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Uttarakhand can no longer wait for development: PM Modi at Parivartan Rally in Dehradun
Chardham highway development project will improve connectivity to the Chardham pilgrimage centres: PM
Chardham highway project will cater to needs and provide employment to the state’s youth: PM
We are electrifying India's villages in mission mode that lived in darkness for decades: PM
We addressed concerns of ex-servicemen regarding OROP. This has helped our jawans widely: PM

 

While addressing a Parivartan rally at Dehradun in Uttarakhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Uttarakhand can no longer wait for development. Shri Modi launched the Chardham highway development project and said that it is a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in Kedarnath tragedy. The Prime Minister said the new project will improve connectivity to the Chardham pilgrimage centres.

Shri Modi mentioned that facilities for pilgrims at Chardham Yatra centres were not adequate and due to that several devotees were unable to travel. “Hurried conception of schemes may be able to give short term political gains but the gains for people will be limited”, remarked PM Modi.

Shri Narendra Modi stated that the Chardham Yartra Project will not only add to the region’s development but also cater to needs and provide employment to the state’s youth.

The Prime Minister highlighted how the Centre has taken the work of electrifying India’s villages in mission mode. “Over 18 thousand villages lived in darkness for several decades but have taken up the task to electrify them. We want to energise the lives in rural areas”, said Shri Modi. He also shed light on Ujjwala Yojana aimed at providing five crore LPG connections for the poor in three years.

Prime Minister Modi said that Uttarakhand is the land of the courageous. “For over 40 years the ex-servicemen battled for One Rank One Pension but previous governments never paid attention to their needs, they allotted Rs. 500 crore when the polls were approaching. But in reality, the budget for OROP is over Rs. 10,000 crore. After we came to power, we took note of their concerns and implemented One Rank One pension scheme. This has widely benefited our jawans”, said the PM.

PM Modi said that corruption must be eliminated at levels. He added further, “We have initiated a step to end corruption. Bribes were taken from candidates at interviews to offer jobs. We have undertaken strict measures and eliminated interviews for class III and class IV jobs.”

Prime Minister Modi said that the corrupt will be punished and it is now happening. The PM added, “People of the country despite facing certain inconveniences have fought against corruption and black money. Ours is an endeavour to strengthen the hands of the honest and law abiding citizen of India.”

Several party karyakartas and Union Ministers attended the event.

 

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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.