Full text of Shri Modi's speech at Nava Bharat Yuva Bheri, Hyderabad

Published By : Admin | August 11, 2013 | 15:38 IST

Seated on the dais, Shri Venkaiah Garu Ji, Shri Bangaru Laxman Garu Ji, Shri V. Rama Rao Garu Ji, Andhra Pradesh BJP president Shri Kishan Reddy Garu Ji, Ladies & Gentlemen, Namaskaram…!

… and you people observe Hyderabad Liberation day on 17th September, and I am fortunate to specially think of you that day because 17th September is my birthday as well..! I heartily congratulate all the senior leaders of Andhra Pradesh BJP for excellently utilizing this political meeting for a social cause. I will also like to congratulate the youngsters of Andhra Pradesh for paying Rs. 5 as a registration fee to attend this meeting and have tried connecting themselves with the sufferings of Uttaranchal victims. And thus, I once again congratulate youngsters and BJP members of Andhra Pradesh..!

Brothers & Sisters, various such heart touching incidences happen in public life, and that become a great motivation for us. A Sikh family which came and settled in Andhra Pradesh, their son resides in Canada. His mother, who was over 80 years of age, wanted to come and attend this programme. His son tweeted from Canada and today I got the opportunity to touch her feet and take her blessings..! Friends, I am amazed..! A veteran freedom fighter, who protested his family for three days by giving up on food to attend this programme and asked them to make arrangements and took food only when his family agreed for it. This devotion, these blessings, they are reflections of their concern for this country..! I bow down to those two great people from the bottom of my heart and this incidence will keep motivating me for the rest of my life..! Because, when today in this country people do not trust the politics and politicians anymore and with one act after the other, the Sultanate of Delhi has broken the trust of common man..!

Navbharat Yuva Bheri at Hyderabad

Friends, there are so many youngsters here today, but on my way to the stadium I saw people double this strength outside, who could not come inside..! I apologize to all those people and will like to ensure you that whether there is any space in this stadium or not, but you have a very high place in my heart..! You are watching on the television sets installed there, but I am not fortunate enough my young friends to see you all from here. But I assure you that whenever I will get chance, I will definitely come again to Andhra Pradesh and will meet people whom I could not meet today, that I promise..!

Friends, the events of last week have shaken the entire nation. Brothers & Sisters, the question is whom should we trust..? When five soldiers of our army were beheaded, the Prime Minister of India said that if such event is repeated, we will take tough actions against Pakistan..! I would like to ask our Hon. Prime Minister, that now when this week our soldiers, who live and die for this country, were brutally shot by Pakistan to death..! India is asking the Delhi Empire that when our soldiers were beheaded, you promised that you will not tolerate such acts, so what is the reason that Pakistan is doing such gruesome acts one after the other, but this nation of 125 crore people is silently taking it all..?

Brothers & Sisters, the sequence of events that took place in last few days is really troubling..! You all know that Kishtwar is on flames..! There is no account of the people been killed, shops set on fire and the houses been demolished..! Friends, is it not intended to rehearse the nefarious acts happening in Kashmir valley since last three decades in Kishtwar? The nation wants to know. Today the leader of opposition, Sri Arun Jaitley Ji of BJP wanted to visit Kisthwar, to know the condition of people there, to see the situation of Kishtwar, but the Government there to hide this truth, to hide the tale of atrocities, to maintain silence on this round of violence; Jaitley Ji was detained at Jammu airport..! My Brothers & Sisters, this incidence of the hilly region of Jammu should not be neglected. This smells like a beginning of what Kashmir valley has gone through..! And thus Friends, this is not a question of the people in Kishtwar only, but of all the peace loving Indians who want a peaceful life, who want freedom from all these atrocities, but once again the country’s trust has been defied..!

Navbharat Yuva Bheri at Hyderabad

This Delhi Government can’t protect our nation. Friends, you will be shocked to know that, The Sultanate of Delhi, indulging in petty vote bank politics, is ignoring the security of our nation. Our soldiers who are at Bangladesh border, they have been asked to refrain use of armaments if some Bangladeshi tries to intrude national boundaries. Not only this, they also have orders that if the attack or the attempts of infiltration are strong, then they should not combat them but should allow that infiltration..! My Brothers & Sisters, how can the head of a sovereign nation can he provide protection to the common man of this country of 125 crore people through such decisions..?

Brothers & Sisters, China came to our border and tried to infiltrate, the entire world could see that, even the citizens could see Chinese movements on Google Maps that how China is entering our land and creating space for themselves..! And I am surprised, China was an intruder, they had to go back from our land, but Delhi Government went into an unfortunate agreement that Indian army had to retreat from our very own land..! Not only this, Indian Foreign Minister went to China with lots of dialogues and instead of raising a voice against China’s acts and trying to be tough with China, Indian Foreign Minister says in China that Beijing is such a great city, I feel like staying here only..! Shame on the people in this Government..! Feel ashamed on yourself. You people are rubbing salt into our wounds..! You are sprinkling acid on the mental pain that the 125 crore people of this country have got..!

It does not end here. Our soldiers were beheaded and just after that our Indian Foreign Minister was serving Biryani to Pakistani guests in Jaipur, and what does he say, this is protocol..! I am asking youngsters of my country, should there be any protocol with those who behead the soldiers of our nation..? Isn’t it like scraping the wounds of India..?

Brothers & Sisters, people from Italy came and shot our fishermen in Kerala. They had done no wrongs..! Those fishermen went to catch fish, poor people were striving to feed their families, they were working hard..! Italian men came, and gunshot two fishermen of our nation..! They were arrested, and in India if someone is in jail, they do not get bails, but what influence was it that those Italian soldiers got bail..? They went back to Italy and when were asked to come back, Italian Government refused to send those men back..! We are fortunate that the Supreme Court of India got strict and told Italian High Commissioner that he will not be able to leave India, then only Italy had to step down and hand over those men to India..!

Brothers & Sisters, I am quoting all these incidences because the people in Government at the center are not serious on any issue, they are not bothered with problems of this nation..! My young friends, are you worried about India..? Are you concerned about this nation..? My young friends, you are concerned about India and I am concerned about the youngsters of India..! I often encounter this question of mine that what will happen to this young generation of my nation..? Where will they get employment..? Friends, Congress is in power in Maharashtra and in Andhra Pradesh also. Our Congress friends may feel offended but listen carefully, you are in power in Andhra and in Maharashtra for quite many years, but the highest incidents of suicides in India are in Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, the youngsters there have to opt for suicide..! Friends, today the youth of our Andhra has to take the route of Gulf countries to earn his bread..!

Navbharat Yuva Bheri at Hyderabad

Divide and rule has always been the strategy of the Congress. In 2004, Congress promised Andhra people for Telangana. In the entire India, the highest number of Congress MPs is coming from Andhra. If the Government is stable in the Center, it is because of the Andhra MPs. But what did Congress give to Andhra..? They promised you, did they fulfill it..? Brothers & Sisters, even Atal Bihari Vajpayee constituted small states. When Chhattisgarh was formed, Madhya Pradesh was very happy and Chhattisgarh was also very happy. When Uttarakhand was formed both U.P. and Uttarakhand were happy. On constitution of Jharkhand, both Bihar and Jharkhand were happy. Bhartiya Janta Party is in favor of Telangana since beginning. At the time of election of Vidyasagar Rao, I myself came to a rally in Telanagana and said in a public meeting that if we get a chance to form the Government, then within 100 days we will constitute Telangana. That was our promise..! But at that time also we said that at any cost the Seemandhra can’t be ignored. It should be developed in such a way that the entire nation feels proud of it. Those cities that come in its boundaries should be more developed than Hyderabad itself. But Delhi Government has no time to do this. If they had to make Hyderabad the capital of both the states and say that the separate capital will be developed after ten years, then my question to the Delhi Government is that why didn’t you start this work in 2004 itself..? Why didn’t you start preparation for a separate capital..? You do not have the right to do injustice to the people of Andhra..! So Friends, Telangana and Seemandhra, both are of equal importance to us..!

Brothers & Sisters, I am a small man, but I have come from Gujarat, the land of Mahatma Gandhi, the land of Sardar Patel..! I request all the people from Telangana and Andhra. Friends, let Congress play whatever games they want to, but you should not have a clash with each other..! There should not be hatred among the two brothers, hatred for your own sibling..! I want to ask the people from Andhra and Telangana, I want to ask them with pain, with suffering, with the misery of events that have occurred in last few days. My friends, if you do not find truth in what I say, reject it, but if my question reaches your heart then tell me..! Friends, what is our path..? I want to ask you all that Andhra and Telangana, can there be a rift in mothter’s milk..? Friends there should not be a rift. We are brothers, we are companions..! In Gujarat, in Surat itself 4 lakh Telugu speaking people reside, in Ahmedabad 6 lakh Telugu speaking people are there. We live with love, we live together, we work together, we try to make everyone have his bread..! If we in Gujarat can live with Telugu speaking people with so much compassion, then Telangana and Andhra people can also live with each other with same compassion..!

Brothers & Sisters, our aim today should be that Andhra progresses to the extent that it even overtakes Gujarat in development..! Telangana also progresses to the extent that it even overtakes Gujarat in development..! This should be our dream..! Ladies & Gentlemen, development is the only way. It is the only solution. Development is the only solution to all our problems..! This Congress party in no condition is ready to take the path of development because it becomes difficult for them to answer questions..! Those people of my age who are sitting here, 40 years back from now, did you ever read a board on any shop saying ‘Pure Ghee Shop’..? 40 years ago that board was not needed. If the board reads ‘Ghee Shop’, it meant that it would be pure only. But today the board has to read, shop of pure ghee, because pure ghee is not available..! Friends, when Vajpayee Ji was in power, then the poor in the country did not have to worry about his bread. The poor used to get food and thus we never had to think about food security. This Congress party has taken the poor to such a situation that like ‘shop of pure ghee’ they need to talk about Food Security Bill..! Those who have snatched the bread from plate of the unprivileged, they have committed sin..! I want to ask the economists of our country. These days a word is quite heard in our nation, which is ‘inclusive growth’..! Why wasn’t this word known earlier..? Ten five year plans were devised, neither the Planning Commission used this word and nor did the Delhi Government and not even any State Government needed to use it..! Why did we need to use it today..? We had to use it today because Congress had never done anything ‘inclusive’ in 60 years, they have always ‘excluded’ everything..! They have kept many people deprived from the growth, kept many in the state of underprivileged, and thus today this condition has come for them today..!

Brothers & Sisters, Congress Party has become a burden for our nation. But today when I have come to Andhra, I will like to memorize NTR..! NTR served this nation in a great manner. He did not only serve the pride of Andhra, did not only fight for it, but he also emphasized on anti Congress politics. It was NTR’s effort that I was able to make an anti Congress Government in this nation. I urge all the political parties in Andhra that what can be the best tribute to NTR..? We can only give tribute to NTR by building a Congress free India. Those who boast of NTR legacy, your first duty is to do whatever it requires to build a Congress free India..! I am sure that the political parties of Andhra and Telanagana will do all it takes to save and build Andhra and Telangana and will strive to bulid a Congress free nation. All the anti Congress powers will come together and it will become possible to eliminate these atrocities, this bad governance, this family serving attitude from the grounds of Andhra. And thus friends, it also becomes the responsibility of Telugu Desam, who have the legacy of NTR, to fulfill his dream..!

Brothers & Sisters, I want to say this to you today that whether someone works or not, whether they do something today or tomorrow, whether someone think before starting or afterwards, but I will still say that the air is tuned for a Congress free India, the nation has dreamt of a Congress free India..! To realize this dream, youth of the nation, farmers of the nation and the poor of India has taken an oath. Friends, corruption today has devastated our nation. Land, Water, Sky… There is no place in the entire universe where the Congress corruption has not reached..! Someone tell me, the senior leader of our party Shri Lal Krishna Advani toured the entire nation, for what reason…? To get the black money back..! Someone please tell us that what are the problems of Indian Government in getting the black money back from foreign banks..? In the public life of India, a senior person like Advani Ji raised a demand to get the black money back for the good of this nation, but the Sultanate of Delhi denied this demand for whose good..? Then the question arises that whose black money is it..? Whose black money is this, which is in billion and trillion dollars in foreign banks..?

Brothers & Sisters, today the BJP and NDA Governments have set examples of good governance in the entire nation. How many youngsters today we have here..! In the entire world the importance of skill development has become a priority, but in Andhra, there are no steps in direction of skill development. I want to say this to Congress leaders of Andhra that if you hate Gujarat, then do not take its name, but in your neighborhood only, in Tamil Nadu, the steps that are taken by Dr. Jayalalitha Ji’s Government in the direction of skill development, learn something from it and do something for the good of the youth of Andhra..! Today also my friends, Delhi Government is unable to understand that how to provide food to the poor. I will like to tell Delhi Government and Congress leaders that the way to feed every poor has been shown by the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Dr. Raman Singh. The way he has modernized the Public Distribution System, and the Supreme Court of India has appreciated his work, but none of the Congress Government wants to learn from him, and understand or do anything for the good of the poor. And not only this, how to respect the daughters, what should be the stature of girl in family, how the girl child can be prevented from being seem as a burden on the family, how to start a social movement in this direction..! I will ask our Congress to go to Madhya Pradesh and see our Shivraj Singh Chouhan of BJP. Through the ‘Ladli Lakshmi Yojna’, he has given all the daughters of Madhya Pradesh a life of pride, has respected them, has given them the right to live, has arranged for their education..! Shouldn’t the girls of our country get education..? The Delhi Government, 60 years have passed now, a single family has ruled the nation for decades but they have not been successful in doing anything for the good of the common man..!

Brothers & Sisters, I once talked to the Prime Minister of India. I said that Andhra has over 990 KMs of coastline, Gujarat has coastline of over 1600 KMs, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, West Bengal, all are fortunate to have coastline. I kept telling the Indian Government to call a two day meeting of all these states and discuss the issues of a seaport state, in this age of global economy how are coastal areas should be developed so that the falling Indian Rupee can be saved...! Well, when India got freedom, one rupee was equivalent to one dollar..! Friends, do understand this, when India got freedom, one dollar was equal to one rupee, and today the age of Indian Finance Minister is equal to value of one dollar in rupee..! One dollar is equal to Rs. 64- 65… You can imagine what the situation of this nation is..!

Friends, there was a time when the world used to come to India for education. Youngsters from across the nations of world used to come here for their studies. Friends, the figures of the Indian Government state that within last one year, Rs. 1,20,000 crore has been spent from Indian treasury for the education of Indian youth who have gone abroad for studies. Why, because they were not getting the education of the kind that they were looking for. We lost our intellectual capital and also our monetary capital..! Can’t the Indian Government arrange that the youth gets good education in India, they do not have to roam here and there..? It is not doing so..! Friends, today there are no doctors in villages, if people in rural areas need medicine, they don’t have it..! This Delhi Government is there since so many years, can’t it be arranged to prepare doctors to cater to the needs of our nation, prepare medical collages for more doctors..? Friends, Andhra and Gujarat are two states that are contributing the most in pharmaceutical production. Medicines are being produced but as there are no doctors to prescribe these medicines, how is the poor be cured..? Friends, such problems, no food to eat, no cloth to wear, no shelter to live in, no education and no treatment to the ill… All these belongings are a legacy of Congress..!

Brothers & Sisters, if we want to be concerned for India's future, want to change India's destiny, then we will have to opt for the path of development..! And I have come to say that without development, we can’t do any good to the common man..! Who will work for the welfare of the suffering, of the exploited, of the scheduled cast, of the tribal, of fishermen..? Why the Congress Party did not do anything for them..? They only know the way of spending money in the elections and come to the power. And thus friends I have come to urge you all. I request entire India from the grounds of Hyderabad that every citizen of this nation is concerned for this country, every resident, every citizen is concerned and if we do not give them the trust, then what we talk about the demographic dividend, that our 65% population is below 35 years of age, they have the power, dreams, potential but not employment. If we do not provide them with employment then you can guess, where will the country lead to..!

Brothers & Sisters, today when I have come here on the land of Hyderabad then I would like to tell you about my visualization of Government that should be. Friends, my clear opinion is that the Government has only one religion and that religion is ‘India First’..! The Government has just one scripture and that scripture is Constitution of India..! The Government has just one devotion and that is devotion to India..! The Government has just one power and that is power of the people..! The only homage of the Government is to the good of 125 crore countrymen and the methodology of the Government is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’..! With this mantra, in the coming days we have to strive to have a Congress free India to change the destiny of this nation..!

I want you all to say something. Will you speak..? With all your might..? You will say what I will; I am speaking, repeat after me…

Yes, We Can... Yes, We Can..! Yes, We Will Do... Yes, We Will Do ..!

Say with me, Jai Telangana..! Jai Seemandhra..!

Bharat Mata Ki Jai ..! Bharat Mata Ki Jai ..! Vande Mataram ..! Vande Mataram ..! Vande Mataram ..!

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महाराष्ट्र के गवर्नर श्रीमान रमेश बैस जी, मुख्यमंत्री श्रीमान एकनाथ शिंदे जी, उप मुख्यमंत्री भाई देवेंद्र फडणवीस जी, अजित दादा पवार जी, इंडियन न्यूज़पेपर सोसाइटी के प्रेसिडेंट भाई राकेश शर्मा जी, सभी वरिष्‍ठ महानुभाव, देवियों और सज्जनों!

सबले पहले मैं इंडियन न्यूज़पेपर सोसाइटी के सभी सदस्यों को बहुत-बहुत बधाई देता हूं। आज आप सभी को मुंबई में एक विशाल और आधुनिक भवन मिला है। मैं आशा करता हूँ, इस नए भवन से आपके कामकाज का जो विस्तार होगा, आपकी जो Ease of Working बढ़ेगी, उससे हमारे लोकतंत्र को भी और मजबूती मिलेगी। इंडियन न्यूज़पेपर सोसाइटी तो आज़ादी के पहले से अस्तित्व में आने वाली संस्‍थाओं में से एक है और इसलिए आप सबने देश की यात्रा के हर उतार-चढ़ाव को भी बहुत बारीकी से देखा है, उसे जिया भी है, और जन-सामान्‍य को बताया भी है। इसलिए, एक संगठन के रूप में आपका काम जितना प्रभावी बनेगा, देश को उसका उतना ही ज्यादा लाभ मिलेगा।


मीडिया केवल देश के हालातों का मूकदर्शक भर नहीं होता। मीडिया के आप सभी लोग, हालातों को बदलने में, देश को दिशा देने में एक अहम रोल निभाते हैं। आज भारत एक ऐसे कालखंड में है, जब उसकी अगले 25 वर्षों की यात्रा बहुत अहम है। इन 25 वर्षों में भारत विकसित बने, इसके लिए पत्र-पत्रिकाओं की भूमिका भी उतनी ही बड़ी है। ये मीडिया है, जो देश के नागरिकों को जागरूक करता है। ये मीडिया है, जो देश के नागरिकों को उनके अधिकार याद दिलाता रहता है। और यही मीडिया है, जो देश के लोगों को ये एहसास दिलाता है कि उनका सामर्थ्य क्या है। आप भी देख रहे हैं, जिस देश के नागरिकों में अपने सामर्थ्य को लेकर आत्मविश्वास आ जाता है, वो सफलता की नई ऊंचाई प्राप्त करने लगते हैं। भारत में भी आज यही हो रहा है। मैं एक छोटा सा उदाहरण देता हूं आपको। एक समय था, जब कुछ नेता खुलेआम कहते थे कि डिजिटल ट्रांजेक्शन भारत के लोगों के बस की बात नहीं है। ये लोग सोचते थे कि आधुनिक टेक्नोलॉजी वाली चीजें इस देश में नहीं चल पाएंगी। लेकिन भारत की जनता की सूझबूझ और उनका सामर्थ्य दुनिया देख रही है। आज भारत डिजिटल ट्रांजेक्शन में दुनिया में बड़े-बड़े रिकॉर्ड तोड़ रहा है। आज भारत के UPI की वजह से आधुनिक Digital Public Infrastructure की वजह से लोगों की Ease of Living बढ़ी है, लोगों के लिए एक स्थान से दूसरे स्थान तक पैसे भेजना आसान हुआ है। आज दुनियाभर में हमारे जो देशवासी रहते हैं, खासकर के गल्‍फ के देशों में, वो सबसे ज्यादा रेमिटेंस भेज रहे हैं और उनको जो पहले खर्च होता था, उसमें से बहुत कमी आ गई है और इसके पीछे एक वजह ये डिजिटल रेवेल्यूशन भी है। दुनिया के बड़े-बड़े देश हमसे टेक्नोलॉजी और हमारे implementation model को जानना-समझने को प्रयास कर रहे हैं। ये इतनी बड़ी सफलता सिर्फ सरकार की है, ऐसा नहीं है। इस सफलता में आप सभी मीडिया के लोगों की भी सहभागिता है औऱ इसलिए ही आप सब बधाई के भी पात्र हैं।


मीडिया की स्वाभाविक भूमिका होती है, discourse create करना, गंभीर विषयों पर चर्चाओं को बल देना। लेकिन, मीडिया के discourse की दिशा भी कई बार सरकार की नीतियों की दिशा पर निर्भर होती है। आप जानते हैं, सरकारों में हमेशा हर कामकाज के अच्छा है, बुरा है, लेकिन वोट का गुणा-भाग, उसकी आदत लगी ही रहती है। हमने आकर के इस सोच को बदला है। आपको याद होगा, हमारे देश में दशकों पहले बैंकों का राष्ट्रीयकरण किया गया था। लेकिन, उसके बाद की सच्चाई ये थी कि 2014 तक देश में 40-50 करोड़ गरीब ऐसे थे, जिनका बैंक अकाउंट तक नहीं था। अब जब राष्ट्रीयकरण हुआ तब जो बातें कही गई और 2014 में जो देखा गया, यानी आधा देश बैंकिंग सिस्टम से बाहर था। क्या कभी हमारे देश में ये मुद्दा बना? लेकिन, हमने जनधन योजना को एक मूवमेंट के तौर पर लिया। हमने करीब 50 करोड़ लोगों को बैंकिंग सिस्टम से जोड़ा। डिजिटल इंडिया और भ्रष्टाचार विरोधी प्रयासों में यही काम हमारा सबसे बड़ा माध्यम बना है। इसी तरह, स्वच्छता अभियान, स्टार्टअप इंडिया, स्टैंडअप इंडिया जैसे अभियानों को अगर हम देखेंगे! ये वोट बैंक पॉलिटिक्स में कहीं फिट नहीं होते थे। लेकिन, बदलते हुए भारत में, देश के मीडिया ने इन्हें देश के नेशनल discourse का हिस्सा बनाया। जो स्टार्ट-अप शब्द 2014 के पहले ज्यादातर लोग जानते भी नहीं थे, उन्हें मीडिया की चर्चाओं ने ही घर-घर तक पहुंचा दिया है।


आप मीडिया के दिग्गज हैं, बहुत अनुभवी हैं। आपके निर्णय देश के मीडिया को भी दिशा देते हैं। इसलिए आज के इस कार्यक्रम में मेरे आपसे कुछ आग्रह भी हैं।


किसी कार्यक्रम को अगर सरकार शुरू करती है तो ये जरूरी नहीं है कि वो सरकारी कार्यक्रम है। सरकार किसी विचार पर बल देती है तो जरूरी नहीं है कि वो सिर्फ सरकार का ही विचार है। जैसे कि देश ने अमृत महोत्सव मनाया, देश ने हर घर तिरंगा अभियान चलाया, सरकार ने इसकी शुरुआत जरूर की, लेकिन इसको पूरे देश ने अपनाया और आगे बढ़ाया। इसी तरह, आज देश पर्यावरण पर इतना ज़ोर दे रहा है। ये राजनीति से हटकर मानवता के भविष्य का विषय है। जैसे कि, अभी ‘एक पेड़ मां के नाम’, ये अभियान शुरू हुआ है। भारत के इस अभियान की दुनिया में भी चर्चा शुरू हो गई है। मैं अभी जी7 में गया था जब मैंने इस विषय को रखा तो उनके लिए बड़ी उत्सुकता थी क्योंकि हर एक को अपनी मां के प्रति लगाव रहता है कि उसको लगता है कि ये बहुत क्लिक कर जाएगा, हर कोई कह रहा था। देश के ज्यादा से ज्यादा मीडिया हाउस इससे जुड़ेंगे तो आने वाली पीढ़ियों का बहुत भला होगा। मेरा आग्रह है, ऐसे हर प्रयास को आप देश का प्रयास मानकर उसे आगे बढ़ाएं। ये सरकार का प्रयास नहीं है, ये देश का है। इस साल हम संविधान का 75वां वर्ष भी मना रहे हैं। संविधान के प्रति नागरिकों में कर्तव्य बोध बढ़े, उनमें जागरूकता बढ़े, इसमें आप सभी की बहुत बड़ी भूमिका हो सकती है।


एक विषय है टूरिज्म से जुड़ा हुआ भी। टूरिज्म सिर्फ सरकार की नीतियों से ही नहीं बढ़ता है। जब हम सब मिलकर देश की ब्रांडिंग और मार्केटिंग करते हैं तो, देश के सम्मान के साथ-साथ देश का टूरिज़्म भी बढ़ता है। देश में टूरिज्म बढ़ाने के लिए आप लोग अपने तरीके निकाल सकते हैं। अब जैसे मान लीजिए, महाराष्ट्र के सभी अखबार मिलकर के तय करें कि भई हम सितम्बर महीने में बंगाल के टूरिज्म को प्रमोट करेंगे अपनी तरफ से, तो जब महाराष्ट्र के लोग चारों तरफ जब बंगाल-बंगाल देखें तो उनको करें कि यार इस बार बंगाल जाने का कार्यक्रम बनाएं, तो बंगाल का टूरिज्‍म बढ़ेगा। मान लीजिए आप तीन महीने के बाद तय करें कि भई हम तमिलनाडु की सारी चीजों पर सब मिलकर के, एक ये करें के एक दूसरा करें ऐसा नहीं, तमिलनाडु फोकस करेंगे। आप देखिए एक दम से महाराष्ट्र के लोग टूरिज्‍म में जाने वाले होंगे, तो तमिलनाडु की तरफ जाएंगे। देश के टूरिज्म को बढ़ाने का एक तरीका हो और जब आप ऐसा करेंगे तो उन राज्यों में भी महाराष्ट्र के लिए ऐसे ही कैम्पेन शुरू होंगे, जिसका लाभ महाराष्‍ट्र को मिलेगा। इससे राज्यों में एक दूसरे के प्रति आकर्षण बढ़ेगा, जिज्ञासा बढ़ेगी और आखिरकार इसका फायदा जिस राज्य में आप ये इनिशिएटिव ले रहे हें और बिना कोई एक्‍स्‍ट्रा प्रयास किए बिना आराम से होने वाला काम है।


आप सभी से मेरा आग्रह अपनी ग्लोबल प्रेजेंस बढ़ाने को लेकर भी है। हमें सोचना होगा, दुनिया में हम नहीं है। As far as media is concerned हम 140 करोड़ लोगों के देश हैं। इतना बड़ा देश, इतना सामर्थ्य और संभावनाएं और बहुत ही कम समय में हम भारत को third largest economy होते देखने वाले हैं। अगर भारत की सफलताएं, दुनिया के कोने-कोने तक पहुंचाने का दायित्व भी आप बहुत बखूबी ही निभा सकते हैं। आप जानते हैं कि विदेशों में राष्ट्र की छवि का प्रभाव सीधे उसकी इकोनॉमी और ग्रोथ पर पड़ता है। आज आप देखिए, विदेशों में भारतीय मूल के लोगों का कद बढ़ा है, विश्वसनीयता बढ़ी है, सम्मान बढ़ा है। क्योंकि, विश्व में भारत की साख बढ़ी है। भारत भी वैश्विक प्रगति में कहीं ज्यादा योगदान दे पा रहा है। हमारा मीडिया इस दृष्टिकोण से जितना काम करेगा, देश को उतना ही फायदा होगा और इसलिए मैं तो चाहूंगा कि जितनी भी UN लैंग्वेज हैं, उनमें भी आपके पब्लिकेशंस का विस्तार हो। आपकी माइक्रोसाइट्स, सोशल मीडिया accounts इन भाषाओं में भी हो सकते हैं और आजकल तो AI का जमाना है। ये सब काम आपके लिए अब बहुत आसान हो गए हैं।


मैंने इतने सारे सुझाव आप सबको दे डाले हैं। मुझे मालूम है, आपके अखबार में, पत्र पत्रिकाओं में, बहुत लिमिटेड स्पेस रहती है। लेकिन, आजकल हर अखबार पर और हर एक के पास एक publication के डिजिटल editions भी पब्लिश हो रहे हैं। वहाँ न स्पेस की limitation है और न ही distribution की कोई समस्या है। मुझे भरोसा है, आप सब इन सुझावों पर विचार करके, नए experiments करेंगे, और लोकतंत्र को मजबूत बनाएँगे। और मैं पक्‍का मानता हूं कि आपके लिए एक, भले ही दो पेज की छोटी एडिशन जो दुनिया की UN की कम से कम languages हों, दुनिया का अधिकतम वर्ग उसको देखता है, पढ़ता है… embassies उसको देखती हैं और भारत की बात पहुंचाने की एक बहुत बड़ा source आपके ये जो डिजिटल एडिशंस हैं, उसमें बन सकता है। आप जितना सशक्त होकर काम करेंगे, देश उतना ही आगे बढ़ेगा। इसी विश्वास के साथ, आप सभी का बहुत-बहुत धन्यवाद! और आप सबसे मिलने का मुझे अवसर भी मिल गया। मेरी आपको बहुत शुभकामनाएं हैं! धन्‍यवाद!