Go by track record, not tape record…go by track record not mere promises! This was the resounding message of hope, vision and aspiration emerging from Shri Narendra Modi’s speech at the foundation day celebrations of Bharat Swabhiman Trust, which works under the guidance of the respected Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev ji. Shri Modi spoke on a variety of issues and said that it is possible to bring change for the betterment of the people. Shri Modi affirmed that India is a skilled nation and that for the nation’s development we do not need men and women from other planets, we need to empower our people and our youth with the right skills and opportunity. He gave the example of the successful launch of the GSLV D5, to illustrate the skill and talent India is blessed with. Shri Modi reiterated his belief that the nation’s demographic dividend is an asset and that unfortunately, the Congress led UPA considers it a disaster.
One by one, Shri Modi shared his invaluable insight and experience in governance and shared light on how change can be possible in the nation. He called for increasing productivity in order to increase agriculture. On agriculture, Shri Modi said that it is a very important aspect of the nation’s growth and added that the focus must be on farming, farming of trees and on animal husbandry. He spoke on Gujarat’s success in animal husbandry including the rise in milk production. He affirmed that on one hand efforts must be made to enhance the white and green revolution but unfortunately the Centre is more concerned about the pink revolution that encourages export of mutton. Will animals or their meat help our farmers, Shri Modi asked. Shri Modi talked about the success of the Wadi project, that was conceived during the NDA time and how it helped the farmers.
Shri Modi called for making India’s presence felt in the manufacturing sector and substantiated his point by talking about the importance of value addition. He opined that the way to end corruption is to have a progressive and policy driven state with proper implementation. He agreed that the taxation system has become a burden for the common man and that reform is needed, on which the BJP is also working. He stressed on the fact that systems must make things simpler and further observed that it is very much possible to bring change. Shri Modi commented that it is not that change is not possible, what happens is government start focusing on elections from day 1 itself.
Shri Modi also agreed with the eminent dignitaries on the dais that we need to be proud of our languages and at the same time we need to embrace modern science and technology so that we can answer the world is any and every language possible. He reaffirmed his commitment against black money as well.
On a personal note, Shri Modi assured Swami Ramdev and all those who had gathered that both the BJP and him would try their level best to live upto the expectations of the people and try to fulfill the expectations. He profusely lauded the efforts of Baba Ramdev, that are devoted towards brining change in the nation, saying that when Saints do such Manthan, the outcome is Amrut (nectar). Shri Modi shared that he himself is not a pessimist because he has lived life without any pessimism. He added that when he thinks about all the negativity against him, he looks back and sees how the people of India have given so much love to him, a person who used to sell tea as a child. Shri Modi opined that those who experience pain in their life do not have to go on Yatras to see pain and suffering. He expressed his happiness that now elections are about development politics as opposed to only caste and ‘jod tod’ as it was earlier.
Present on the occasion were BJP President Shri Rajnath Singh and Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Shri Arun Jaitley. All the leaders lauded the contribution and service of Baba Ramdev to the nation.