for development of Scheduled Castes should be spent on most backward classes – Narendra Modi

 

Gandhinagar, Thursday: With a view to ensuring no section of the society lags behind in the march up to development, Chief Minister Narendra today said that Gujarat Government is constantly busy for qualitative improvement of all people.

Replying to his felicitation jointly by the 12 most backward communities of the state under the aegis of Bechar Swami Ati Pacchhat Samaj Vikas Board at the Town Hall here, Mr. Modi said that there is new hope among the most backward communities for development and the government is keen to fulfill their aspirations.

He said that his government’s accords priority to take the poorest sections of the society out of age-old suffering, insult and neglect. The process of development would not stop till everybody doesn’t become a beneficiary. His government would fulfill the dreams of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.

He has directed that 25 per cent of the budget amount for the development of scheduled castes be directly spent on the most backward castes. Gujarat has created a record of providing housing units to all the people living Below Poverty Line (BPL) of 0-16 Points. Efforts are on to include all falling between 17-20 Points.

The Chief Minister appealed to backward community people to completely discard social evils and addictions and get education.

Speaking on the occasion, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Fakirbhai Vaghela said it was because the Chief Minister realized the anguish of backward communities that Bechar Swami Ati Pachhat Jati Board has been converted into full-fledged autonomous Corporation with a budget of Rs.1.25-crore.

Education Minister Ramanlal Vora hoped various schemes being implemented by the new corporation would help the target groups. He said the government has allocated Rs.33.crore to commemorate seers and saints belonging to the backward classes.

Earlier, Board Chairman Poonambhai Makwana delivered the welcome address and Director Pravin Pandya proposed a vote of thanks.

Others present on the occasion included Ahmedabad Deputy Mayor Darshanaben and BJP SC Morcha State President Jivraj Chauhan.

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“Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments”
“Experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind”
“Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that”
“In today's era when technology’s influence is all pervasive, there should be technology and IT revolution in the field of music also”
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The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to Pandit Jasraj on the occasion of the Jayanti of the doyen of Indian Classical Music. The Prime Minister talked of the personification of immortal energy of music by Pandit Jasraj and lauded Durga Jasraj and Pandit Shaarang Dev for keeping alive the glorious legacy of the maestro. The Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of the Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister touched upon the vast knowledge imparted by the sages of Indian music tradition. Shri Modi said that the strength to feel the cosmic energy and ability to see music in the flow of universe is what makes Indian Classical music tradition so exceptional. “Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister praised Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation for their goal of preserving India’s rich heritage of art and culture. He asked the Foundation to focus on two key aspects of this age of technology. Firstly, he said that Indian Music should create its identity in this age of globalisation. He said that the experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind. “Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that”, he said.

Secondly, the Prime Minister said that in today's era when technology’s influence is all pervasive, there should be technology and IT revolution in the field of music also. He called for startups dedicated solely to music, based on Indian instruments and traditions.

He also dwelled on recent efforts to regenerate the centres of culture and art like Kashi. The Prime Minister said that India has shown the way to a secured future to the world through its faith in environment preservation and love for nature. “In this Indian journey of development along with heritage, ‘Sabka Prayas’ should be included”, he concluded.