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NARENDRA MODI - DAY 81 IN OFFICE


16-08-2014NARENDRA MODI - DAY 81 IN OFFICE


  • PM Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the Red Fort on India’s 68th Independence Day. Departing from the tradition, he spoke extempore on his vision for the country. From donning a red turban to shunning the bullet-proof shield, his address to the nation was unique in ways more than one. His speech, that lasted for about an hour, attracted cheers, applause and whistle from the public. The gathering consisted of 10,000 people who were allowed to witness the PM’s address live for the first time. School children were also present to hear him. In his speech he called himself the “Pradhan Sevak” who wanted to “govern by consensus” and not by the majority in Parliament.
  • Showing concern over the rising instances of rape in the country, Modi asked parents to rein in their sons. He also announced a cleanliness drive across the country. "A vision will be launched on October 2 this year to be accomplished by 2019 on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi," he said. In his speech, he showed priority for poor by announcing schemes for them, such as Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna. He made his intentions clear to develop a skilled workforce, encourage entrepreneurship among the youth and build toilets especially for girls in schools. He also showed concern over female foeticide and projected the present sex ration gap between girls and boys. He urged citizens to contribute to nation-building. He also talked of connecting India with e-governance and promised to transform India into “Digital India with e-governance which is easy governance, economical governance and effective governance”.
  • PM Narendra Modi will lay foundation stone of Rs. 6000 crore special economic zone (SEZ) in Maharashtra on Saturday. Among one of the projects under SEZ is Port Connectivity Highway Project that is expected to be completed by the end of 2017 and will cost around Rs. 1926. crore. The project is a part of National Highway Development & Port Connectivity Programme.
  • The government said that it will not let Ram Sethu be damaged in any case. The development of a proposed waterway through the underwater site is before the Supreme Court. Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government would find a harmonious solution to the issue.
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Last Updated on August 16, 2014, 11:04 am