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On the afternoon of Sunday 15th December 2013 the NDA’s PM candidate Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Shankhnaad Rally at Dehradun’s Parade Grounds. Shri Modi shared his vision for the development of the state of Uttarakhand and assured the people their dreams will be the efforts of the BJP and to fulfill their aspirations would be the BJP’s responsibility.Shri Modi affirmed that the results of the Assembly Elections in 5 states have clearly shown which way the wind is blowing and that the journey towards a Congress Mukt Bharat has begun.

Shri Modi presented a coherent vision for the development of Uttarakhand, highlighting the problems faced so far and the solutions of the problems. He shared that earlier it was believed ‘Yahan Ki Jawani aur Yahan Ka Paani Kaam Nahi Aata’ but assured the people this will change soon. “There is so much water in the hills yet there is darkness. Science can ensure that we can get electricity from water but is the Government in Delhi or the Government in Dehradun interested? They want people to remain poor” pointed Shri Modi.

He also talked about the importance of tourism in a state like Uttarakhand. Shri Modi shared that Uttarakhand is home to several religious places that people want to visit and added that a lot can be done to draw more tourists to Uttarakhand. He recalled that Mecca was not as developed in terms of facilities 30 years ago but after proper facilities were put in place, many more pilgrims came there. Shri Modi opined that people are talking about SEZ now but Uttarakhand has been SEZ for years, a spiritual environment zone. He believed that there is ample scope for adventure tourism to grow in Uttarakhand. He also stated that if the railway connectivity is improved then more pilgrims and tourists can visit Uttarakhand. Shri Modi talked about skill development opportunities for the youth and ensuring excellence in sectors like handicrafts and Ayurveda. He also paid tributes to all those proud sons of Uttarakhand who are serving in the Army and living for the nation.

Narendra Modi addresses Vijay Shankhnaad Rally in Dehradun

Shri Modi took on both the Congress-led UPA government and the Uttarakhand government for their anti-people attitude. He affirmed that these governments are cut off from reality and their arrogance is sky high. Shri Modi opined that if the government devoted even half of the energy it is devoting in troubling Baba Ramdev then things would be different. He asked what kind of democracy is this where every day some or the other case is being registered against Baba Ramdev?

He was critical of the Uttarakhand government for their severely partisan attitude in the wake of the Uttarakhand flood tragedy. Shri Modi stated that during times of grief, tragedy and human suffering there cannot be any scope for politics. He recalled that when Kutch was destroyed in a quake everyone, including Pakistan offered help and the Gujarat government accepted their help.

Narendra Modi addresses Vijay Shankhnaad Rally in Dehradun

Giving an example of the arrogance of the Congress, Shri Modi pointed that their senior leaders took a press conference in the issue of a Lokpal but if they were so serious about the Lokpal, why has the Congress government not implemented the tough Lokpal Bill that Shri Khanduri brought as the CM, which was even praised by Anna Hazare ji.

Mr. Modi recalled the contribution of former PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the creation of Uttarakhand and also mentioned the role played by Shri Rajnath Singh, who was serving as the Chief Minister of UP that time.He also talked about his close bond with Uttarakhand, a state for which he was the Prabhari.

BJP President Shri Rajnath Singh addressed the rally and made a strong appeal to the people of Uttarakhand to give all 5 seats in the state to the BJP. Leaders of the Uttarakhand BJP unit, former CMs Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Shri BC Khanduri, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Lok Sabha MP Smt. Mala Rajya Lakshmi Shah among others were present.

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April 14, 2021
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Governors are an important pillar of Janbhagidari in this battle against Covid: PM
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today interacted with Governors and Lieutenant Governors of all States and Union Territories regarding the Covid-19 situation and ongoing vaccination drive in the country, through video conferencing.

Prime Minister said that in the battle against Covid, along with the vaccines, our values and sense of duty are our biggest strengths. Praising the citizens who participated in this battle last year considering it their duty, he said that the same feeling of Janbhagidari needs to be encouraged now as well. He said that the role of the Governors, through appropriate utilization of their social capacity, thus becomes all the more critical to achieving this. Governors are an important link to ensure better coordination between State Governments and society, he said, adding that the combined power of all community organizations, political parties, NGOs and social institutions needs to be harnessed.

Prime Minister suggested that the Governors can actively engage to ensure that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with the State Governments towards micro containment. He said that their social network can help ensure an increase in the capacity of ambulances, ventilators and oxygen in hospitals. Along with spreading the message about vaccination and treatment, the Governors can also spread awareness about AYUSH related remedies.

Prime Minister noted that our youth, our workforce, is an important part of our economy. Hence, it is important to ensure that our youth follows all Covid related protocols and precautions. He said that the Governors’ role is also critical in ensuring the greater engagement of our students in University campuses towards this Janbhagidari. We also need to focus on better utilization of facilities at University and College campuses, he added. He said that just like last year, NCC and NSS also have a key role to play this year as well. Prime Minister said that the Governors are an important pillar of Janbhagidari in this battle and their coordination with State Governments and guidance to institutions of the State will further strengthen the nation’s resolve.

Discussing the rise in the number of Covid cases, the Prime Minister said that in this stage of the fight against the virus, the country stands to gain from last year’s experience and improved healthcare capacity. He discussed the increase RTPCR testing capacity and noted that the country has become Aatmanirbhar with respect to kits and other material related to testing. All this has led to a reduction in the cost of RTPCR tests also. He added that most of the products related to testing are also available on the GeM portal. Prime Minister emphasized the significance of increasing tracking, tracing and testing, and said that RTPCR testing needs to be increased from 60% to 70%. He said that it is pertinent to ensure that more and more people get tested.

Prime Minister underlined that the government is committed to ensuring adequate availability of vaccines. He highlighted that India has become the fastest nation to reach the landmark of 10 crore vaccinations. Noting the positive impact of Tika Utsav in the last four days, he said that in this period, the vaccination drive was expanded and new vaccination centres also came up.

Interaction

The Vice President of India, Union Home Minister and Union Health Minister also attended the interaction.

The Vice President appreciated the Prime Minister for leading the fight against Covid and his proactive steps to develop the infrastructure required to tackle the pandemic. He also highlighted the scientific community's contribution in giving a vaccine to India and the whole world. He also talked about the contribution of healthcare workers, sanitation workers, and other frontline workers who have played a vital role during the pandemic.

The Vice President called upon the Governors to bring up a coordinated front by leading all-party meetings in their respective states and engaging with civil society organisations to spread awareness about covid-appropriate behaviour. The Vice president said that a 'Team India spirit' cutting across policy lines should be adopted, and in this regard, Governors as the 'Guardians of the State' could guide the State Governments.

Union Home Minister stressed the importance of saving each and every life. Union Health Secretary gave a presentation on Covid cases and vaccination drive. He gave an overview of how India has followed a proactive and pre-emptive approach in this endeavour.

The Governors shared details of how their respective states are tackling the spread of the virus and coordinating activities towards ensuring a smooth implementation of the vaccination drive, while also mentioning the deficiencies of healthcare facilities in the States.

They gave suggestions for further improvement in the efforts and shared plans of how Janbhagidari can be increased through the active social engagement of various groups.