PM Modi addresses BJP Karyakartas on Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya's Punyatithi

Published By : Admin | February 11, 2021 | 11:14 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the BJP Karyakartas on the occasion of 'Samarpan Diwas' to commemorate the contributions of his party's founder leader Deendayal Upadhyaya on his death anniversary.

Speaking at the event, the Prime Minister said, “All of you have read about Deendayal Ji and have designed your lives around his ideals. All of you know fully well his sacrifices. The more we think, talk and hear about him, we feel a new ray of freshness and a new point of view in his thoughts. His thoughts are very contemporary and will forever be.”

Reminiscing Deendayal Ji, PM Narendra Modi said, “In 1965, during the Indo-Pak war, India had to depend on foreign countries for weapons. Deendayal Ji had said at that time that we need to build an India that is self-reliant not just in agriculture, but also in defence and weaponry. Today, India is witnessing defence corridors being made, Made in India weapons and fighter jets like Tejas.”

PM Modi remarked, “In our party, we put karyakartas over family. That's exactly why the country is getting associated with us and every karyakarta is treating every India like his/her family. Whenever a situation arises in any part of the country, our karyakartas go there to serve the people.”

Talking on India’s Infrastructural development, he asserted, “The transformational changes taking place in the field of infrastructure will make lives of citizens easier. India will get a new modern image. When India's stature is rising rapidly globally today, every Indian will be proud of today's India.”

“We took the decisions that were deemed difficult in the country, and we took them with everyone. For example, BJP formed the Ministry for Tribal Affairs. It is the BJP govt which has given reservation to economically weaker sections,” he added.

Drawing attention towards Digital India, the Prime Minister said, “In the last few years, we've been able to bring changes in lives of people at a massive scale by the usage of technology. India has broken several old proverbs to do digital transactions at a record level. Every month, India is doing transactions worth over Rs 4 lakh crore digitally. It has become a part of their life. Due to technology, the poor and needy and getting their rightful money directly into their bank accounts.”

“The entire country is awakened to the idea of Aatmanirbhar Bharat today, now that we're on the verge of reaching 75 years of Independence. I call upon every unit to do 75 works that serve the society as a tribute to 75 years of our Independence,” he urged BJP karyakartas.

 

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Lays foundation stone for Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station Phase II (2x660 MW) located at Raghunathpur in Purulia
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation and laid the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth Rs 15,000 crore in Krishnanagar, Nadia district, West Bengal today. The developmental projects of today are associated with sectors like power, rail and road.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that today marks another step towards making West Bengal a Viksit state. He recalled yesterday’s event in Arambagh where he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 7,000 crores in the sectors of railway, port and petroleum. Even today, the Prime Minister said, “I am fortunate as development projects worth more than Rs 15,000 crores are being inaugurated and foundation stones are laid encompassing electricity, road, and railway sectors to make the lives of West Bengal’s citizens easier.” He said that these projects would give momentum to the development of West Bengal and also provide better employment opportunities for the youth. The Prime Minister congratulated the citizens for today’s development projects.

Stressing the importance of electricity in the process of development, the Prime Minister said that the government is working to make West Bengal self-reliant for its electricity needs. He said Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station Phase II (2x660 MW), located at Raghunathpur in Purulia district, a coal-based thermal power project of the Damodar Valley Corporation will bring more than Rs 11,000 crore worth of investment in the state. This will address the energy needs of the state and will push the economic development of the area too, he added. Furthermore, he said that the Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system of Unit 7 & 8 of Mejia Thermal Power Station, developed at a cost of about Rs 650 crore is an example of India’s seriousness towards environmental issues.

The Prime Minister said that West Bengal acts as an ‘eastern gate’ for the country and there is immense potential for opportunities for the east from here. Therefore, the government is working for modern connectivity of roadways, railways, airways and waterways. He said that the road project for four laning of Farakka-Raiganj Section of NH-12 (100 Km) that was inaugurated today had a budget of about Rs 2000 crore and will reduce the travel time to half. This will ease traffic in nearby towns and will help farmers along with increasing economic activities in the area.

From an infrastructural point of view, the Prime Minister emphasized that the railway has been part of West Bengal’s glorious history and expressed regret that the state’s heritage and advantage were not carried forward in the right way by the previous governments creating a gulf of development. The Prime Minister highlighted the government’s efforts to reinforce the railway infrastructure of West Bengal in the last 10 years and mentioned spending twice the money as compared to earlier. He underlined today’s occasion when four railway projects are being dedicated to the modernization and development of the state and help in accomplishing the resolutions of Viksit Bengal. He concluded by conveying his best wishes to the citizens.

Governor of West Bengal, Dr C V Ananda Bose and Union Minister of State for Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Shantanu Thakur were present on the occasion among others

Background

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Raghunathpur Thermal Power Station Phase II (2x660 MW) located at Raghunathpur in Purulia district. This coal-based thermal power project of the Damodar Valley Corporation employs highly efficient supercritical technology. The new plant will be a step towards strengthening the country's energy security.

The Prime Minister inaugurated the Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) system of Unit 7 & 8 of Mejia Thermal Power Station. Developed at a cost of about Rs 650 crore, the FGD system will remove sulphur dioxide from flue gases and produce clean flue gas and forming gypsum, which can be used in the cement industry.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated the road project for four laning of Farakka-Raiganj Section of NH-12 (100 Km). Developed at a cost of about Rs 1986 crore, the project will reduce traffic congestion, improve connectivity and contribute to the socio-economic development of North Bengal and the Northeast region.

The Prime Minister dedicated to the nation four rail projects worth more than Rs 940 crore in West Bengal including project for doubling of Damodar - Mohishila rail line; third line between Rampurhat and Murarai; doubling of Bazarsau - Azimganj rail line; and New line connecting Azimganj – Murshidabad. These projects will improve rail connectivity, facilitate freight movement and contribute to economic and industrial growth in the region.