Lucknow, Nov 30 (Represenative) Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that to realise the resolve of a developed India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken several crucial decisions and initiatives in the past 9 and a half years and both the central and state governments have been quite supportive of the PM’s commitment to accelerate growth of the country. Speaking during the ‘Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ in Valmiki Nagar here in the state capital, the CM said that this Yatra will establish the concept of developed India in the coming years under the leadership of PM Modi. “The contribution of all of us is necessary for this. For this purpose, Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra was launched on Tribal Pride Day on November 15,” he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also participated in discussions with beneficiaries of diverse schemes nationwide via video conferencing during the program. Before this, CM Yogi engaged with beneficiaries of different schemes and distributed cheques, certificates, house keys and Ayushman cards. He said, “India gained independence in 1947 and since then several governments have been formed. They might have undertaken projects and spent the country’s money, but the perception of India and its people worldwide was different before 2014. Today, we witness a changed image, which reflects PM Narendra Modi’s vision.”
Yogi said, “Before 2014, schemes were formulated in the country by looking at faces and often these initiatives involved no rules and regulations. The agendas did not include the poor, common citizens, women and youth. However, today, the government is extending the benefits of various welfare schemes such as the PM Awas Yojana, Swachh Bharat Mission, free toilets in the homes of the poor, PM Jan Dhan Yojana, Ayushman Bharat Yojana, PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi, and PM SVAnidhi to the needy.” He said that these schemes are now providing benefits to the eligible people without any discrimination, despite the country’s and the government’s revenue sources being the same as in the past. “In the last nine years, PM Modi has provided free toilets to 12 crore families, houses to 4 crore families, and health insurance to 50 crore people under Ayushman Bharat. In UP alone, over 55 lakh families have received houses, 3 crore families have been provided with toilets, and 10 crore people have benefited from the Ayushman Bharat card,” he said. The CM said, “Through the CM Relief Fund and MLA fund, MLAs are contributing funds to ensure medical treatment for people in their respective areas. During the Covid pandemic, free rations are continuously being provided to 80 crore people in the country.” He said, “If the government is thinking about you, it becomes your responsibility to extend your full cooperation in fulfilling PM Modi’s resolution of Panch Pran.
Some people do not want the country’s development. They attempt to divide society on the basis of family, caste, religion, and creed, pushing back the agenda of development. In order to bring happiness to the faces of the poor, we all need to come together.” Yogi said that when the country celebrates 100 years of independence in the year 2047, during the Independence Centenary Celebration, India should move forward with the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, taking the world along with it. “For this, the mentality of slavery will have to be ended,” he said. He said that the central and state governments are running various schemes to make every citizen self-reliant. “In this regard, the responsibility of all the schemes related to the Nutrition Mission in rural areas has been handed over to self-help groups, benefiting 60,000 women who are directly uplifting themselves through employment,” he said. The CM mentioned that BC Sakhi is responsibly providing banking facilities to rural areas. “By being a part of this scheme, they are playing a crucial role in solving the banking-related issues of rural people and their families, including withdrawing and depositing money from banks,” he said. He said that through the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, various programmes aligned with PM Modi’s vision are being promoted. “In such a situation, the program will be taken to new heights of success through video vans in more than 57,000-gram panchayats and more than 762 civic bodies of the state,” he said.