PM’s Reply To The Motion Of Thanks On The President’s Address
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, replied to the motion of thanks on the President’s address to Parliament, in the Lok Sabha on February 7, 2022. The Prime Minister underlined the importance of the current epoch in making new resolutions and rededicating to the task of nation -building. He said a new world order in the post-Corona period is taking shape rapidly. This is a turning point where we as India should not lose this opportunity. Highlights:
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• When poor person feels happy due to electricity in her house, her happiness gives strength to the joy of the nation. He also talked of the joys of smoke-free kitchen in poor household due to free gas connection.
• The Prime Minister recalled the flu pandemic hundred year ago and noted the that most of the deaths were due to hunger. In the current pandemic, no Indian was allowed to die of hunger and one of the biggest social security measures was taken.
• Only effective way of dealing with poverty is taking care of the concerns of the small farmers. He lamented that small farmers have been ignored for very long.
• “Those who have ruled the nation for so many years and are used to living in palatial houses have forgotten to speak about the welfare of the small farmer. For India’s progress, it is important to empower the small farmer. The small farmer will strengthen India’s progress’.
• PM Gati Shakti presents a holistic approach to solve the infrastructure challenges and will reduce the logistics choice of the industry. The Prime Minister reiterated the emphasis is on proper connectivity.
• Our government changed the definition of MSMEs and this helped the sector.
• The Prime Minister also talked of Aatmnirbharta which has been pushed by innovative policies. He highlighted the harnessing of the talent and youth of country via opening new sectors.
• We do not believe only Governments can solve all problems. We believe in the people of the nation, the youth of the nation. Take the start-up sector for example. The number of start-ups has risen and this shows the strength of our people, he also highlighted the rise of quality unicorn in recent times.
• There were just 500 start-ups before 2014. In the last 7 years 60 thousand start-ups emerged and India is headed towards a century of unicorns. India has reached third place with regard to the start-ups.
• He said that mocking ‘Make in India’ amounts to mocking the entrepreneurship of India, youth of India and industry of media.
• He also maintained that being self-reliant in the defence sector is among the biggest national service.
• The Prime Minister concluded by exhorting political parties, citizens and youth to contribute with positive sentiment during the auspicious period of Amrit Kaal.