Chief Minister stresses for a dedicated public-movement of development : Mumbai

Published By : Admin | January 23, 2009 | 12:36 IST
"Outlines the theme of Gujarat’s Social vision and its landmark achievements"

Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi has stressed the need for a mass-movement for development. According to him, the vision of development ought to conceptualize a social vision that transforms the economic conditions of deprived and under privileged classes; it should not get itself restricted up to wealth creation only. He was addressing the gathering at Mumbai, during the C.N.B.C. -18 India Business Leaders Award Distribution Ceremony today.

Chief Minister said, It would not be appropriate to create any controversy about the corporate social responsibility. We inherit a rich legacy and traditions, under which the privileged classes fulfil their social obligations. Over the years, we have adopted the cultural values that inspire the business wizards and industrial leaders to come forth to meet their social responsibility.

Addressing to a query that India can take a lead in 21st century, he said, Government should initiate a public movement for the development, the 100 crore Indians must vow to do something for India. Instead of corporate or government base development model, we must opt for a model of development which motivates the people to join the movement of development. During the freedom struggle, Mahatma Gandhi had successfully launched the mass movement for freedom. It is the need of time, that we motivate the people to emotionally join the movement for development .Gujarat has done a lot in this direction, the landmark achievements and the outcomes has astonished all. For speedy delivery of justice, Gujarat has started evening courts; as a result of it, as many as 4.5 lakh cases are already disposed. By the year 2010, we want to create an ideal situation that the year in which case is registered with the court; it should appear on the board during the same year.

Chief Minister elaborated upon the breakthroughs of Kanya Kelavani Abhiyan, which has successfully reduced the drop out rate from 41% to 2.5%, the “save the girl child campaign has addressed the issue of gender imbalance, previously the gender ratio was 802 girls/ 1000 boys, it has improved up to 894 girls /1000 boys. He expressed his resolve to eradicate the gender imbalance. Chiranjeev Yojana has saved thousands of mothers and newborns from the jaw of death.

Complimenting the business leaders, Chief Minister gave a call to launch a public movement of development, which participates 100 crore citizens with their deep emotional attachment and a sense of social obligation.

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