Creator of One India, Ideal India
With eyes on the horizon our goal as our resolution, we are breaking our shackles We are winning our battles, this is the new era of a New India, our future will be ours too.
These lines encapsulate the essence of the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. From being born in the small town of Vadnagar in Gujarat, to becoming the ‘Pradhan Sevak’ of 135 crore Indians, it has been a long journey with challenges and struggles at every step. He accepted these as an opportunity to create a new India.
Over the past 20 years, the world has been a witness to his style of working, vision and mission. As the chief minister of Gujarat, he presented a unique model of development and good governance before the entire country.
The exploited and neglected people wanted a leadership that rose above dirty, divisive politics and worked for ‘One India-Ideal India’. This became a reality in 2014 when the people gave overwhelming support to Modi.
In the past eight years, New India has emerged for the world to see. The trust put forth in the PM as the symbol of people’s aspirations and an icon of Indianness, has been consolidated.
Negative forces created obstacles in his journey but his resolve was unshaken. Every criticism and conspiracy strengthened him. He learnt the lessons from life, trained in the classes of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and inspired by the vision of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
In moments of challenges, he firmly believed in “nadai-nyam, na palayanam” (never to be helpless, never to run away).
Over the past two decades, PM Modi’s vision has established India as a great power. In the past eight years, New India has emerged for the world to see. The trust put forth in the PM as the symbol of people’s aspirations and an icon of Indians, has been consolidated stronger in the past eight years. While India celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, it has become the world’s fifth largest economy, leaving Britain behind. As a result of his efforts, UNESCO has included Kumbh in the list of In-tangible Cultural Heritage.
The world beholds the spiritual glory of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham. The construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya is a symbol of India’s spiritual and cultural heritage. It is a result of the PM’s vision that Yoga has become a medium of health and wellness for the world.
Besides economic development in the public and private sector, the PM additionally focused on the ‘personal sector.’ It means housing, electricity, jobs, education, healthcare and cleanliness for all.
The principle of ‘Sabka saath, sab ka vikas, sabka vishwas, sabka prayas‘ has become the essence of India’s development. The PM Jan Dhan Yojana is an example of financial inclusion by connecting crores of Indians to banking services. PM Ujjwala Yojana has provided a carbon-free environment to women and made them self-reliant. Schemes like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Make in India,
Digital India, Start-up India, Stand-up India, Sagarmala Project etc., are milestones in the creation of a New India. The PM has provided the benefit of government schemes to citizens through JAM Trinity (the coordination of Jandhan, Aadhar and Mobile), eliminating corruption. This was the beginning of the social-economic revolution in the country.
Be it the elderly, destitute women or Diyvang, the system has ensured social security for all. In UP, in the past five and a half years, the PM Awas Yojana has made the dream of owning a house come true for 45 lakh people. Kisan Samman Nidhi is reaching 2.57 crore farmers. The legal right for houses has been secured by 35 lakh rural people under PM Swamitva Yojana.
PM Modi took several decisions in public interest, but if he felt that any decision was not clearly understood by people, he did not hesitate in with drawing it. His resolve to implement policies of public interest is unwavering. In 2020-21, as the country faced coronavirus pandemic, he provided a security net to every Indian for health and livelihood. The world’s largest vaccination drive was launched and vaccines were sent to several countries, establishing the model of ‘vaccine friendship’. Articles 370 and 35 (A) of the Constitution about special status to J&K were revoked on August 5, 2019, giving shape to New India.
India’s foreign policy has the country’s interest at its core, but it also encompasses global welfare. Today, the entire world looks up to India. The precedence in our foreign policy given to our neighbors has strengthened India’s position in South Asia.
The journey combining nationalism, development and resolve to become a world power has been scripted by the PM.
[The Blog is written by Chief Minister of Uttar-Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath]