Shri Narendra Modi exudes confidence- Gunotsav would become a model for others

Published By : Admin | November 17, 2011 | 10:01 IST

3,000 officials to evaluate 2-lakh teachers and 60-lakh students in 32,274 government primary schools in Gujarat during ‘Gunotsav’ Nov 24-26

Gandhinagar, Thursday: The entire Council of Ministers, led by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, IAS officers and 3,000-odd officials will participate in the 3rd ‘Gunotsav’ campaign to evaluate 2-lakh teachers and 60-lakh students pursuing studies in 32,274 government primary schools in Gujarat for three days from November 24 to 26, 2011.

 

Addressing a review meeting of Gunotsav here today, the Chief Minister said the statewide Gunotsav campaign, launched three years back with a view to achieving qualitative improvement at the primary school stage, has become a subject of study at the national level.

The Chief Minister recalled how the Gujarat Government’s two earlier novel campaigns – Shala Praveshotsav and Kanya Kelavani Yatra – have resulted in achieving 100 per cent enrolment in primary schools in the state, with 80 per cent eligible students being on continued roll. Gunotsav is the next mission for qualitative improvement of primary education. It is to build a strong future generation, starting from the primary schools stage itself, creating public awareness and providing physical facilities in schools.

He said the mission is to identify and recognize best teachers by inspectors of CRC and BRC cadres to encourage others to follow suit. It has inbuilt provision for self-assessment by teachers as well. He exuded confidence that upgrading Gujarat’s primary education would soon become a model for others to emulate.

Speaking at the meeting, Education Minister Ramanlal Vora said that Gujarat is the only state in the country which has adopted a system for ranking and gradation of primary schools on different parameters of imparting education. He said that Shala Praveshotsav and Kanya Kelavni Yatra launched in the state under the leadership of Chief Minister Narendra Modi have spread education in the state by 15 per cent and have drastically reduced dropout rate in primary schools.

Primary Education Secretary R.P. Gupta made a detailed audiovisual presentation on the campaign at the meeting. Prominent among those present at the meeting included Minister of State for Education Jaisinh Chauhan, Chief Secretary A.K. Joti, State Project Director Manoj Agrawal, other ministers and MLA’s.

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Initiating his spirited speech, the PM remarked, “When I first came to Aligarh, I asked you to lock away the factories of nepotism, corruption, and appeasement. You locked them so tight that even the two Shehzaades can't find the key. Today, I'm back to urge the people of Aligarh and Hathras. You hold the key to a better future and a Viksit Bharat. It's time to rid our country of poverty, corruption, and dynastic politics.”

Painting a vivid contrast, PM Modi highlighted the stark difference: "Once, bombs and shells rattled our borders daily, but now, all is calm. Terrorist attacks and serial blasts were routine, but not anymore. Under Article 370, separatists thrived in Jammu and Kashmir, but now they're silenced. Curfews were a daily ordeal in Aligarh, but not anymore. Under the SP government, riots, murders, and gang wars plagued us. Today, under Yogi ji's governance, peace reigns, and our sisters and daughters walk freely, without fear."

“Parties like Congress-SP always practised appeasement politics and never did anything for the political-social-economic upliftment of Muslims,” the PM added.

PM Modi enlightened the audience about several developmental initiatives aimed at uplifting various sections of society, PM Modi reflected that he had requested the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to increase the Haj quota. “Today, not only has India's Haj quota increased but visa rules have also been made easier. The government has also allowed women to go for Haj without Mehram,” the PM mentioned.

Taking a firm stand against the opposition and their selfish motives, PM Modi emphasized, “The INDI Alliance members are hopeless, unwilling to look towards the future. They question why I speak of a developed India or making us the third-largest economic power. All they care about is their family and power greed.”

“Today, I must warn the people of Aligarh and the nation about the dangerous intentions of the Congress and INDI Alliance. The Congress and its allies have set their sights on your hard-earned money and property. The Congress leader has openly declared that if they come to power, they will investigate everyone's earnings and property, even down to how much gold women possess, how many FDs employees have, and how much land farmers own. They plan to confiscate property and money as they see fit, based on a survey they conduct. This is akin to communist ideology, which has ruined many countries. Now, they want to implement this policy in India. They want to seize your hard-earned money and property. These family-oriented politicians have amassed vast fortunes by looting the people. They have never shared their wealth with the poor. Now, they have their eyes on the wealth of the people,” the PM exposed the harsh realities of the opposition.

Training his guns further at Congress, PM Modi asserted, “The Congress considers it its birthright to plunder the wealth of the people, loot the nation's assets. The Congress, which engaged in corruption in every defence purchase, could never have built a defence corridor here. But now, our Uttar Pradesh is now becoming a major hub of self-reliant India, a self-reliant army. Just a few days ago, we exported the first batch of BrahMos missiles to the Philippines. In the coming days, these lethal BrahMos missiles will also be manufactured in Uttar Pradesh.”

Stressing how the BJP is strengthening the power of every industry in the region, PM Modi remarked, “BJP is supporting the One District One Product initiative to boost your work. Whether it's the locks of Aligarh, the asafoetida of Hathras, metal industries, garment industries, or gulal industries, the BJP government is dedicated to bolstering every sector.”

PM Modi also spoke about several development schemes that empower both agriculture and farmers here, stating, “BJP has also pledged in its Sankalp Patra to establish special storage clusters for potato, tomato, and onion farmers, which will greatly benefit the farmers of Aligarh and Hathras.”

In his concluding remarks, PM Modi exhorted the people of Aligarh and Hathras, “Now, to build a developed India, we need a strong government in India. For this, you need to vote for the BJP, vote for the NDA. I have one more request for you. Go door-to-door, tell them that Modi ji has said, ‘First vote, and then refreshment’.