Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

India's PM Narendra Modi presents slippers to woman

Prez VP lead nation in paying tributes to Dr Ambedkar on birth anniv India's PM Narendra Modi presents slippers to woman
Melinda Barton | 15 April, 2018, 22:12

Besides the launch of Ayushman Bharat, Modi also inaugurated the first phase of the Bastar Internet scheme, which connects seven tribal districts in the state's Maoist belt to the broadband internet.

He said now the Bijapur which had carried a tag of being backward, underdeveloped and poor district will witness fast development with newer vision under comprehensive plan.

PM Modi was speaking on the occasion of the launch of Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial in New Delhi. Prime Minister said Government will build 1.5 lakh Health & Welfare Centres across districts. Kovind, who flagged "right to equality" and "universal franchise" as two biggest contributions of the Constitution, appeared to nudge the Dalit community to avoid extremes in search of their objectives. Modi is the first Prime Minister to visit the district. "See their names and surnames and you will come to know who they are".

He said over 100 districts in the country including Chattisgarh's Bijapur were backward even 70 years after the Independence.

A newly laid railway line between Gudum and Bhanupratappur was also commissioned through video-conferencing, according to an official release.

Like everyone else, Union Health Minister JP Nadda, who was standing next to the Prime Minister when he decided to make it a memorable moment for the woman, was also taken aback.

Before addressing the gathering, Modi presented a pair of slippers to a tribal woman - one of the beneficiaries of "Charan Paduka" scheme. Singh dubbed Prime Minister's visit as a historical moment for Chhattisgarh, saying it would inspire the state to fasten its pace of development. The strong words from the Prime Minister also had immediate effect as the two BJP ministers from the state of Jammu and Kashmir resigned. Modi said the government was working on a dual strategy to develop Naxal-affected regions by developing them also trying to bring back the misguided youth back into the mainstream.