First as the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi did exceptional work – from rebuilding Bhuj to strengthening Gujarat’s economy and infrastructure. As Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Modi gave to India and to the world a new model of development which was based on holistic development with social welfare at its foundation. And now as the Prime Minister…..
Today our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji completes two decades as the head of the public office. On October 7, 2001 Shri Modi was first sworn in as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. From being the four-term Chief Minister of Gujarat to heading the world’s largest democracy as its ‘Pradhan Sewak’, the 20-year-long journey of public service of Shri Modi has been devoted towards making India a prosperous and strong nation – a ‘Vishwaguru’. A ‘karmyogi’ par excellence, Shri Modi has given our nation the confidence of fulfilling our dream of a ‘New India’.
I give my hearty congratulations to our Pradhan Sewak for having completed 20 successful years as a people’s representative, as a true ‘jan sewak’ and for having been one of the world’s most respected and popular mass leaders. I pray to God to give him strength and wisdom so that he can fulfil all his commitments made to the people of the country.
Our Honourable Prime Minister has always tread the path of commitment, devotion, dedication and selfless service. The Pradhan Sewak’s ‘mantra’ for governance has been the upliftment of poor and backward classes and progress and prosperity of our nation. Today India stands amongst the leading powers in the world, while the BJP has been recognized globally for fulfilling its pledge of ‘Sewa hi Sangathan’.
I consider myself very lucky and blessed to have got the opportunity to work with him in the organisation, in his Cabinet and now as the Bharatiya Janata Party National President. It is a matter of great pride and honour for every Indian that we have Shri Narendra Modi as our ‘Pradhan Sewak’.
Today India stands as a confident and self-reliant nation under Shri Modi. We are excelling on social and economic fronts, thanks to the effective policies and programmes of the Narendra Modi government which include Jan Dhan Yojna, Jan Suraksha Yojna, Mudra Yojna, Digital India, Ujjalwala Yojna, Ujala Yojna, Ayushman Bharat Yojna, Kisan Samma-Nidhi Yojna, Awas Yojna, Soubhagya Yojna, Atmanirbhar Bharat, Vocal for Local, Make in India among others.
First as the Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi did exceptional work – from rebuilding Bhuj to strengthening Gujarat’s economy and infrastructure. As Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Modi gave to India and to the world a new model of development which was based on holistic development with social welfare at its foundation. And now as the Prime Minister he has worked for every section of the society. With several schemes he has transformed the lives of crores of Indians. Schemes like Jan Dhan Yojna, Ujala Yojna, Ujjawala Yojna, Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojna, Soubhagya Yojna, Swachh Bharat Yojna, Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojna, Vocal for Local, Mudra Yojna, Atmanirbhar Bharat Yojna, Gareeb Kalyan Rozgar Yojna are some of the schemes which have touched lives of every Indian.
In Gujarat his policies and initiatives changed the fortune of the state. From rebuilding of quake-hit Bhuj to the placement of Gujarat as the world’s most investment-friendly investment destination through ‘Vibrant Gujarat’, making the state self-reliant and self-sufficient on the power generation front, building world-class infrastructure – all these aspects of development and progress gave Gujarat a recognition on the global arena. On the social front, Shri Modi transformed Gujarat with focus on rural hinterland. Schemes like ‘Kanya Kelavni Yojna’, ‘Shala Praveshotsav’ and ‘Beti Bachao-Beti Padao’ improved school enrollment and female literacy, also created a national benchmark for women empowerment. The ‘Gujarat Model’ of rural development became a case study for the entire world where schemes like ‘Jyotigram Yojna’, ‘eGram Vishwagram’, water conservation and groundwater rejuvenation projects changed the face of rural Gujarat.
Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has created an eco-system of solving the problems and addressing the issues of our country. He not only increased the MSP of our farmers’ produce by more than one-and-a-half times, he also gave their insurance scheme, thus making them secure and safe. For the poor he introduced life insurance and accident insurance schemes at a paltry sum of Rs. 330 and Rs. 12 per year, thus giving them much needed social security. With the Ayushman Bharat Yojna he gave health insurance coverage to crores of poor people across the country. Start-up India , Skill India are some of the schemes which generated employment and boosted entrepreneurship in the country . He gave special economic packages to MSMEs .
Our Honourable Prime Minister also led India’s fight against the Corona pandemic. From timely announcing the lockdowns to spearheading the vaccine development and nationwide vaccination drive, all this saved India even as the world’s most developed nations failed to cope up with the crisis. Today we have crossed the 93 crore vaccination mark and by December we hope to vaccinate all our citizens. Welfare schemes for the poor and needy like the ‘Gareeb Kalyan Ann Yojna’ and ‘Gareeb Kalyan Yojgar Yojna’ are also a testimony of how much our Pradhan Sewak cares for the poor and needy.
The ‘Gujarat Model’ of rural development became a case study for the entire world where schemes like ‘Jyotigram Yojna’, ‘eGram Vishwagram’, water conservation and groundwater rejuvenation projects changed the face of rural Gujarat.
Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has exceptional qualities of taking quick and firm decisions, and with his patience and foresightedness he has been able to tackle some of the old issues plaguing our country. The greatest achievements of our Pradhan Sewak has been the successful resolution to some old disputes and problems and legacy issues which no previous governments dared to touch as they were considered unresolvable. The scrapping of Article 370 to fulfil the nation’s commitment of ‘Ek Desh, Ek Vidhan, Ek Nishan’, bringing to an end the regressive triple ‘talaq’ to empower our Muslim women, the ‘bhoomi pujan’ of grand temple at the Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya, giving constitutional status to the OBC Commission, Citizenship Amendment Act, 10% reservation to poor belonging to the general category, GST – all these decisions are the important milestones crossed by the Narendra Modi government which are going to lay strong foundations of our Nation. It will help us in making our country stronger and more prosperous.
We feel fortunate to have Shri Modi as our ‘Pradhan Sewak’ who is bringing tangible changes in the lives of every Indian and is working hard to reestablish India as a ‘Vishwaguru’. I pray to the almighty to give him good health and long life so that he can fulfil all his pledges and commitments made to the people of India. I once again congratulate our Honourable Prime Minister for crossing yet another milestone of his remarkable and extraordinary journey of public service.
(The Writer is National President of the BJP)