Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. This novel public programme marking the completion of eight years of the government led by the Prime Minister is being organized across the country at State Capitals, District Headquarters, and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The Sammelan conceptualizes elected public representatives across the country directly interacting with the public to get feedback about the various welfare programmes being run by the government.
The Prime Minister also released the 11th installment of financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. This will enable the transfer of an amount of around Rs. 21,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families. On this occasion, the Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of (PM-KISAN) across the country. Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Arlekar, Chief Minister of Himachal Shri Jai Ram Thakur, and Union Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur were among those present on the occasion in Shimla.
Interacting with the beneficiary from Ladakh, Shri Tashi Tundup the Prime Minister talked about the arrival of tourists in Ladakh and his experience with the government schemes. The Prime Minister praised his services as an army man. Shri Tashi Tundup said that he did not face any problem in availing the benefits of schemes like PMAY, Toilets, Gas Connections, and farming-related benefits.
Smt Lalita Devi Ji from Bihar is a beneficiary of PMAY, Ujjwala, Swachh Bharat, and Jal Jeevan Mission. She informed the PM, how schemes led to her ease of living and dignified life. The Prime Minister said that with a house many things like education and marriage of the children will fall in place.
From West Tripura, Shri Pankaj Shani, the beneficiary of Ek Rashtra Ek Rashan Card, PM Garib Kalyan, and many other schemes informed that he got the benefits of many schemes like JJM, ONORC, PMAY, and electricity connection. He also informed that due to the One Nation One Ration Card he is not having any problems despite his migration from Bihar.
From Kalburgi of Karnataka Ms. Santoshi, a beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat narrated her experience with the scheme. She said that the Health and Wellness Centre and free checkups and medicines are bringing many changes in her life. The Prime Minister complimented her for her excellent way of communicating and joked that she should contest elections as she will be very popular.
From Mehsana Gujarat, Shri Arvind, a beneficiary of PM Mudra Yojna was elated to talk to the Prime Minister and informed that his Mandap Decoration business has led to the expansion of business and he is promoting digital payment. The Prime Minister complimented him for educating his employees about the government scheme and also for being a job creator. The Prime Minister also blessed his daughter for sporting aspirations.
At the venue, from Sirmour Himachal Pradesh Sama Devi ji a beneficiary of PMAY, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Ayushman Yojana, CM Grahni Suvidha Yojna. The Prime Minister discussed her situation and her activities in farming.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister expressed his happiness to be present in Himachal on this momentous occasion. He congratulated and wished the farmers as more than 10 crore farmers have received the money in their bank accounts through the PM Kisan scheme. He expressed satisfaction that he released benefits under the PM CARES for Children Scheme on the occasion of the completion of 8 years of the Government. He expressed happiness for releasing the financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme nationwide from Shimla. He thanked the people for giving him the opportunity to serve 130 crore citizens.
The Prime Minister also conveyed his satisfaction on marking 8 years by taking up the responsibility of the children who lost both their parents to the Corona pandemic through PM CARES for Children yesterday. He said that the suggestion to be in Himachal for this occasion was accepted by him with promptness as the State has been his Karmbhoomi. The Prime Minister said that he always sees himself as a member of the family of 130 crore citizens and not as a Prime Minister. Only when he signs a file does he take the responsibility of the Prime Minister. As soon as that moment gets over, he said “I no longer remain Prime Minister and become the member of your family and Pradhan Sevak of the 130 countrymen. If I am able to do anything for the country, it is only because of the blessings and good wishes of 130 crore countrymen.” An emotional Prime Minister said, “Getting connected with the hopes and aspirations of my family of 130 crore citizens, this family is all I have, you people are everything in my life and this life too is for you.” The Prime Minister said as the government is completing its eight years, he repeated his resolve again that he will do whatever he can, for the welfare of everyone, for the honour of every Indian, for the security of every Indian, and for the prosperity of every Indian for them to get a life of happiness and peace.
The Prime Minister lamented that before 2014, the earlier government had considered corruption as an essential part of the system, then instead of fighting corruption, the government had succumbed to it, then the country was watching that the money for schemes was looted before reaching the needy. He added that today due to the trinity of Jan Dhan-Aadhaar and Mobile (JAM), the money is reaching the beneficiary directly in their Jan Dhan bank accounts. Earlier there was a compulsion to suffer smoke in the kitchen, today there is a facility to get LPG cylinders from the Ujjwala scheme. Earlier there was the shame of open defecation now poor have the dignity of toilets. Earlier there was helplessness to raise money for treatment, today every poor has the support of Ayushman Bharat. Earlier there was a fear of triple talaq, now there is the courage to fight for one’s rights.
The Prime Minister noted that the welfare schemes, good governance, and welfare of the poor (Seva Sushasan aur Gareeb Kalyan) have changed the meaning of government for the people. Now the government is working for the people. Be it PM housing schemes, scholarships, or pension schemes, with the help of technology, the scope of corruption has been minimized. He said that the Government is trying to give a permanent solution to the problems which were earlier assumed to be permanent. He said Direct Benefit Transfer put an end to the injustice of pilferage and leakage by removing 9 crore fake names from the benefit rolls.
The Prime Minister said when the daily struggle of the poor has reduced when he is empowered, then he gets involved with new energy to remove his poverty. With this thinking, our government started empowering the poor from day one. We tried to reduce every single worry in his life, he added. “I can say with pride that almost every family of the country is benefitting from one or the other scheme”, he said.
Noting the contribution of every family of Himachal to the armed forces the Prime Minister said it is this government that implemented One Rank One Pension after waiting for four decades and gave arrears to the ex-servicemen. Every family of Himachal has benefited a lot. Vote bank politics has happened in our country for decades and has done a lot of damage to the country. He said we are working to build a new India, not a vote bank.
The Prime Minister said we have taken the initiative to make 100% benefit reach 100% of the beneficiaries. He said the Government has taken a pledge for reaching the saturation of the beneficiaries. 100% empowerment means ending discrimination, eliminating recommendations, and ending appeasement. 100% empowerment means that every poor gets full benefits from government schemes.
Commenting on the growing stature of the countryThe Prime Minister said today, India does not extend a hand of friendship in compulsion but extends a helping hand. Even during the Corona period, we have sent medicines, and vaccines to more than 150 countries, he added.
The Prime Minister stressed the need to work for the bright future of the coming generations, for the bright India of the 21st century. An India whose identity is not deprivation but modernity. No goal is impossible in front of our capability. He added that today India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Record foreign investment is happening in India today, today India is also creating records in exports. “All should come forward and play our part in the journey of progress of our country”, he concluded.
जब हमारी सरकार अपने आठ वर्ष पूरे कर रही है, तो मैं अपना संकल्प फिर दोहराउंगा...— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
हर भारतवासी के सम्मान के लिए, हर भारतवासी की सुरक्षा, हर भारतवासी की समृद्धि के लिए, भारतवासी को सुख-शांति की जिंदगी कैसे मिले, हर किसी का कल्याण करने के लिए जितना काम कर सकूँ, उसको करता रहूं: PM
पहले इलाज के लिए पैसे जुटाने की बेबसी थी, आज हर गरीब को आयुष्मान भारत का सहारा है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
पहले ट्रिपल तलाक का डर था, अब अपने अधिकारों की लड़ाई लड़ने का हौसला है: PM @narendramodi
लेकिन आज चर्चा जन-धन खातों से मिलने वाले फायदों की हो रही है, जनधन-आधार और मोबाइल से बनी त्रिशक्ति की हो रही है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
पहले रसोई में धुआं सहने की मजबूरी थी, आज उज्ज्वला योजना से सिलेंडर पाने की सहूलियत है: PM @narendramodi
2014 से पहले की सरकार ने भ्रष्टाचार को सिस्टम का जरूरी हिस्सा मान लिया था, तब की सरकार भ्रष्टाचार से लड़ने की बजाय उसके आगे घुटने टेक चुकी थी, तब देश देख रहा था कि योजनाओं का पैसा जरूरतमंद तक पहुंचने के पहले ही लुट जाता है: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
सेवा, सुशासन और गरीबों के कल्याण के लिए बनी हमारी योजनाओं ने लोगों के लिए सरकार के मायने ही बदल दिए हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
अब सरकार माई-बाप नहीं, अब सरकार सेवक है: PM @narendramodi
पीएम आवास योजना हो, स्कॉलरशिप देना हो या फिर पेंशन योजनाएं, टेक्नोलॉजी की मदद से हमने भ्रष्टाचार का स्कोप कम से कम कर दिया है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
जिन समस्याओं को पहले Permanent मान लिया गया था, हम उसके Permanent Solution देने का प्रयास कर रहे हैं: PM @narendramodi
गरीब का जब रोजमर्रा का संघर्ष कम होता है, जब वो सशक्त होता है, तब वो अपनी गरीबी दूर करने के लिए नई ऊर्जा के साथ जुट जाता है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
इसी सोच के साथ हमारी सरकार पहले दिन से गरीब को सशक्त करने में जुटी।
हमने उसके जीवन की एक-एक चिंता को कम करने का प्रयास किया: PM @narendramodi
ये हमारी ही सरकार है जिसने चार दशकों के इंतजार के बाद वन रैंक वन पेंशन को लागू किया, हमारे पूर्व सैनिकों को एरियर का पैसा दिया।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
इसका बहुत बड़ा लाभ हिमाचल के हर परिवार को हुआ है: PM @narendramodi
हमारे देश में दशकों तक वोटबैंक की राजनीति हुई है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
अपना-अपना वोटबैंक बनाने की राजनीति ने देश का बहुत नुकसान किया है।
हम वोटबैंक बनाने के लिए नहीं, नए भारत को बनाने के लिए काम कर रहे हैं: PM @narendramodi
हमने शत प्रतिशत लाभ, शत प्रतिशत लाभार्थी तक पहुंचाने का बीड़ा उठाया है, लाभार्थियों के सैचुरेशन का प्रण लिया है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
शत प्रतिशत सशक्तिकरण यानि भेदभाव खत्म, सिफारिशें खत्म, तुष्टिकरण खत्म।
शत प्रतिशत सशक्तिकरण यानि हर गरीब को सरकारी योजनाओं का पूरा लाभ: PM @narendramodi
2014 से पहले जब मैं आपके बीच आता था तो कहता था कि भारत दुनिया से आंख झुकाकर नहीं, आंख मिलाकर बात करेगा।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
आज भारत, मजबूरी में दोस्ती का हाथ नहीं बढ़ाता, बल्कि मदद करने के लिए हाथ बढ़ाता है।
कोरोना काल में भी हमने 150 से ज्यादा देशों को दवाइयां भेजी हैं, वैक्सीन भेजी हैं: PM
हमें 21वीं सदी के बुलंद भारत के लिए, आने वाली पीढ़ियों के उज्ज्वल भविष्य के लिए काम करना है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
एक ऐसा भारत जिसकी पहचान अभाव नहीं बल्कि आधुनिकता हो: PM @narendramodi
हम भारतवासियों के सामर्थ्य के आगे कोई भी लक्ष्य असंभव नहीं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) May 31, 2022
आज भारत दुनिया की सबसे तेज़ी से बढ़ती अर्थव्यवस्थाओं में एक है।
आज भारत में रिकॉर्ड विदेशी निवेश हो रहा है, आज भारत रिकॉर्ड एक्सपोर्ट कर रहा है: PM @narendramodi