India’s last eight years of journey is studded with incredible achievements, unimaginable transformation and amazing performance at various levels. Today, India is imbued with a newfound confidence, making it emerge as a leading force globally. Whether it is the COVID-19 pandemic, any natural calamity or even war, India is always ready to extend help to the countries in crisis. The way India helped other countries during the COVID-19 pandemic has been applauded and acknowledged all over the world. Made in India vaccines have proven to be a boon for many countries across the world, and even advanced countries like the US have been supplied with medicines in times of need. While the world is still making efforts to come out of the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic, India has already emerged as the fastest growing major economy, posting a GDP growth rate of 8.7% for the year 2021-22. In addition to this, it has attracted huge FDI and created a record in exports. These achievements reflect the impact of ‘Aatmnirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ which has created opportunities amid the challenges of the pandemic.
The nation still remembers the misrule of Congress led UPA government at the centre when corruption, loot and scam had become the order of the day. The term ‘policy paralysis’ was in vogue, with directionless governance and leaderless government at the helm of affairs. The scenario throughout the country was filled with pessimism and hopelessness. Amid such a scenario, the nation gave a powerful mandate to the BJP with Shri Narendra Modi as prime minister of the country.
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana was launched, ensuring food security for the poorest of the poor while extending help to women, divyaangs, senior citizens, and migrant labourers
Today, after eight years, the nation under the charismatic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is scaling new heights every day. The nation started treading on the path of good governance and development as the politics of performance gained legitimacy, resulting in huge mandates even in state elections across the country. The pledge towards building ‘Ek Bahart, Shreshtha Bharat’ started showing results, and the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ started inspiring everyone to contribute in the nation building process. A massive movement was seen on the ground, which returned the Modi government at the centre with an even bigger mandate in 2019. A confident nation started taking huge strides towards its destiny.
As Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi committed his government to the welfare of the poor, oppressed, exploited and deprived sections of society while focusing on the empowerment of women and youth, many innovative programmes were launched, transforming their lives in a major way. Rural life, agriculture, farmers and labourers became the core of these welfare programmes, aiming to make them valuable partners in the onward march of the nation. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana was launched, ensuring food security for the poorest of the poor while extending help to women, divyaangs, senior citizens, and migrant labourers. One of the most notable achievements was to launch ‘Made in India’ vaccines and make them available to everyone for free, which helped in containing the pandemic in a big way. In the face of every challenge, India was able to find a solution under the strong and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. From the welfare of the poorest of the poor to the emergence of a strong and confident India in every field – be it agriculture, renewable energy, climate change, start ups, defence or space – India is making its presence felt everywhere. As the path for an ‘Aatmnirbhar Bharat’ is being paved, a ‘New India’ is emerging.