Union Home Minister inaugurates Kaushambi Mahotsav-2023

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Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah inaugurated the Kaushambi Mahotsav-2023 and also unveiled and laid the foundation stone of various development projects at Kaushambi in Uttar Pradesh, today. These include inauguration of 70 schemes of Public Works Department of worth Rs.405 crore and 24 projects of worth Rs. 51 crore of 12 departments including Youth Welfare, Sports, Urban Development and Vocational Education.  Along with this, the foundation stones of 19 schemes of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Phase-III of worth Rs.151 crore and 4 schemes of Health and Urban Development Department of worth Rs.6 crore were also laid.Many dignitaries including the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Shri Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Minister Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya were present on this occasion.

In his address, Shri Amit Shah said that development projects worth more than Rs.650 crore have been inaugurated in Kaushambi, today. He said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inspired every Member of Parliament to organize sports festivals. Taking forward this spirit, the Members of Parliament with great dedication and hard work, have provided a platform in the form of Kaushambi Mahotsav for the youth to play. About 16000 youths online appliedto participate in the ‘Sansad Khelkood Spardha’ started by the Members of Parliament, out of which 3324 players have been awarded. Congratulating all the people participating in the games, Shri Shah said that the main mantra of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s ‘Khelo India’ is to create a healthy body and a strong mind and we all should take it further.

The Union Home Minister and Minister of  Cooperation said that in the time of Lord Buddha and Mahavir, among the 16 Janpads, Kaushambi used to be the capital of Vats Janpad. At that time, despite the development of many big Janpad like Magadha, Kaushambi was considered the most prosperous. He said that Lord Shri Rama, and after conquering over Kalinga Chakravarty Samrat Ashoka, came to this prosperous place. Shri Shah also paid tribute to Durga Bhabhi, the great freedom fighter of Kaushambi, who along with Bhagat Singh fought bravely against the British. He also appreciated the Uttar Pradesh government for renaming the Karenti bridge of Kaushambi as Durga Bhabhi Bridge.

Shri Amit Shah said that by making the country safe and prosperous, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has enhanced respect for the India across the world. Prime Minister Modi abolished Article 370 on 5 August 2019. The Construction of Ramlala’s temple at his birth place in Ayodhya was pending for many years. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Ram temple in Ayodhya and now Lord Shri Rama will be in his temple very soon. Shri Shah said that democracy and ‘Idea of India’ are not in danger but ‘Idea of Dynasty’ is in danger in the country because people have rejected the politics of nepotism and appeasement. He added that opposition wasted the time during the budget session of the Parliament and people of the country will not forgive them. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi freed the country’s democracy from the clutches of casteism, nepotism and appeasement and formulated many schemes for the welfare of the poor.

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath Uttar Pradesh is moving on the path of development.  A large network of expressways has been laid in the state. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi also implemented a large number of welfare schemes for the poor in Uttar Pradesh, due to which poverty is being eradicated in every house of the state today. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, houses have been provided to more than 46 lakh people in Uttar Pradesh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, toilets have been built in 2.61 crore houses, 1.75 Crore women have been provided gas cylinders, more than 10 lakh street vendors have been given the benefit of ‘PM SVANidhi’ scheme, 35 lakh families have benefited under ‘SVAMITVA’scheme, 52,000 crore rupees were given to more than 2.5 crore farmers and free ration has been provided to every poor household.