Lucknow: Eyes are on the sky. The goal is the resolution. We are breaking our shackles. Winning the battle. This is the era of a new India. The future will be ours. These lines cover the essence of the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. From being born in the small town of Vadnagar in Gujarat to becoming the Pradhan Sewak of 135 crore Indians, the journey has been full of challenges and struggles at every step.
In this long journey, he did not stop, neither tired nor wasted time in rest. He accepted this as an opportunity to build a new India. In the last 20 years the world has been witness to his style of work, vision and mission. As the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he presented a unique model of development and good governance to the whole country. Faced with faulty policies of communalism and appeasement, people strived for an inclusive leadership that cared for all. The oppressed and marginalized wanted a leadership that rose above dirty, divisive tactics. Work for ‘Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat’. This became a reality in 2014, when the country and its people gave huge support to Modiji.
In the last eight years the world is watching, a new India has emerged. The trust reposed in Prime Minister Modi as a true symbol of people’s aspirations and a symbol of Indianness has been further strengthened. Negative forces obstructed his journey with evil designs and personal attacks, but his resolve was unshakable.
Every criticism, hindrance and conspiracy only made him stronger. The political and social changes in the country since 2014 are proof of this. Modi ji learned lessons from life, trained in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh classes and inspired by the vision of respected Atal ji. Even in moments of acute challenges, Modi ji firmly did not give up on the policy of ‘Na Dainyam, Na Palayanam’. He always worked on the policy of never being helpless and never running away.
This policy of his strengthens, increases the morale of every Indian.
In the last two decades, Modi’s vision has established India as a great power. In the last eight years of his tenure, this message has got stronger. India has overtaken Britain to become the fifth largest economy in the world in this year of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsafv. As a result of his efforts, UNESCO has included Kumbh in the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The world sees the grandeur and spiritual glory of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham. The construction of the Shri Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Shri Ram, is emerging as a symbol of India’s spiritual and cultural heritage.
It is the result of the vision of the Prime Minister that Yoga from India has become a medium of health and wellness for the whole world. Economic development in the modern world generally involves the public sector and the private sector. But Modi ji has also focused on the ‘personal sector’. This means housing, electricity, jobs, education, health care and sanitation for all.
Today every Indian is a stakeholder in these commitments. The principle of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’ has really become the essence of India’s development. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana has become an example of financial inclusion by connecting crores of Indians with banking services. PM Ujjwala Yojana has provided carbon free environment to women all over India. made them independent. Schemes like Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Make in India, Digital India, Start-up India, Stand-up India, Sagarmala Project etc. are proving to be milestones in the making of New India.
To eliminate corruption, the Prime Minister has provided the benefits of government schemes to every citizen through the JAM Trinity (Triple Coordination of Jan Dhan, Aadhar and Mobile). For them JAM means providing maximum benefit to the people, maximum benefit of every rupee being spent, maximum empowerment of the economically weak, maximum use of technology for the masses.
This was the beginning of the socio-economic revolution in the country. Be it the elderly, destitute women or handicapped, the system has ensured social security for all. In the last five and a half years in Uttar Pradesh, PM Awas Yojana has made the dream of 45 lakh people to build houses come true. Kisan Samman Nidhi is reaching 2 crore 57 lakh farmers. Under PM Swamitva Yojana, 35 lakh rural people have got the legal right to their homes. There are many achievements of the double engine government under the guidance of the Prime Minister to take UP to new heights and new image.
PM Narendra Modi took many decisions in public interest, but if the Prime Minister felt that any decision was not clearly understood by the people, then he left no stone unturned to take it back. This is in keeping with the best democratic traditions. His resolve to implement policies of public interest was unwavering in the face of adversity. During 2020-21 when the country faced the corona virus pandemic, he created an environment of security for every Indian for his health and livelihood. World’s largest vaccination campaign launched. The vaccine was sent to many countries of the world, thereby establishing a unique model of ‘Vaccine Friendship’. Article 370 and 35(2) in the 21st chapter of the Constitution of India to give special status to Kashmir. A) There was a provision. These were obstacles in the realization of ‘Ek Bharat, Adarsh Bharat’. PM with his determination cancelled these giving shape to New India on 5th August 2019.
India’s interests lie at the core of India’s foreign policy, but it also includes global welfare. Today the whole world is looking towards India. The precedence in our foreign policy given to our neighbors has strengthened India’s position in South Asia. This is the golden time of India’s reconstruction and rise. PM Modi has written the script of the journey combining nationalism, development and the resolve to become a world power.
This is the reason why India’s stature in the world has increased. The world is looking towards India. This is the nectar of India’s Navnirman. In this period, PM Modi is a skilled craftsman of the pride that the nation is feeling as a global power with the golden concept of nationalism and development.
( The writer is the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh )