Ahead of the 8th anniversary of his government at the centre, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the BJP-led dispensation is devoted to ‘Seva, Sushasan aur Garib Kalyan’ (Service, good governance and welfare of the poor) .
He attributed the successes of his administration to the experience he gained as one of the people learning about deprivation, development and poverty.
The Prime Minister was addressing the ‘Utkarsh Samaroh’ in Bharuch, Gujarat via video conference. The program marks the celebration of 100% saturation of four key state government programs in the district, which will help provide timely financial assistance to those in need.
Emphasizing that he works from the personal experience of poverty and the needs of ordinary people, he said that every entitled person should fully benefit from the programmes.
Modi recalled that in 2014, when he took office as prime minister, almost half of the country’s population was deprived of facilities like toilets, vaccinations, electricity and bank accounts. “Over the years, thanks to everyone’s efforts, we have been able to bring many plans closer to 100% saturation. After eight years, we must rededicate ourselves with renewed resolve and determination,” he added.
The Prime Minister said 100% beneficiary coverage means that every creed and every section is equally delivered with “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas”. No one should be deprived of any program intended for the welfare of the poor. “It also ends the policy of appeasement. Saturation means that the benefit reaches the last person in the company.
He said the soil of Gujarat has taught him not to rest on his laurels and he always aims to improve and expand the scope and coverage of the welfare of the citizens. “My dream is saturation. We should be moving towards 100% coverage. The machinery of government should get used to this and a belief should be generated among the citizens.
Local women presented a huge ‘Rakhi’ to the Prime Minister, wishing him health and long life and thanking him for all he has done for the dignity and ease of life of women in the country. Modi has also interacted with beneficiaries of various schemes.