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Shri Narendra Modi launch 10th School Enrolment and Girls Education campaigns - Mautoda

 “All 32,772 government primary schools in 18,000 villages in should for taluka-wise ‘Grade-A Best School’ competition” 

 “Not a single child should remain uneducated in any school”

-- Narendra Modi 

Ahmedabad, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to the people and particularly parents to ensure that not a single child remained uneducated in any village in the state. He also appealed to the people not to discriminate between male and female children.

Launching the 10th statewide ‘Shala Praveshotsav’ and ‘Kanya Kelavani Abhhiyan’ to ensure cent per cent enrolment in primary schools and encourage girls’ education, he said the state should erase by this tenth year of the campaigns the blot of widespread illiteracy and malnutrition, perpetuated due to complacency and irresponsibility of the previous rulers during the previous fifty years. 

Mr. Modi is himself leading from the front the twin campaigns with education department officials out to cover all the 32,772 government primary schools in 18,000-odd villages in the state from June 14 to 16.

Today, he visited remote forested areas of Sabarkantha district, covering schools and anganwadis (playgroup nurseries) at Mautanda in Bhiloda taluka and at Dantod village in Vijaynagar taluka. He received tumultuous welcome at Mautanda and Dantod villages consisting of backward as well as minority communities.

He distributed books, educational kits, gifts and toys to freshly admitted tiny tots. He welcomed the newly enrolled children with fruits and sweets. He felicitated bright girls students and distributed Rs.2,000 bonds (including interests) to girls who passed Standard VII .

Speaking to the gatherings at the schools, he said each school should enthusiastically take part in the taluka-wise competition for the ‘Best A-Grade School’. He said the state government has already ensured schools have adequate classrooms and minimum basic amenities like drinking water and toilets. He said that his government is more concerned about the future generation rather than vote banks.

Shri Narendra Modi launch 10th School Enrolment and Girls Education campaigns - Dantoda

Tomorrow on Friday, Mr. Modi will cover rural areas in the Ahmedabad district, Pachcham village in Dhanduka taluka and Vataman village in Dholka taluka.

The similar statewide campaign for schools in the urban areas will be held from June 28 to 30, 2012.

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COVID taught us that we are stronger and better when we are together: PM
“Generations will remember the manner in which human resilience prevailed over everything else”
“Poverty cannot be fought by making the poor more dependent on governments. Poverty can be fought when the poor start seeing governments as trusted partners”
“When power is used to empower the poor, they get the strength to fight poverty”
“The simplest and most successful way to mitigate climate change is to lead lifestyles that are in harmony with nature”
“Mahatma Gandhi is among the greatest environmentalists of the world. He led a zero carbon footprints lifestyle. In whatever he did, he put the welfare of our planet above everything else”
“Gandhi ji highlighted the doctrine of trusteeship, where we all are trustees of the planet with the duty of caring for it”
“India is the only G-20 nation that is on track with its Paris commitments”

Namaste!

It is a delight to address this young and energetic gathering. In front of me is a global family, with all the beautiful diversity of our planet.

The Global Citizen Movement uses music and creativity to bring the world together. Music, like sports, has an inherent ability to unite. The great Henry David Thoreau once said, and I quote: "When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am in-vulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest."

Music has a calming impact on our life. It calms the mind and the entire body. India is home to many musical traditions. In every state, in every region, there are many different styles of music. I invite you all to come to India and discover our musical vibrancy anddiversity.

Friends,

For almost two years now, humanity is battling a once in a lifetime global pandemic. Our shared experience of fighting the pandemic has taught us we are stronger and better when we are together. We saw glimpses of this collective spirit when our COVID-19 warriors, doctors, nurses, medical staff gave their best in fighting the pandemic. We saw this spirit in our scientists and innovators, who created new vaccines in record time. Generations will remember the manner in which human resilience prevailed over everything else.

Friends,

In addition to COVID, other challenges remain. Among the most persistent of the challenges is poverty. Poverty cannot be fought by making the poor more dependent on governments. Poverty can be fought when the poor start seeing governments as trusted partners. Trusted partners who will give them the enabling infrastructure to forever break the vicious circle of poverty.

Friends,

When power is used to empower the poor, they get the strength to fight poverty. And therefore, our efforts include banking the unbanked, providing social security coverage to millions, giving free and quality healthcare to 500 million Indians. It would make you happy that about 30 million houses have been built for the homeless in our cities and villages. A house is not only about shelter. A roof over the head gives people dignity. Another mass movement taking place in India is to providedrinking water connection to every household.The Government is spending over a trillion dollars for next-generation infrastructure.For several months last year and now, free food grains have been provided to 800 millions of our citizens.These, and several other efforts will give strength to the fight against poverty.

Friends,

The threat of climate change is looming large before us.The world will have to accept that the any change in the global environment first begins with the self. The simplest and most successful way to mitigate climate change is to lead lifestyles that are in harmony with nature.

The great Mahatma Gandhi is widely known for his thoughts on peace and non-violence. But, do you know that he is also among the greatest environmentalists of the world. He led a zero carbon footprints lifestyle. In whatever he did, he put the welfare of our planet above everything else.He highlighted the doctrine of trusteeship, where we all are trustees of the planet with the duty of caring for it.

Today, India is the only G-20 nation that is on track with its Paris commitments. India is also proud to have brought the world together under the banner of the International Solar Alliance and the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure.

Friends,

We believe in the development of India for the development of humankind.I want to conclude by quoting the Rig Veda, which is perhaps one of the world's oldest scriptures.Its verses are still the golden standard in nurturing global citizens.

The Rig Veda says:

संगच्छध्वंसंवदध्वंसंवोमनांसिजानताम्

देवाभागंयथापूर्वेसञ्जानानाउपासते||

समानोमन्त्रःसमितिःसमानीसमानंमनःसहचित्तमेषाम्।

समानंमन्त्रम्अभिमन्त्रयेवःसमानेनवोहविषाजुहोमि।।

समानीवआकूति: समानाहृदयानिव: |

समानमस्तुवोमनोयथाव: सुसहासति||

It means:

Let us move forward together, speaking in one voice;

Let our minds be in agreement and let us share what we have, like the Gods share with each other.

Let us have a shared purpose and shared minds. Let us pray for such unity.

Let us have shared intentions and aspirations that unify us all.

Friends,

what can be a better manifesto for a global citizen than this?May we keep working together

for a kind, just and inclusive planet.

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

Namaste.