Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi launched state-wide Abhiyan of ‘Garib Kalyan Mela’ from Amreli today. He made an important announcement on the occasion, ‘State would organise around 50 ‘Garib Kalyan Mela’ across the State, dispensing economic assistance to the tune of Rs.1500 Crores, straight in to the hands of 25 Lakh beneficiaries under various schemes’
‘Fulfilling the aspirations held by poor people and deprived classes in the right earnest; it has proved that Government is fully committed to the welfare and development of poor people. It is not meant for the elite and affluent classes.’ C.M. added.
Shri Narendrabhai Modi has created a record by completing 3000 days of his citizen centric governance. Garib Kalyan Melas accords primacy and reverence to the welfare of poor people and deprived classes. The first such fair was held at Amreli, dispensing benefits and aids to the beneficiaries belonging to Babra, Vadiya, Bagasara, Lathi and Lilya Talukas. Government officials moved village to village to offer benefits to the people, also gave them an invitation to attend the ‘Garib Kalyan Mela’. Less than 64 odd schemes, benefits and tool-kits worth Rs. 120.69 Crores were distributed to 63089 beneficiaries at he hands of Chief Minister and other Ministers – Ministers Shri Dilipbhai Sanghani, Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Kiritsinhji Rana, BJP President Gujarat State Unit Shri Purushottam Rupala, and Chief Whip Shri R.C.Faldu. Another Garib Kalyan Mela of the district will be organised at Rajula.
Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi had presided the ‘Garib Kalyan Mela’, said that the 1st Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Jivaraj Mehta belonged to Amreli, ‘Swarnim Gujarat Sanklap Yatra’ also began from Amreli, the Garib Kalyan Mela accords primacy and reverence to the welfare and development of deprived classes, and it has also begun from Amreli.
Chief Minister observed that various welfare schemes were launched after Gujarat became a State, crores of rupees were spent, but the pathetic situation of poor and deprived classes has remained same. It has happened because Government administration must be sensitive enough in offering scheme benefits. Present Government has sensitized the administration so that Government Officials proactively offers scheme benefits to the beneficiaries.
Chief Minister asserted that scheme benefits are dispensed in a totally transparent manner. No one can point out about any malpractice. It ensures that there is no place for Middle-Man. Now, Vested interests can not snatch away the benefits of the deprived classes. After Gujarat attained statehood, vested interests gave birth to corrupt-systems. But now, deprived classes are no more at the mercy of such system.
Chief Minister announced that the Dwelling-Unit-Plots that are distributed in last 50 years, more plots would be distributed in only one year-before January-2010- through Garib Kalyan Mela .
There is no political agenda behind it. It only aims to dispense scheme benefits proactively, straight in to the hands of appropriate beneficiary; Chief Minister has made it abundantly clear.
Chief Minister publicly announced that Government is giving what was due to the poor and deprived classes. In past, Vested-Interests used to snatch away such benefits. Such fairs would transform the lives of deprived classes in a true sense. He issued a public appeal to take maximum advantage of Government schemes. Sensitivity has been enkindled in to the administration. Identifying the importance of education, Chief Minister urged them to educate their children.
On the one hand Gujarat Government moves from village to village to offer scheme benefits, but people are facing rigors and hardships of the price-rise on the other. Instead of throwing pieces of aid to woo votes, State has made sincere efforts to empower them by instilling confidence in to them.
Garib Kalyan Mela would safeguard the interests of poor people in right earnest, added C.M.
Rajya Sabha M.P. and State BJP President, Shri Purushottam Rupala claimed that Shri Narendrabhai Modi’s Government has reached up to the doorstep of poor people for providing scheme benefits. In past, benefits and problems of people got hindered by nitty-gritty& administrative procedures. Situation has changed for better. Shri Narendrabhai Modi has been successfully leading the State since last ten years. He gave compliments to district administration for their relentless efforts and proactive attitude.
Agriculture Minister Shri Dilipbhai Sanghani, Minister of State for Forest Shri Kiritsinh Rana, Chief Whip in the Assembly Shri R.C. Faldu and M.P Shri Naranbhai also addressed the gathering.
Minister of State for Energy, Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, MLAs Shri Mansukhbhai Bhuva, Shri Hirabhai Solanki, Municipality President Shri Natubhai Sojitra, and Parliamentary Secretary Shri L.T.Rajani were also present.
District Collector Shri P.R.Sompura delivered welcome address.
In charge Secretary of the District Smt Anju Sharma, D.D.O Shri R.G.Jadeja and top officials were among the others who attended the function.
Chief Minister felicitated young and talented students for their outstanding performance.
The Garib Kalyan Mela was held ‘Kamani Forward High School’ premises, which was attended by thousands of people with joy and enthusiasm. Joy and happiness was quite apparent to receive benefits under various schemes from one-platform.