PM also visits the exhibition models of Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor
Generations were not made aware of the sacrifices of national heroes and national heroines. 21st century India is correcting these mistakes of the 20th century: PM
The life of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji, teaches us the indomitable will and a willingness to go to any extent to fulfill our dreams: PM
India is shedding the image of a big defence importer of the world and acquiring a new identity of an important defence exporter of the world: PM
Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a very attractive place for every small and big investor of the country and the world: PM
Today Uttar Pradesh is becoming a great example of the double engine government's double benefit: PM

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. He also visited the exhibition models of the Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.

Addressing the event, the Prime Minister Remembered the late Kalyan Singh ji. He said that Kalyan Singh Ji would have been very happy to see the emerging profile of Aligarh in the defence sector and the establishment of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh.

The Prime Minister underlined the fact that how many such great personalities gave their all to the freedom movement. But it was the country's misfortune that after independence, the next generations of the country were not made aware of the sacrifices of such national heroes and national heroines. Many generations of the country were deprived of knowing their stories, the Prime Minister lamented. The Prime Minister remarked, today, 21st century India is correcting these mistakes of the 20th century.

Paying rich tribute to Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji said, the life of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji, teaches us the indomitable will and a willingness to go to any extent to fulfill our dreams. He added that Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh ji wanted the independence of India and he devoted every moment of his life to this. Today, when India is moving on the path of education and skill development at the time of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the establishment of the University in the name of this worthy son of Ma Bharati is the real ‘karyanjali’ to him, said the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister stressed that the university will not become only a big centre of higher education but will also emerge as a centre of modern defence studies, defence manufacturing-related technology and manpower development. The new National Education Policy’s features of skills and education in the local language will benefit this university a great deal.

The Prime Minister said today, not only the country, but the whole world is witnessing India manufacturing defence equipment from modern grenades and rifles to fighter aircraft, drones, warships. He added, India is moving out of the image of a big defence importer of the world and moving towards making a new identity of an important defence exporter of the world. Uttar Pradesh is becoming a huge centre of this transformation and the Prime Minister took pride in this as he is MP from Uttar Pradesh. He informed that one and half dozen defence manufacturing companies will create thousands of jobs with hundreds of crores of rupees investment. New industries are coming up to support the manufacture of small arms, armaments, drones and aerospace-related products in the Aligarh Node of the Defence Corridor. This will give new identities to Aligarh and nearby areas. The Prime Minister pointed out that Aligarh, which was famous for protecting the houses and shops with its famous padlocks, will now also be famous for creating products that will protect the boundaries of the nation. This will create new opportunities for the youth and MSME, he said.

The Prime Minister stressed that today, Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a very attractive place for every small and big investor of the country and the world. This happens, Shri Modi said, when the necessary environment for investment is created, the necessary facilities are made available. Today Uttar Pradesh is becoming a great example of the double engine government's double benefit.

The Prime Minister expressed happiness to see the same UP which was seen as a stumbling block in the development of the country, is leading the big campaigns of the country today.

The Prime Minister dwelled on the situation of Uttar Pradesh before 2017. He said the people of UP cannot forget the kind of scams that used to happen and how the governance was handed over to the corrupt. Today, The Prime Minister said, Yogi ji's government is sincerely engaged in the development of UP. There was a time when the administration here was run by goons and mafia arbitrarily. But now the extortionists and those running the mafia raj are behind bars, the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister highlighted the efforts of the UP Government in ensuring the security of the most vulnerable sections during the pandemic and praised the way foodgrain was made available to the vulnerable and poor sections during the pandemic. The Prime Minister said it is the constant effort of the central government to give strength to the farmers with small landholdings. Many initiatives like increasing MSP by 1.5 times, expansion of Kisan Credit Card, improvement in the insurance scheme, provision of pension of Rs 3 thousand are empowering small farmers. The Prime Minister also informed that payment of more than 1 lakh 40 thousand crore rupees has been made to the sugarcane farmers of the state. He said that the sugarcane farmers of western UP will reap benefits from increasing ethanol content in petrol.

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PM Modi addresses a public meeting in Mayurbhanj, Odisha
May 29, 2024
On June 10, Odisha will witness swearing-in of its first BJP CM: PM Modi in Mayurbhanj, Odisha
The land of Mayurbhanj is known for women empowerment: PM Modi in Mayurbhanj, Odisha
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an enthusiastic public meeting in Mayurbhanj, Odisha with a vision of unprecedented development and transformation for the state and the country. PM Modi emphasized the achievements of the last decade under his leadership and laid out ambitious plans for the next five years, promising continued progress and prosperity for all Indians.

Declaring his final day of the election campaign in Odisha, PM Modi declared, "After five decades, the country is poised to form a full majority government for the third consecutive time. The development that people had not witnessed for decades has been seen in the past 10 years." Also, PM Modi highlighted the remarkable economic progress made since 2014 and said, "In 2014, we were the 11th largest economy in the world. Today, we are the fifth largest economic power.”

"Before 2014, less than 40 % of villages in the country had proper sanitation. Today, we have achieved the target of 100 %. Previously, LPG connections were available in only 50-55 % of households. Today, almost 100 % of households have been freed from smoke. Until 2014, more than 75 % of rural families did not have access to tap water. Today, approximately 75 % of households receive water through taps. The idea that free food grains and free medical treatment could be available was unimaginable. Today, Modi has made it possible,” said PM Modi highlighting the progressive approach of his government.

Looking forward, PM Modi assured the people that the next five years would be filled with unprecedented achievements. “India will become the third largest economic power in the world. In the next five years, we will witness an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ in many sectors. We will see a complete transformation of highways, expressways, and railways. This will directly benefit our eastern regions, including Odisha," PM Modi remarked.

Raising concerns over the conspiracy behind health issues of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, PM Modi said, “Today, all well-wishers of Naveen Babu are deeply concerned. They are very distressed to see how Naveen Babu's health suddenly deteriorated in the last year. People who have been close to Naveen Babu for years now discuss this with me when they meet. They tell me that Naveen Babu is now unable to make any decisions on his own. People who have been close to Naveen Babu for a long time now believe that there might be some conspiracy behind his deteriorating health.”

PM Modi expressed confidence that the people of Odisha have decided to put an end to 25 years of BJD rule and said, "I am pleased that Odisha has decided to put an end to 25 years of BJD rule. On June 10, Odisha will witness the swearing-in of its first BJP Chief Minister."

Reflecting on the unique cultural heritage of Mayurbhanj, PM Modi praised its tradition of women empowerment. "The land of Mayurbhanj is known for women empowerment. Traditionally, Mayurbhanj has been celebrated because only women pull the chariot of Maa Subhadra here. But now, the daughter of Mayurbhanj is leading our country of 140 crore people. Our President Draupadi Murmu is the first citizen of the country. This is a matter of pride for Mayurbhanj, Odisha, and the entire nation's women."

Reaffirming his commitment to the welfare of the tribal community, PM Modi stated, "The BJP government is dedicated to the pride and welfare of the tribal community. It was the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government that established a separate Tribal Ministry. The BJP was the first to include the Santhali language in the Eighth Schedule. I am the first Prime Minister to visit the village of Lord Birsa Munda. It is the Modi government that declared Lord Birsa Munda's birth anniversary as ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas."

PM Modi assured the farmers and families involved in forest product collection of substantial support. "Many families in this region are engaged in the collection of forest products like ‘Sal’ leaves, ‘Sabai’ grass, and ‘Kendu’ leaves. Odisha BJP guarantees to purchase kendu leaves at 2 rupees per carry and provide a bonus. When our government comes to power, paddy farmers here will receive an MSP of 3100 rupees per quintal."

PM Modi criticized the BJD government for breaking the trust of the people and engaging in corrupt practices. "You trusted the BJD for 25 years, but the BJD has broken your trust at every step. This same BJD government had introduced a law to grab the lands of tribal brothers. Due to pressure from the BJP, they had to withdraw it. The BJD has also looted your mineral resources. Modi established the District Mineral Fund, giving thousands of crores of rupees to Odisha. The BJD committed fraud even with this fund."