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On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a Health and Wellness Centre, to mark the launch of the Union Government’s ambitious Health Assurance Programme – Ayushman Bharat. The Centre was inaugurated at Jangla Development Hub, in the aspirational district of Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.

In the course of over one hour, the Prime Minister interacted with a number of people, and was briefed on several development initiatives at the development hub.

At the inauguration of the Health and Wellness Centre, he interacted with ASHA workers. He visited a model Anganwadi Centre, and interacted with Anganwadi workers and beneficiary children of Poshan Abhiyan. He visited a Haat Bazaar Health Kiosk and interacted with health workers. He inaugurated a bank branch at Jangla and distributed loan sanction letters under the Mudra Scheme to select beneficiaries. He also interacted with Rural BPO employees.

The Prime Minister then arrived at the venue of the public meeting. He launched the Van Dhan Yojana, which aims at empowering tribal communities. It envisages a mechanism for marketing of Minor Forest Produce through Minimum Support Price and development of value chain for MFP.

Via video conference, the Prime Minister dedicated to the nation, the Bhanupratappur-Gudum Railway Line. He flagged off a train between Dalli Rajhara and Bhanupratappur. He also inaugurated a dialysis centre at Bijapur Hospital.

The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for construction of 1988 km of PMGSY roads in LWE areas; other road connectivity projects in LWE areas; water supply scheme of Bijapur; and two bridges.

Addressing an enthusiastic gathering, the Prime Minister paid homage to the martyrs from the region who had fought against British Imperialism. He also paid homage to the security personnel who laid down their lives in Naxal-Maoist attacks, in the region.

The Prime Minister noted that the Union Government had earlier launched two significant development initiatives, the Syama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission, and the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana, from Chhattisgarh. Today he added, Ayushman Bharat and Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, are being launched from the State. He said that the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan would ensure that all development initiatives launched by the Union Government in the last four years, reach the poor and disadvantaged sections of society. He said that the Gram Swaraj Abhiyan would extend from today till the 5th of May.   

The Prime Minister said Babasaheb Ambedkar had a key role to play in the establishment of "aspiration" in the hearts and minds of crores of people.

Explaining the significance of holding this event in Bijapur today, the Prime Minister said that Bijapur is one of the over 100 aspirational districts in the country, which have got left behind in the development journey. He said he wants to convert these districts, hitherto labelled as "backward" into aspirational and ambitious districts. These districts will no longer remain dependent and backward, he asserted. He said that if the district administration, the public representatives and the people all join hands in a mass movement, then, unprecedented results can be achieved. He said the Government is working with a different approach on these 115 districts. He said each district faces its own challenges, and therefore, a different strategy is required in each case.   

The Prime Minister said that the Ayushman Bharat scheme will go a long way in ending social imbalance, and ensuring social justice in the country. He said that in the first phase of this scheme, an effort would be made to bring about a sea change in primary healthcare. He said sub centres and primary health centres at 1.5 lakh places in the country would now be developed as Health and Wellness Centres. He said the aim is to complete this task by 2022. He said these Health and Wellness Centres would function like a family doctor for the poor. 

He said the next target of Ayushman Bharat would be to provide financial assistance of upto Rs. 5 lakh to the poor, for medical treatment.  

The Prime Minister appreciated the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh, for the development work done in the State over the last fourteen years. In particular, he appreciated the development initiatives carried out in the southern districts of Sukma, Dantewada and Bijapur. He said Bastar would soon be recognised as an economic hub. He emphasized the importance of connectivity for ending regional imbalances. In this context, he mentioned the connectivity projects launched today.  

The Prime Minister asserted that the initiatives and decisions taken by the Union Government indicate its commitment to the welfare of the poor and weaker sections of society. In this context, he mentioned the Van Dhan Yojana, and other decisions taken for the benefit of the tribal communities. He mentioned schemes such as Swachh Bharat Mission, Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao, and Ujjwala Yojana, which have benefited women.

The Prime Minister asserted that people's participation is the strength of the Government, which will help in the creation of New India by 2022.  

 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Bhartiya Janta Party Booth Karyakartas from five Lok Sabha seats, Hoshangabad, Chatra, Pali, Ghazipur and Mumbai (North).

Answering a question raised by a party Karyakarta from Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh about the fake claims and lies propagated by Congress, Prime Minister Modi said that the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh led by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has done so much work all these years that the Congress is left with no issues to criticize our government. This is why they have resorted to mischievous tactics like propagating lies. Prime Minister Modi also listed out several initiatives of the state government to ensure overall development across society and described how the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh had transformed it from a ‘BIMARU’ state to a ‘BEMISAAL’ state.

Moving ahead to address party Karyakartas from Chatra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted how the BJP government in Jharkhand restarted long-pending infrastructure and welfare projects in the state.

Prime Minister Modi also mentioned how the ‘Statue of Unity’ will spread Sardar Patel’s vision and his contribution to India’s unity to the future generations of our country. PM Modi vehemently criticized the shallowness and disrespect demonstrated by Opposition parties about the ‘State of Unity’ and said how such actions showed the Congress’ utter ignorance about the contribution of our freedom fighters. He recalled a long list of freedom fighters like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Acharya Kriplani and Dr BR Ambedkar, who were neglected and disrespected by the Congress and its allies.

Addressing a question asked by a booth Karyakarta from North Mumbai, PM Modi listed out various transformative schemes of the Central government such as Start Up India, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan and the recently launched Ayushman Bharat and described the positive impacts that these schemes have made on the lives of millions of ordinary Indians by empowering them at various levels. He further elaborated saying all these achievements were less the achievements of the government and more the achievements of the 130 crore people of India and their aspirations.

In his video interaction with party workers from Pali, Rajasthan, Prime Minister Modi described several achievements that India has achieved for the first time during his government. Of these, the significant ones include 5 lakh villages of India declaring themselves Open Defecation-Free (ODF), No Indian village is without electricity, India launched 104 satellites in outer space in one go and several other instances that never happened before in India.

The interaction which was organized through video conferencing facility on the NaMo App, concluded at Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh where a party Karyakarta sought the Prime Minister’s guidance on the future course of Bhartiya Janta Party for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections. To this, PM Modi replied that the BJP had achieved the most through the efforts of its hard working and devoted Karyakartas and its strong organization.

Remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji, PM Narendra Modi said that the BJP, which had only two seats in 1984, reached a milestone of 282 seats in 2014. For this, he credited the hardworking and devoted BJP Karyakartas across the country.

PM Modi ended his interaction by greeting everyone for the upcoming festival of Vijay Dashami.