India has become an ‘Open Defecation Free’ country. What can be a better way to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th anniversary than announcing this mega achievement to the world? The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi made the nation proud by announcing this achievement on 2nd October 2019 amid nation celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is an achievement for which every Indian is today feeling proud, an achievement which can be cherished and an achievement which fills the entire nation with confidence that if pursued with commitment, no goal is beyond the reach of the people. It is an achievement which appeared so distant when the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ was launched with the aim of building 100 million toilets in five years. But keeping with the high level of accomplishment of Modi government which has a penchant for exceeding its targets, 110 million toilets have been constructed by 2nd October 2019, the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. A proud nation has paid a befitting tribute to Bapu on his 150th anniversary.
India is moving forward taking responsibilities for resolving the issues which are of immense significance. It was this sense of responsibility that made the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi assure the world in his address to the United Nations, that India though not a cause of global warming in per capita emission perspective, it has taken upon itself to address the issue through various path breaking initiatives. It is in line with this commitment to the world that India has launched a campaign across the country to make India free of single use plastic. At the same time commitment for renewable energy is tremendous which can be seen in the declared target of 450 Giga Watts of renewable energy and creation of International Solar Alliance at global level. While a large number of welfare schemes are empowering poor, youth, women, SCs, STs, OBCs and other weaker sections of the society in a big way, India is taking lead globally on various issues of international concerns under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The range of issues with which India is engaging itself today can be seen in its civilizational perspective and in the all-embracing spirit which has a legacy of thousands of years of values and traditions preaching peace, harmony and co-existence. While the Modi government is committed to wipe the tears of the poorest of the poor in the society, it is engaged in building the edifice of a great country which may be able to fulfil its responsibilities towards the global community as well.
India has many achievements to its credit in last five years under the charismatic leadership of Prime Minsiter Shri Narendra Modi. These achievements appeared unachievable a few years back and the sceptics doubted the targets criticising them as impossible to meet. But as the sceptics are repeatedly proven wrong as the Modi government has been exceeding the targets not only in terms of the magnitude but in terms of time by completing the projects in advance. The targets set in Swachh Bharat Mission, Jan Dhan Yojana, Ujjwala, Ayushman, Indradhanush, Ujala and many more schemes which have brought a huge difference in the life of the common people and continue to transform India. It is due to such remarkable achievements that the world today looks at India with amazement and a sense of appreciation. It is the strength of 130 billion people that the Indian Prime Minister represents globally and heard in rapt attention by the communities across world who see India with hope and trust. The grand success of ‘Howdy Modi’ programme is a testimony to this fact. In his address to the UN, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has rightly presented the idea of India and its commitment to the global community while addressing its own issues at the same time. The message of India in the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekanand continues to inspire the humanity as Shri Narendra Modi renews the pledge of India at UNGA about its commitments.