CM felicitates Raval Yogi people for community upliftment initiatives

Published By : Admin | April 21, 2012 | 14:18 IST

CM addresses convention of Raval Yogi Community 

Centre’s decision of snatching 4% reservation benefits from
the quota of Baxi Panch is afflictive for socially and educationally backward class people: CM 

Raval community is extremely hardworking and believes in peaceful co existence: CM

Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi today described the Centre’s decision of allotting 4% reservation benefit to the minorities from the 27% Baxi Panch quota as afflictive for the socially and economically backward classes of people. Referring to the Centre’s move, Shri Modi said that by causing pain to the people of the backward classes, the Centre would not be able to enjoy power for long.

Shri Modi was speaking at a convention of the Raval Yogi community, which belongs to the Baxi Panch at Gandhinagar. Shri Modi felicitated dedicated individuals of the Raval community, which included 10 dignitaries of the community and 21 others who had contributed for the upliftment of the community. Shri Modi also released a book ‘Aapno Raval Samaj’ in the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Modi expressed happiness in the fact that this was the first time such a function was happening and lauded the community members for organizing it. He reaffirmed the need of standing united as a community, as a society for overall development.

The Chief Minister also remembered the invaluable contribution of his teachers who belonged to the Raval community in shaping his life. He remembered how his teacher Shambhubhai went all around the state leading an effort to have better handwriting among children. After being blessed by such stalwarts of the Raval community, coming here at such a convention is like coming home, Shri Modi said.

Shri Modi strongly reaffirmed the need to spread education, both among boys and girls in the community. He said that those communities that realized the value of education have done really well. He said the fruits of building schools for the community would be far more than any other step taken.

Shri Modi said that the Raval community is an extremely hard working community that has always believed in peaceful coexistence. He said they had never come in the way of others and that was their strength. He said that unlike in some other communities, those individuals of the Raval community who do well do not turn their back on the community and this is an extremely positive thing. He said that for the development of Gujarat, it is important the Raval community also develops.

The Chief Minister stated that Gujarat is moving ahead on the path of ‘Sauno Saath, Sauno Vikas’(All together, growth for all). He gave the example of the Garib Kalyan Mela where the state government was going to the poorest of the poor to secure their well-being. He said that the government had given housing to the most backward of communities and the only condition for giving the house was that the community must educate their children! He again reminded that there could be no compromise on education.

Shri Modi spoke about the importance the Government had given skill building and he appealed to the youth to go to it is for new opportunities and skill building. He also asked to take benefits of the educational schemes, which the state government has floated, for the backward communities. He said that education helps the people to keep away from addictions and ill customs.

Chairman of Gujarat Housing Board Shri Jayanti Barot, Chairman of Gujarat Thakor and Koli Vikas Nigam Shri Punjaji Thakor, Labh Infrastructure’s Shri Lakshman Raval and people of Raval community in large numbers were present on the occasion.

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Continuing his election campaigning spree, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed a public meeting in Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. PM Modi extends his heartfelt wishes to the entire nation on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti. He said, “Whether it was 2014 or 2019, Rajasthan united to bless the BJP with the strength to form a powerful government in the country. You secured 25 out of 25 seats for the BJP.”

At the start of his public meeting, the PM remarked, “Remember, every time we are divided, the enemies of the nation have taken advantage. Even now, efforts are being made to divide Rajasthan, to divide its people. Rajasthan must remain vigilant against this.”

Addressing the huge gathering in Tonk-Sawai Madhopur, PM Modi stated, “You all were freed from the clutches of Congress just a few months ago. The wounds inflicted by the Congress party while in power are something the people of Rajasthan cannot forget. Congress made Rajasthan number one in cases of atrocities against women. You all know why the industry in Tonk shut down due to certain antisocial elements. However, since Bhajan Lal Sharma came, the mafia and criminals have been forced to flee Rajasthan. Even the Paparleak mafia has cooled down after Bhajan Lal's legal crackdown.”

Reminiscing an unacceptable incident happened in Karnataka, PM Modi said, “As we speak on Hanuman Jayanti today, I'm reminded of a picture from a few days ago. It's from Congress-ruled Karnataka. Recently, a shopkeeper there was brutally beaten simply because he was listening to the Hanuman Chalisa. You can imagine... in the reign of Congress, even listening to the Hanuman Chalisa is considered a sin.”

He further added, “Following one's faith becomes difficult under Congress rule, and Rajasthan has suffered because of it. Just a few days ago, we celebrated Ram Navami. For the first time after Congress's departure, a peaceful procession was held. During Congress's tenure, Ram Navami celebrations were banned in Rajasthan. Congress provided government protection to stone-pelters during processions. In a state like Rajasthan where people chant Ram-Ram, Congress banned Ram Navami.”

Continuing from his previous remarks PM Modi reiterated his charge that Congress, if voted to power, will conduct wealth survey to seize the assets of people and take away their life-long savings. He said, “Congress is plotting to snatch your property and distribute it to their special people. When I exposed their politics, they got so angry that they started abusing me. I want to know from Congress why are they so afraid of the truth?” PM Modi also alleged that one of the Congress leaders would conduct X-ray scans of people's properties and distribute them to their favored individuals.

“As soon as the Congress came to power at the center in 2004, one of its first initiatives was attempting Muslim reservation in Andhra Pradesh. This was a pilot project that the Congress wanted to implement nationwide. Between 2004 and 2010, the Congress made four attempts to introduce Muslim reservation in Andhra Pradesh, but due to legal hurdles, the plans were not realized,” the PM added.

Slamming the opposition for going against the constitution, PM Modi asserted, “The truth is that when the Congress and the INDI Alliance were in power, they wanted to grant reservation to one section of the society by cutting into the quotas meant for Dalits and backward classes, which is completely against the Constitution. The reservation rights that Dr. Babasaheb gave to Dalits, backward classes, and tribals, the Congress and the INDI Alliance wanted to give them to specific minorities based on religion.”

Furthermore, the Prime Minister said, “Amid these conspiracies of the Congress, today Modi is giving you an open guarantee. The reservation for Dalits, backward classes, and tribals will not end, nor will it be distributed in the name of religion. In 2020, the constitutional deadline for reservation was ending, it is Modi who has extended reservation for Dalits and tribals for another 10 years.”

Outlining his vision for creating modern infrastructure, PM Modi iterated, “Congress didn't let the most crucial ERCP project pass for Rajasthan. The BJP government approved the ERCP project within three months. The ERCP project will bring significant benefits to Tonk-Sawai Madhopur. It's the BJP that is building modern infrastructure across the country. The country's largest Delhi-Mumbai Expressway passes through Sawai Madhopur. The government has also approved the doubling of the Jaipur-Sawai Madhopur railway line. A medical college is also being prepared for better medical facilities in this area.”

Urging the people of Rajasthan to vote for BJP, PM Modi said, “The next phase of voting is on April 26th. Wherever I have gone in Rajasthan recently, the people of the state have blessed me abundantly. Your dreams are my dreams. Every moment, every second of mine is for the country, to fulfill the dream of a developed India. That's why, 24/7... I am working for 2047. And the work done in the last 10 years is just a trailer. In the next 5 years, we have to take the country, and Rajasthan, much further ahead.”