Chandigarh, Feb 12 ,2019 : Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi today lauded Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal for successful implementation of various schemes and programmes for the empowerment of women in the state.
The Prime Minister was addressing a largely attended Swachh Shakti-2019 program at Kurukshetra today. He said that it is the BJP government in the state, which has taken steps towards the welfare of women in a true sense. For this, he congratulated Mr Manohar Lal and his entire team.
Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ms Uma Bharti, Haryana Governor, Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya, and Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Mrs Kavita Jain, State BJP President Mr Subhash Barala and large number of Swatchtagrahi from across the country were present on this occasion.
Mr Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 6 major development projects costing crores of Rupees. He inaugurated National Cancer Institute at Jhajjar and the ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad. He also laid the foundation stone of National Institute of Ayurveda, Panchkula, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya University of Health Sciences, Karnal, Shri Krishna AYUSH University, Kurukshetra and Battles of Panipat Museum, Panipat.
Dedicating the projects to the people of the state, the Prime Minister said that all these projects would not only make the life of the people more comfortable by giving them better medical facilities but would also provide employment opportunities to youth of the state.
While describing the land of Kurukshetra as a land of Dharma and Karma, he said that it is the same land where Lord Krishna delivered the celestial message of Karma. Today 3rd edition of Swachhta Shakti 2019 has been launched from Kurukshetra. He congratulated the winners of Swachhta Shakti Award for making outstanding contribution under Swatch Bharat Abhiyan.
While maintaining an instant chord with the masses, Mr Narendra Modi said that when the BJP declared him as the Prime Ministerial candidate in year 2014, he came to Haryana to take the blessings of Ex-servicemen. Now, today he has again come to Kurukshetra to take the blessings of women of the country. He said that during his visit to Haryana he had promised the Ex-servicemen of the country regarding One Rank-One Pension Scheme and implemented the same. Similarly, he also launched the ambitious Beti Bacho-Beti Padao program from Panipat which has now taken the shape of a mass movement in the country. Apart from this, the first beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat Health Protection Scheme was from Haryana.
He said that the people of Haryana has always given him due honor and he was trying to pay them back with interest. In the last four years, the Union government with the support of the Haryana Government led by Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has worked for making the life of people more easy and comfortable. In the same series, he inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various projects costing crores of Rupees today.
While taking a dig at the opposition parties, he said that few people thought that the history of the country commenced from the year 1947 and that it was started by one family. The present BJP Government has made the welfare of women as the base of all its major schemes and programs and it has become possible only as the people of the country has given a full mandate to the BJP in 2014. On assuming the reign of the administration, middleman and those having corrupt ideology were eliminated from the system, he added. He said that today each honest individual has faith in the Chowkidar (Prime Minister) and those who are corrupt are feeling the pain. Apparently referring to the Mahagathbandhan as Maha Milawat, Mr Modi said that today they fearful of investigative agencies. He cautioned that he would not bow down to any threat or abusive language and his tirade against corruption would gain momentum in the coming days.
While referring to various steps taken for the welfare of people he said that the Union Government has laid a huge network of big hospitals in the country to provide quality healthcare to the people. There are 21 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the country of which work has been started on 14 AIIMS after 2014. He said that in the recent Union Budget, another AIIMS has been sanctioned for Haryana, which would be set up in village Manethi in district Rewari. The village has given land for the setting of this institute and the work on this would be started soon, he added.
Earlier, Prime Minister honored 12 Swachhtagrahi with Swachh Shakti Award 2019 including Sarpanch of village Dharala in district Panchkula. On this occasion, Haryana Governor Mr. Satyadeo Narain Arya released a book entitled Swachh Bharat-Sankalp se Sidhi and also presented its first copy to Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.
Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Uma Bharti said that at present 5.5 lakh villages, 28 states and 600 districts have been declared ODF. She said that the Central Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has resolved to make the country ODF free by October, 2019. She said that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has provided employment opportunities to the women also as till now 50000 women have become ‘Rani Mistri’. He urged the people to make keep their ponds, village streets clean and contribute in making clean and new India. She said that while ODF was the right of women, cleanliness is our collective responsibility.
Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain said that the state government has effectively implemented Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the state. She said that while 31 lakh toilets have been constructed in rural areas, 67000 toilets have been constructed in urban areas. Apart from this, 131 Solid Waste Management Plants have set up in rural areas and 414 in urban areas in the state. She also expressed her gratitude to the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi for launching the Beti Bacho-Beti Padhao program from Panipat for improving the sex ratio and launching the 3rd edition of Swachh Shakti 2019 from Kurukshetra for further enhancing the dignity of the women.
On the way to Kurukshetra, captured a picture of the sacred Brahma Sarovar. Next time you are traveling to Haryana, do make it a point to see this iconic place and the other tourist places in the state.