A new era of social harmony begins in Madhya Pradesh – PM Shri Modi

Greets CM Shri Chouhan
Shri Modi performs ground-breaking ceremony for the Sant Ravidas Memorial and Art Gallery in Sagar.
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Kota-Bina double rail line dedicated to people

Bhopal (| The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that Saint Shri Ravidas was a symbol of social harmony. He eradicated social evils and awakened society. India is progressing on the path of liberation from the mental slavery, following the path shown by him. Sagar is experiencing social harmony today. The foundation stone for the Sant Ravidas Memorial and Art Gallery has been laid, which will be grand and divine. A new era of social harmony is beginning in Madhya Pradesh for which he congratulat the Chief Minister Shri Chouhan and the people of the state.

Shri Modi said that when it is completed in a year and a half, I will surely come for its inauguration. He was addressing a public gathering after after the ground-breaking ceremony of the Sant Shri Ravidas memorial and Art Gallery at Sagar district’s Badtuma at Dhaana. The Prime Minister dedicated to people the Kota-Bina double rail line. He also laid the foundation stone for two road projects costing over Rs. 1580 crores.

The Prime Minister emphasized that the teachings of Sant Shri Ravidas Ji will inspire the new generation through this memorial site. The spirit of harmony will prevail here. He praised the efforts of collecting soil from around 20 thousand villages and nearly 300 rivers bringing it to Sagar for this project, saying that this initiative represents social harmony and unity. The Samrasata Yatras concluding today in fact marks the beginning of a new era.

Shri Modi further explained that inspiration and progress go hand in hand, leading to beginning of a new era. Madhya Pradesh deserves praise for this. Madhya Pradesh is progressing fast. He said that Sant Shri Ravidas Ji was visionary. He was born in an era when the Mughal rule prevailed, and society was facing injustices. He worked for awakening of the society, fighting against evils, and guiding those entangled in caste distinctions. There were numerous constraints in society. He gave society a courage to fight.

Prime Minister said that Sant Ravidas Ji’s thoughts are inspiring to eradicate poverty and hunger in contemporary times. During the pandemic, the government launched the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) to provide free food to over 80 crore Indians who were vulnerable due to the pandemic.

He highlighted that the maximum beneficiaries of the schemes for the welfare of the poor in the country are the socially and economically marginalized, the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and the downtrodden. He affirmed that the nation stands by them at every step of life, supporting their aspirations. He cited the example of the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, which provides financial assistance of Rs. 6,000 to newborns and their mothers. The Ayushman Bharat Scheme ensures free healthcare for newborns and their vaccination. Efforts to control diseases, including sickle cell anemia have been launched. The government aims for a tuberculosis-free India by 2025. Similar work is being carried out to control other diseases that plague the marginalized and impoverished. The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana ensures housing for every poor person.

The Prime Minister said that the education facilities have been augmented by the establishment of 701 Eklavya Model Schools, provision of textbooks, mid-day meals for students, and the Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana for the empowerment of the girl child. Scholarships are provided to economically weaker sections for higher education, and the Mudra Yojana fosters self-reliance among the youth. The Stand-Up India scheme has already provided financial assistance to over 8 crore beneficiaries. The Jan Dhan Yojana is benefiting millions of people.

Shri Modi reiterated that every poor person should have a house. For this, housing schemes and free electricity and water connections have been provided. The less fortunate sections of society are now standing on their own feet thanks to these initiatives.