All resources should be diverted towards villages for development in true spirit of Constitution: PM Mr. Modi
CM Mr. Chouhan thanks PM for developing 5 memorials of Baba Saheb
Bhopal, April 15, 2016 (Muslim Saleem): Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has said that work is still incomplete to meet expectations made by Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar in the Constitution to strengthen the country and realize the objectives of Mahatma Gandhi’s Gram Swaraj. To complete the process, all sources and resources need to be diverted towards villages. He said that piecemeal development will not do. Mr. Modi was addressing a massive public gathering at Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar’s birthplace Mhow (Ambedkar Nagar) today. He launched ‘Gramoday Se Bharat Uday Abhiyan’ on Dr. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary. Mr. Modi said that he has come to pay obeisance to Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar. He said that he had come earlier, too, but there is world of difference between then and now.
He congratulated Madhya Pradesh’s government led by Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan for developing Dr. Ambedkar’s birthplace on a grand and glorious scale. With reference to doubling farmers’ income, Mr. Modi said that farmers demand nothing. Only if they can get adequate water, they can produce gold from soil. A farmer is satisfied if he is able to feed others. He said that a resolve has been taken to double farmers’ income by year 2022. Work is difficult, but will be accomplished. He congratulated Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan for preparing a roadmap for doubling farmers’ income.
He desired other states to chalk out such an action plan in accordance with their resources. Urban economy will also not grow untill villages’ purchasing power is increased. Mr. Modi said that desired improvement is yet to be witnessed in villages even 69 years after independence. He said that development of some cities and handful industries will not be enough for development of India. Villages need to be economically empowered for their constant and permanent development.
He said that this year’s budget has paid maximum attention to development of villages and agriculture. Attention has been paid to fill farmers with new zeal and energy. Mr. Modi said that Baba Saheb was synonym of resolve. He devoted all his life to struggle to ensure respect and dignified life to downtrodden sections of society. He said that Baba Saheb had vast knowledge and education through which he could do anything to lead a lavish life. But he chose to dedicate his life to ensure better life to weaker sections. Mr. Modi said that credit goes to Baba Saheb for his Prime Ministership. People indulging in politics in the name of Baba Saheb have done nothing, except dividing society. Baba Saheb struggled every moment. He consumed and digested poison of humiliation.
His to people greatness is manifest in the Constitution framed by him. Therefore, he intends to do good sitting at his feet. The Prime Minister said that all villages in the country will be electrified within less than 1000 days. He said that it is about 70 years since India attained freedom. It would be unfortunate if even a single village remains unelectrified now. He said that present Central Government is accountable to the people. It works fast to fulfill people’s aspirations and expectations. The Prime Minister said that Baba Saheb Ambedkar had called for imbibing education, be organised and struggle.
He believed in economic prosperity and social empowerment through technological advances. His government is striving to fulfill this dream. It would be true homage to Baba Saheb if we orient ourselves towards villages. He said that the Central Government allocates Rs. 75 lakh annually to each village for development. This is adequate to transform villages. He stressed the need to continue awareness towards development at Gram Panchayats. They should be empowered. This is possible through inspiration from Baba Saheb.