Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi at BJP National Headquarter on Gujarat Victory

Published By : Admin | December 27, 2012 | 15:38 IST
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Bharat Mata ki Jai…!

Bharat Mata ki Jai…!

Bharat Mata ki Jai…!

Respected Shri Nitin Gadkariji, all the national level office bearers of Bharatiya Janata Party, all the office bearers of Delhi unit of BJP and present in huge number all dear party worker Ladies and Gentlemen…!

Friends, I had never thought in life that I would get so much affection from you at 11, Ashoka Road, the party office. I am very grateful to you for the warm welcome and honor that you have given me. There is a specific reason why this incident is touching my heart. I spent important years of my life at this very 11, Ashoka Road. For many years, in one small room of this same 11, Ashoka Road, I used to do party’s work assigned to me. Brothers & Sisters, I say this from my experience, that this is the result of power of Indian democracy and strength of BJP’s organization that a person who used to spend days sitting in a corner of this office, stayed here for many years, met very few of you, used to work like a ‘Sadhak’ (devotee) working silently behind a curtain, but it is the power of the organization that has raised me to this level. And similarly, it is the power and ability of Indian democracy that by democratic process and power of votes, it can give a huge responsibility to even a commonest man and the voters of Gujarat have given me this responsibility through the democratic system. And I have come here to give account to my friends as a BJP worker. Brothers & Sisters, I am your colleague and being a colleague, I must give account to you and today is the chance for me to do that before you.

Friends, it is the result of constant hard work of lakhs of workers of Bharatiya Janata Party that today when Governments change within 2 or 2½ years, masses elect one Government three times for 12 long years, it proves the work of BJP’s organization and the Govt. Brothers & Sisters, today I am also satisfied that whatever my Government did during this 12 years of governance, whichever responsibility BJP gave us, the efforts we made to accomplish that, it is the result of that. And I feel proud that every person who loves Mother India, living anywhere in the world, is feeling proud and raising his head with honor. And being a BJP worker, it becomes my duty to fulfill the responsibility that I am entrusted in such a manner, that all my party workers can get the ability to challenge the world with confidence and pride.

Brothers & Sisters, I have tried to fulfill the responsibilities that you gave me as one of your colleagues and every time voters of Gujarat have put their stamp on those good works. Brothers & Sisters, I would surely tell the workers from my Gujarat experience that there is no alternative to hard work. Brothers & Sisters, I do believe that now the expectations and desires of common man have quite increased and to fulfill them, running the Govt. with dedication for people, to satisfy people itself is a very big liability. But we have been able to do that sacred task properly due to the moral values which I got from this party and support of every small and big worker of the party. And I am proud that I have tried to carry out the liability that I have been given in such a manner that Bharatiya Janata Party is satisfied and BJP worker can take pride.

Brothers & Sisters, today in the country as well as in the world, BJP’s Gujarat governance is being talked about. I can see that for the last few years many prominent people of the country, even people of different political parties too, have been coming to Gujarat without even doing any media hype. They have studied in detail with the Govt., studied about the development schemes and their implementation. I invite my Delhi friends too that if the Party decides, some of you may come to Gujarat for 5-7 days and see the Govt. administration and the model that Gujarat has offered. And you have already run such big Delhi and also have seen. And I would insist that if we have any flaws, please tell us so that we can do better and serve the country in a better way. Brothers & Sisters, you may not be from Gujarat, you may not have anything to do with Gujarat, in spite of that if you have any suggestion that can be done in Gujarat and if you send it to me I will welcome it as a worker and try how those things can be implemented.

Brothers & Sisters, today I came here to attend NDC meeting and in the meeting I put my point before the Prime Minister and said that it is the country’s misfortune that the post where you are, the place from where you are speaking, an atmosphere of despair is being created in the country. Whatever you are saying, is taking the country to the bottom of deep despair. I put my point very strongly and said that you neither have any thought nor vision, there are no diligent people or any action plan to take the nation forward..!  And if this continues, we do not know how much would the country suffer. You will be shocked that before one year the Planning Commission and Indian Govt. had decided a 9% growth rate. We are much ahead of them but they could not even achieve 9% and got stuck at 7.9%. Friends, the matter of sadness is different, this time they have even stopped thinking about 9% and decided to achieve 8.2% growth rate. Now presently it is 7.9% and to achieve 8.2 means increasing by only 0.3%…! And to take this country 0.3% ahead, the whole country was gathered in Delhi today. I said that even if we all Chief Ministers make whatever efforts, but the way you are running Delhi, it does not seem possible. They have to struggle so much for this mere 0.3%, this is the condition of Delhi Government… while Gujarat is growing at 11% plus rate. In the field of agriculture, they are not able to cross 2.5-3%, whereas Gujarat is not coming below 10%. Means there is so many mismatches… today I kept all points before him. I told him that at least think a bit, the youth of the country, 65% population of India is below 35 years of age. 65% of Indian population being below 35 years means India is full of youth power. But to make this youth power join nation building, you do not have any thought, any dream, any scheme or any political will. Brothers & Sisters, you can imagine how this headship is operating this country.

Brothers & Sisters, if today there is any hope in the country, it is because of hard work of some States. A program was running since Indira Gandhi’s time, 20 point program, which was for the betterment of the poor. Whichever Government came, they continued it. It was also continued during Atalji’s time, and it was also continued further. Every 6 months its review was released. And for the last 10 years Gujarat has always got first place in implementation of 20 point program for the benefit of poor. Not only this, not a single Congress or even UPA ruled State is among first five. And when I said in a meeting before one year that this is your situation and none of your State is performing, what did Indian Govt. do? Instead of motivating their States to outperform Modi and move ahead, they took a decision that the 6 monthly Indian Govt. reports would not be released, because it was their insult…! Means they are trying to find such ways that would take the country to the bottom. It is very difficult to expect good deeds, good thinking, progress or any such thing from the current Congress party’s leadership.

Brothers & Sisters, Gujarat has promised to reach at the new heights of development and Gujarat is moving forward with the dream of equaling developed powers of the world. Friends, if China is making its domination felt in manufacturing sector, why can’t Gujarat do it, we are moving ahead with this mindset.

Brothers & Sisters, you welcomed and honored me, even our National President himself came for this, I am grateful to all of you and thank you very much..!

Bharat Mata ki Jai…!

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Namaskar!

Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan ji, the ministers of MP government, MPs, MLAs, my friends from the world of start ups, ladies and gentlemen!

You all must have seen that I was interacting with the young talents of Madhya Pradesh associated with start-ups and I realized and you too must have realized that when the heart is full of enthusiasm, new hopes and the spirit of innovation, its effect is clearly visible. I got the opportunity to talk to all of you and those who would have heard this interaction can say with full confidence that just like we have a proactive start-up policy in the country today, the start-up leadership too is extremely diligent. That is why, the country's development is gaining momentum with a new youthful energy. Start up portal and i-Hub Indore have been launched in Madhya Pradesh today. Financial assistance has also been given to start ups and incubators under the start up policy of MP. I congratulate the Government of Madhya Pradesh, the start up ecosystem of the country, and all of you for these efforts, and for organizing this event.

 Friends,

 You might remember, when our government was formed in 2014, there used to be around 300-400 start-ups in the country and the word start-up was not heard of and no one talked about it either. But today in a short span of eight years, the world of start ups in India has completely transformed. Today there are about 70 thousand recognized start-ups in our country. Today India has the third largest start-up eco-system in the world. We are also emerging as a force to be reckoned with among the world's biggest unicorn hubs. Today a start up in India turns into a unicorn within an average of 8 or 10 days. Just imagine! Turning into a unicorn means reaching a valuation of about 7000 crore rupees starting from zero in such a short time. And today every 8–10 days a new unicorn is being formed by our youth in this country.

 Friends,

 This is the strength of the youth of India, an example of the will power to achieve new heights of success. And I would ask the experts studying the policies of the economic world to note one thing. The volume of our start-ups in India is huge and so is its diversity. These start-ups are not limited to any one state or a couple of metro cities. These start-ups are spread throughout several states as well as smaller cities of India. Moreover, approximately there are more than 50 different types of start-ups associated with different industries. These are spread across every state and more than 650 districts of the country. About 50 percent of the start-ups are in tier 2 and tier 3 cities. Often some people are under the impression that start-up is something related to computers or some activity or business of the young people. This is just an illusion. The reality is that the scope of start-ups is huge. Start-ups give us simple solutions to tough challenges. And we can see that the start-ups of yesterday are turning into multinationals today. I am glad that today new start ups are emerging in the field of agriculture, retail business as well as the health sector.

 Friends,

 Today, when we hear the world praising India's start up ecosystem, every Indian feels proud. But friends, there is a question. The word start up, which was a part of discussion in certain pockets of technical world till 8 years ago, has become a powerful medium to fulfil the dreams of ordinary Indian youth. How did it become a part of their everyday conversation? How did this paradigm shift take place? It didn't happen suddenly. Clear goals, defined direction under a well thought out strategy resulted in these changes and as I am before the land of Indore today and have also met the youngsters from the world of start-ups, I feel that I should tell you a few things today. How did the start up revolution take its present shape? I believe it is very important for every youngster to know this. This is also an inspiration in itself. Moreover, it is a great impetus for the 'Azadi Ka Amritkal'.

Friends,

There has always been an urge to innovate in India and to solve problems with new ideas. We have experienced this very well during the era of IT revolution. But unfortunately, our youth didn't get the encouragement and the support that they should have received at that time. The environment developed by the IT revolution should have been channelized and given a direction. But that did not happen. We have seen that the entire decade had been marred by big scams, policy paralysis and nepotism. The dreams of one generation of this country had been shattered. Our youth had ideas and a yearning for innovation but everything was entangled in the policies of the previous governments or rather in the 'lack of policies'.

Friends,

After 2014, we revived this power of ideas and this spirit of innovation among the youth. We believed in the power of the youth of India. We prepared a complete roadmap for 'Idea to Innovation to Industry' and focused on three things.

First - construction of infrastructure of the institutions associated with 'Idea, Innovate, Incubate and industry'.

Second - simplification of government procedures

And third- change in mind-set for innovation; creation of a new ecosystem.

Friends,

Keeping all these things in mind, we started working together on different fronts. One of these was Hackathons. Seven-eight years ago, when Hackathons started happening in the country, no one had any idea that they would create and serve as a strong foundation for start-ups. We threw a challenge at the youth of the country and the youth accepted the challenge and came up with solutions. Lakhs of youth of the country saw a purpose in life and their sense of responsibility increased through these hackathons. This instilled in them the belief that they could contribute in resolving the day to day problems the country was facing. This spirit acted as a kind of launch pad for start-ups. If we talk only about the Smart India Hackathon of the government, about 15 lakh such talented young fellows were associated with it in the past years. Probably some of you sitting here were also a part of it. I remember that in such hackathons there were so many new things to learn and understand because I too enjoyed it a lot! I used to keep a close watch on the Hackathon activities of the youth for two days. I also used to take part in group discussions with them till 12, 1 and even 2 at night. I could see their passion. I used to observe their activities, the way they solved the problems and their brightened faces on successes. I used to observe all these things. And I am glad that even today some or the other hackathon is going on in some part of the country. That is, the country is continuously working on the initial process of building start-ups.

Friends,

7 Years ago, the Start Up India campaign was a huge step towards institutionalizing the concept of 'idea to industry'. Today it has become a major medium of converting ideas into the industry by hand-holding. The next year we had started the Atal Innovation Mission to develop a mind-set of innovation in the country. Under this, a huge ecosystem is being created from Atal Tinkering Labs in schools to incubation centres and hackathons in universities. Atal Tinkering Labs are running in more than 10 thousand schools across the country today. In these, more than 75 lakh children are getting exposed to modern technology and are learning the ABCD of innovation. These Atal tinkering labs being built across the country are acting as a nursery class for start ups. When the student reaches college, more than 700 Atal Incubation Centers would have been set up in the country to incubate the new idea that he would have. The new National Education Policy that the country has implemented will also help in further enhancing the innovative minds of our students.

Friends,

Besides incubation, funding is also very crucial for start ups. They received assistance because of the concrete policies of the government. The government not only created a fund of funds on its behalf, but also created different platforms to engage the start-ups with the private sector. With similar steps, today private investment worth thousands of crores of rupees is also being injected into the start-up ecosystem and is increasing day by day.

Friends,

Over the years, several reforms have been made relentlessly such as giving tax exemptions and other incentives in the country. The doors of new areas have been unlocked for start-ups with the various reforms made in the technological aspect like mapping in the Space Sector, drones etc.

Friends,

We have prioritised another requirement of the start-ups. After the start-up is formed and their services and products reach the markets easily, they are also getting a major buyer in the form of government. So, a special provision was made by the Government of India on the GeM portal. Today there are more than 13 thousand start ups registered on GeM portal. And you would be delighted to know that on this portal start-ups have done business worth more than Rs 6500 crores.

Friends,

Another major work that has been done is related to the modern infrastructure. Digital India has laid a great emphasis on the expansion of the start-up ecosystem. Cheap smart phones and cheap data also connected the middle class and the poor of the villages. This has opened up new avenues and new markets for start-ups. Due to such efforts of 'idea to Industry', today start ups and unicorns are providing employment to lakhs of youth of the country.

Friends,

The start-up itself constantly gets innovated. It does not talk about the past. That is the fundamental character of a start-up. It always talks about the future. Today, from Clean Energy and Climate Change to Healthcare, there are infinite opportunities for the startups to innovate in all such areas. Start-ups also play a major role in increasing the tourism potential in our country. Similarly, start-ups can also do a lot to strengthen the people's movement of Vocal for Local. Our start-ups can bring a huge network and provide a huge platform for branding the cottage industries of our country as well as the commendable work done by handlooms and weavers so as to take them to the international market. Our tribal brothers and sisters of India, forest dwellers make so many beautiful products. That too can become a great option or a new field for the start-ups to work upon. Similarly, you know that India is among the top-5 countries of the world in terms of mobile gaming. The growth rate of India's gaming industry is more than 40 per cent. In this budget, we have also emphasized on the support of AVGC i.e. Animation, Visual Effect, Gaming and Comic sector. This also is a huge sector for India's start ups, which they can lead. One such sector is the toy industry. India has a very rich heritage regarding toys. Start-ups from India can make it the centre of attraction for the whole world. At present, India's contribution to the global market's share of Toys is just less than one percent. The youth of my country, the youth who are living with the ideas can do something about increasing this share. You can venture into this start-up sector and contribute a lot. I am glad to say that more than 800 start-ups of India are associated with sports. I am sure you too are elated on hearing this. No one would have imagined that this too could be a field. In this too the culture of sportsmanship, the spirit of sports is being developed. There are several possibilities in this field too for the start-ups.

Friends,

We have to give a new momentum to the success of the country. We need to take it to new heights. Today India is the Fastest Growing Economy among G-20 countries. India is the third largest economy in the world. Today India is at number one in the world in terms of Smartphone Data Consumer. India ranks second in the world in terms of Internet users. Today India stands at the second position in the Global Retail Index. India is the third largest energy consumer country in the world. The world's third largest consumer market is in India. India has set a new record by exporting merchandise worth more than $417 billion i.e. Rs 30 lakh crore in the last financial year. India is investing like never before to modernize its infrastructure today. India's unprecedented emphasis today is on Ease of Living and also on Ease of Doing Business. All these things will fill any Indian with pride. All these efforts instill a sense of confidence. India's growth story, India's success story will now move forward with a new zeal in this decade. This is the time for India's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. We are celebrating 75 years of our independence. Whatever we do today, the future of New India and the direction of the country will be decided by it. With these concerted efforts, we will fulfil 135 crore aspirations. I am sure, India's start up revolution will become a very important hallmark of this 'Amritkal'. My best wishes to all the youth.

Heartiest congratulations to the Madhya Pradesh government as well!

Thanks a lot.