Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Maharaja Suheldev Memorial and development work of Chittaura Lake at Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh via video conference.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said history of India is not only the history written by colonial powers or those with colonial mindset. Indian History is what has been nurtured by the common people in their folklore and taken forward by the generations. He lamented the fact that the people who sacrificed their all for India and Indianness have not been given their due importance. These irregularities and injustice against the makers of Indian history by the writers of Indian history are now being corrected as we are entering the 75th year of our Independence and remembering their contribution becomes all the more important, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister cited examples of celebrating the contribution of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose from Red Fort to Andaman Nicobar, Sardar Patel in Statue of Unity and Baba Saheb Ambedkar through Panch Teerth. “There are innumerable personalities who were not recognized due to various reasons. Can we forget what happened with the bravehearts of Chauri Chaura ?” asked the Prime Minister.
Modi greeted people on the occasion of Basant Panchami and said this Basant has brought new hope for India, leaving behind the despondency of pandemic. He wished that Maa Sarawasti bless the knowledge and science of India and every countryman who is involved in nation-building through research and innovation.
The Prime Minister said the biggest goal of the monuments related to history, faith and spirituality, built in the last few years is to promote tourism.
The Prime Minister said the formation of farmer producer organizations (FPOs) is very important to consolidate the farm lands and thereby address the issue of shrinking cultivation area per farmer. He added when 500 farmer families having 1 – 2 bighas get organized they will be more powerful than 500 – 1000 bigha farmers. Similarly, small farmers associated with vegetables, fruits, milk, fish and many such businesses are now being connected to big markets through Kisan Rail. He said the new agricultural reforms introduced recently will also benefit the small and marginal farmers and positive feedback on these farm laws is pouring from across the country.
The Prime Minister said that all types of misinformation was spread against the agriculture laws. He said that those who enacted laws to call foreign companies in the country are scaring farmers with indian companies. These lies and propaganda stand exposed. After the enactment of new laws, paddy procurement was doubled in Uttar Pradesh as compared to last year. Yogi Government has already released Rs 1 lakh crore to the sugarcane farmers. The Center has also given thousands of crores of rupees to the State Governments to enable sugar mills to pay the farmers. The Uttar Pradesh Government will continue to strive to ensure that sugarcane farmers are paid on time, he said.
The Prime Minister said modern and wide roads such as Purvanchal Expressway, Bundelkhand Expressway, Ganga Expressway, Gorakhpur Link Expressway, Ballia Link Expressway are being constructed all over Uttar Pradesh and is in a way the beginning of modern infrastructure of modern UP. He said Uttar Pradesh is the junction of two large Dedicated Freight Corridors. Creation of modern Infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh has excited the investors to set up industries in Uttar Pradesh. With this, better opportunities are being created both for the industries as well as for the youth.
The Prime Minister lauded the handling of Corona by the Uttar Pradesh Government. He also praised the state Government for providing employment to the returned workers.He said, the efforts of UP in the last 3 – 4 years have contributed a lot against Corona also. The problem of meningitis got reduced substantially in Purvanchal due to the efforts of the state Government. The Prime Minister said that the number of medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh has risen from 14 to 24 in the last six years. Also, AIIMS work is going on in Gorakhpur and Bareilly. Apart from these, 22 new medical colleges are being built.The facility of modern cancer hospitals in Varanasi is also being provided to Purvanchal. UP Jal Jeevan Mission i.e. doing water for every household is also doing laudable work.When pure drinking water reaches home, it will reduce many diseases in the same way, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister said in Uttar Pradesh, the villages, poor and farmers are benefiting directly from the improved power, water, roads and health facilities. He added through the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, money has been deposited directly in the bank accounts of about 2.5 crore farmer families of Uttar Pradesh, who were once forced to take loans from others even to buy a sack of fertilizer. He said here farmers had to wake up overnight to use electricity for irrigation and added that his Government has removed such problems by improving power supply.
The Prime Minister concluded with a chaupai from Goswami Tulsidas’s Ramcharitramanas which meant that any task undertaken with right intention and Lord Ram in one’s heart is bound to be successful.