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PM Modi In An Open Letter To Countrymen

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday listed abrogation of Article 370, settlement of the Ram Temple problem, criminalization of Triple Talaq and the modification to the Citizenship Act among the many key achievements throughout his second time period, asserting that his authorities’s choices within the final one yr have been aimed toward fulfilling the dream of constructing India a worldwide chief.

In an open letter to the nation’s residents on the primary anniversary of his second time period as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi mentioned in 2019 the folks of India voted not merely for continuity but in addition with the dream of taking India to new heights and making it a worldwide chief.

The choices taken within the final one yr are directed at fulfilling this dream, he mentioned.

Within the final one yr, among the choices have been broadly mentioned and stay etched in public discourse, Modi mentioned.

“Article 370 (abrogation) furthered the spirit of national unity and integration,” he mentioned of the Centre’s resolution to abrogate Jammu and Kashmir’s particular standing beneath Article 370 of the Structure and bifurcation of the state into Union Territories in August final yr.

Referring to the Supreme Court docket’s unanimous judgement on the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Modi mentioned it introduced an amicable finish to a debate persisting for hundreds of years.

The Supreme Court docket, in a landmark verdict within the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title case final yr, paved the way in which for building of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

“The barbaric practice of Triple Talaq has been confined to the dustbin of history,” Modi mentioned in reference to the laws final yr that made giving prompt oral triple talaq or talalq-e-biddat a felony offence with provisions of jail time period as much as three years.

Referring to the modification to the Citizenship Act, Modi mentioned it was an “expression of India’s compassion and spirit of inclusiveness”.

The Citizenship (Modification) Act (CAA) seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from three neighbouring Muslim majority nations on the bottom of spiritual persecution. Its passage final yr had prompted intense protests in numerous components of the nation with the Opposition events and social teams alleging that it was discriminatory.

Itemizing different key choices of his authorities that added “momentum to the nation’s development trajectory”, Modi mentioned the creation of the submit of the Chief of Defence Workers was a long-pending reform that has improved coordination among the many armed forces.

On the similar time, India has stepped up preparations for Mission Gaganyaan, he mentioned.

“Empowering the poor, farmers, women, and youth has remained our priority. PM Kisan Samman Nidhi now includes all farmers. In just one year, more than Rs 72,000 crore has been deposited in the accounts of over 9 crore 50 lakh farmers,” Modi mentioned.

The Jal Jeevan Mission will guarantee provide of potable ingesting water by means of piped connections to over 15 crore rural households, he mentioned.

Modi mentioned an enormous marketing campaign totally free vaccination is being performed for higher well being of the nation’s 50 crore livestock.

“For the first time in our country’s history, farmers, farm labourers, small shopkeepers and workers in unorganized sector are assured the provision of regular monthly pension of Rs 3,000 after the age of 60 years,” he mentioned.

Apart from the power of availing financial institution loans, a separate division has additionally been created for fishermen, the prime minister mentioned, enumerating the steps taken by his authorities.

A number of different choices have been taken to strengthen the fisheries sector which can enhance the blue financial system, he mentioned.

“It has been decided to constitute a Vyapari Kalyan Board for timely resolution of the problems of the traders. Higher quantum of financial assistance is being provided to more than 7 crore women attached to self help groups,” Modi mentioned in his letter.

Not too long ago the quantity for loans with out assure for self-help teams has been doubled to Rs 20 lakh from the sooner Rs 10 lakh, he mentioned.

“Keeping in mind the education of tribal children, we have begun the construction of more than 400 new Eklavya Model Residential Schools,” Modi mentioned.

Asserting that a number of people-friendly legal guidelines have been ushered in over the last yr, the prime minister mentioned Parliament has damaged the decades-old file by way of productiveness.

“As a result, whether it be the Consumer Protection Act, the amendment to Chit Fund Law or laws to provide more protection to women, children and Divyang, their passage in the Parliament was expedited,” he mentioned.

Because of the insurance policies and choices of the federal government, the rural-urban hole is shrinking, Modi mentioned, including that “for the first time, the number of rural Indians using the internet is 10 percent more than the number of urban Indians”.

“The list of such historic actions and decisions taken in national interest would be too long to detail in this letter. But I must say that every day of this year, my government has worked round the clock with full vigor, taking and implementing these decisions,” Modi mentioned.

Right this moment, 130 crore folks really feel concerned and built-in within the improvement trajectory of the nation, the prime minister mentioned.

“The light of Jan Shakti’ and Rashtra Shakti’ has ignited the entire nation. Powered by the Mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas’ India is marching forward in all spheres,” he mentioned.

(PTI)

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