Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on May 31 addressed ‘Garib Kalyan Sammelan’ in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. This novel public programme marking the completion of eight years of the government led by the Prime Minister is being organized across the country at State Capitals, District Headquarters, and Krishi Vigyan Kendras. The Sammelan conceptualizes elected public representatives across the country directly interacting with the public to get feedback about the various welfare programmes being run by the government.
The Prime Minister also released the 11th installment of financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme. This will enable the transfer of an amount of around Rs. 21,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families. On this occasion, the Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of (PM-KISAN) across the country. Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Arlekar, Chief Minister of Himachal Shri Jai Ram Thakur, and Union Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur were among those present on the occasion in Shimla.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister expressed his happiness to be present in Himachal on this momentous occasion. He congratulated and wished the farmers as more than 10 crore farmers have received the money in their bank accounts through the PM Kisan scheme. He expressed satisfaction that he released benefits under the PM CARES for Children Scheme on the occasion of the completion of 8 years of the Government. He expressed happiness for releasing the financial benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme nationwide from Shimla. He thanked the people for giving him the opportunity to serve 130 crore citizens.
The Prime Minister also conveyed his satisfaction on marking 8 years by taking up the responsibility of the children who lost both their parents to the Corona pandemic through PM CARES for Children. The Prime Minister said as the government is completing its eight years, he repeated his resolve again that he will do whatever he can, for the welfare of everyone, for the honour of every Indian, for the security of every Indian, and for the prosperity of every Indian for them to get a life of happiness and peace.
The Prime Minister noted that the welfare schemes, good governance, and welfare of the poor (Seva Sushasan aur Gareeb Kalyan) have changed the meaning of government for the people. Now the government is working for the people. Be it PM housing schemes, scholarships, or pension schemes, with the help of technology, the scope of corruption has been minimized. He said that the Government is trying to give a permanent solution to the problems which were earlier assumed to be permanent. He said Direct Benefit Transfer put an end to the injustice of pilferage and leakage by removing 9 crore fake names from the benefit rolls.
The Prime Minister stressed the need to work for the bright future of the coming generations, for the bright India of the 21st century. An India whose identity is not deprivation but modernity. No goal is impossible in front of our capability. He added that today India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Record foreign investment is happening in India, today India is also creating records in exports.