Volunteers in Pune responded to PM Narendra Modi's call to become "Viksit Bharat Ambassadors" by hosting a national meet-up on February 28th at the Sumant Moolgaokar Auditorium, MCCIA. The objective of this meet-up was to gather local support for the Viksit Bharat Ambassador movement, which aims to make a developed India (Viksit Bharat) a reality by 2047.

The event was attended by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Hon'ble Minister of State for IT, Skilling and Entrepreneurship. Distinguished entrepreneurs, institution owners, corporates, and professionals from Pune were also present.

"In 2014, the economy that was left behind was one of the fragile five. 16 quarters of runaway inflations, 18 quarters of declining growth, a financial sector that had been shattered beyond bits, and an overall image of dysfunctional governance that was causing investors to pause and re-look at India. That was from 2004-14, which we refer to as a lost decade. From 2014-19, PM Modi rebuilt the economy and financial sector... The second term was about building the New India..." said Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar at the 'Viksit Bharat Ambassador Meet'.

The Vision of Viksit Bharat: 140 crore dreams, 1 purpose

The Viksit Bharat Ambassador movement aims to encourage citizens to take responsibility for contributing to the development of India. To achieve this goal, VBA meet-ups and events are being organized in various parts of the country. These events provide a platform for participants to engage in constructive discussions, exchange ideas, and explore practical strategies to contribute to the movement.

Join the movement on NaMo App:

https://www.narendramodi.in/ViksitBharatAmbassador

The NaMo App: Bridging the Gap

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal app, the Narendra Modi App (or NaMo App), is a crucial technological link in taking this vision forward. The NaMo App has provided a platform for citizens to join, stay informed and create events around the Viksit Bharat Ambassador movement. Participants can easily track down and engage with various initiatives in their locality and connect with other like-minded individuals. The 'VBA Event' section in the 'Onground Tasks' tab of the 'Volunteer Module' of the NaMo App allows users to stay updated with the ongoing VBA events.


Ravi Petite, Managing Director of Agni Solar Pvt Ltd, highlighted the significant impact of PM Modi's vision on the booming solar energy industry, expressing confidence in its continuous growth without any signs of slowdown.

Dr. S Sukanya Iyer, Chairperson of the Mentoring Panel at CII's BYST, highlighted PM Modi’s commitment to inclusivity with the motto 'Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, and Sabka Prayas’ and inclusive approach for balance regional development from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

Hemant Thakkar, the Technical Director of Pawar Rubber Products, acknowledged significant changes over the past 8-10 years, particularly highlighting government initiatives aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and MSMEs.

Investment Advisor Mandar Shende proposes that if all 140 crore Indians support the PM's vision of Viksit Bharat, India could achieve developed status by 2037 instead of 2047. He emphasized that this goal is not solely PM Modi's but belongs to every Indian.

Anurag Dhooth, MD of Epitome Component Pvt Ltd, emphasized that Viksit Bharat represents progress for all sections of society, noting ongoing transformative developments and global attention towards India.

Indraneel Chitale of Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale commended the campaign, remarking that it effectively portrays India's narrative on the global stage.

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar encouraged citizens of Pune to join the movement towards building Viksit Bharat as envisioned by PM Modi by becoming Viksit Bharat Ambassadors. He highlighted India's remarkable transformation over the past decade, evolving from a fragile economy to one among the top five globally, and now serving as an inspiration to nations worldwide.

 

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Slamming the Congress for keeping those who contribute the most to the nation at the back, PM Modi asserted, “For the BJP, there is nothing bigger than the nation, while for the Congress, their own family is everything. Hence, the Congress government for so many years did not fulfill demands like One Rank One Pension (OROP) for soldiers. As soon as we formed the government, we implemented OROP. We also addressed the concerns of soldiers standing at the border and we have asked our jawans to fire ten bullets in reply to one.”

Training guns at Congress Party, PM Modi said, “As you all know, during the time of independence, the Congress accepted the division of the country in the name of religion to gain power. Today, once again, the Congress is scrambling for power. These people are once again using religious appeasement as a political tool. But Modi is standing as a wall between you and Congress' plans to loot you.”

Furthermore, he said, “The Congress has been conspiring to deprive Dalits, backward classes, and tribals of their rights for a long time. In Karnataka, the Congress government has essentially declared the entire Muslim community as OBCs. This means that the Congress has begun to give reservation to the Muslim community in education and government jobs by taking it away from the OBCs. The Constitution of the country does not allow reservation based on religion, so Congress has resorted to this deceit. Even Dr. B.R. Ambedkar himself was strongly against reservation based on religion. However, drowning in vote banks and appeasement, the Congress wants to implement this model of Karnataka across the entire country.”

The PM came out all guns blazing against Congress’s appeasement politics. He reminisced, “Back in 2014, the Congress stated in its manifesto that, if necessary, they would even enact a law to provide reservation based on religion. At that time, the country ousted the Congress from power, but now they are talking about completing this unfinished task. If the Congress comes to power here in MP, they will snatch the share of reservation from our Kushwaha, Gurjar, Yadav, Gadaria, and Dhakad Prajapati communities, as well as from our Kumhar, Teli, Manjhi, Nai, and Sonar communities, to give it to their favored vote bank. Will the people of MP allow this to happen?”

“According to the Congress, they would even provide the benefits of poverty alleviation schemes based on religion. Because the Congress bluntly states that Muslims have the first right on the country's resources,” he added.

Accusing the Congress’s Shehzaade of hatching a deep conspiracy, PM Modi remarked, “One of the Congress leaders is talking about conducting an X-ray of people's assets across the country. Whatever you earn, the Mangalsutra, gold, and silver that our mothers and sisters have, Congress wants to seize it and distribute it among their vote bank supporters. Even the wealth left after you leave this world won't go to your sons and daughters. Congress wants to snatch more than half of your earnings. For this, Congress wants to impose an Inheritance tax on you.”

In a scathing critique of the Congress's proposal to impose an Inheritance tax, PM Modi said, “When Mrs. Indira Gandhi passed away, her property was supposed to go to her children. If there had been the previous law, the government would have taken a portion of it. At that time, there was talk that, in order to save their property, her son and the then Prime Minister simply abolished the inheritance law. When it came to their own interests, they removed the law. Today, driven by the greed for power once again, these people want to reintroduce the same law. After accumulating limitless wealth for generations without taxes on their families, now they want to impose taxes on your inheritance. That's why the country is saying – ‘Congress ki loot – Jindagi ke saath bhi, jindagi ke baad bhi’.”

PM Modi urged that the stronger the voter turnout on May 7th, the stronger Modi will be. “I have one more request: please go door-to-door, convey my regards to the people, and inspire them to vote,” he said.