When the Prime Minister’s words instill trust and togetherness

Published By : Admin | September 16, 2016 | 23:48 IST
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Swacch Bharat Movement, initiated with the aim to make India dirt-free has touched the lives of crores of people of India.

For the first time, a person no less than the Prime Minister of India spoke about cleanliness from the ramparts of the Red Fort during his Independence Day Speech on 15th August 2014. On 2nd October that year the Prime Minister personally wielded the broom and led from the front in the endeavour to create a Swachh Bharat. Time and again, he has spoken about cleanliness and brought it at the forefront of public discourse. Be it an official programme or a political rally, the topic of cleanliness regularly finds a mention.

No wonder people from all walks of life have supported Swachh Bharat Mission with unparalleled vigour. The media too has supported the movement.

An example of how Swachh Bharat Mission and the Prime Minister’s words have influenced the nation can be seen in the actions of Chandrakant Kulkarni.

Chandrakant Kulkarni, retired government employee, belongs to a middle class family and is a pensioner drawing a monthly pension of Rs. 16,000 per month. Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Mission, he decided to contribute Rs. 5000 per month to the cause and that too not once, but in the form of 52 post dated cheques which bear a date for each forthcoming month!

A pensioner giving almost a third of his salary for a clean India. This illustrates the trust the Prime Minister’s words have created in the minds of the people and how citizens are feeling that they are an integral part of taking the nation to new heights of progress. Shri Modi on his part has shared numerous such anecdotes of how people are coming together to create a ‘Clean India.’ Most of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programmes have atleast one anecdote based on cleanliness.

As PM, Shri Modi has surely succeeded in creating a mass movement for cleanliness that always augurs well for the growth of India.

 

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"Jaago Bharat Ke Laal" — How PM Modi motivated citizens to keep up the fight against Article 370
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On 5th August 2019, in a historic move, Article 370 and Article 35 A were abrogated. This led to complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of the country.

The temporary Articles, which were in place for almost 70 odd years, denied rights to the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Both these Articles were a huge hurdle in development of the region. Abrogation of these Articles fulfilled the dream of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and countless citizens.

Since the early 90s, Shri Narendra Modi had raised his voice against the Article 370 and motivated people to keep up their fight against it. He spread awareness how the Abrogation of these Articles would benefit our nation.

Bhavna Thakur, a Karyakarta from Gujarat reminisced the time when Shri Modi, during the organisational days, used to discuss about the Article 370. In a video, she said, "When Modi Ji used to take lectures during the organisational days, he would tell us a lot about the nation as well as the Article 370. He talked about the difficulties we had to face due to the Article 370 and how its abrogation will be good for the nation."

Smt. Thakur further said that to motivate all the Karyakartas, Shri Modi even used to sing a song.

"The song is in Gujarati. It goes like: Kashmir Bharat Nu Kevay, Eto Koi Thi Na Chhinvay, Jando Farki Rahio Chhe Hindustan No, Jaago Jaago Re Bharat Maa Na Laal, which means wake up all Indians, no one can take Kashmir from us. It is an integral part of our nation and will always be," recalled Bhavna Thakur.

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