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Our aim is to build a 'New India': Shekhwat
Our aim is to build a 'New India': Shekhwat

Our aim is to build a ‘New India’: Shekhwat

Hyderabad: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat inaugurated a week long photo exhibition titled ‘New India, We Resolve to Make’ at the BHEL Community Centre, BHEL Township, Ramachandrapuram today.

Speaking on the occasion, Shekhawat said that the exhibition is aimed at spreading the Prime Minister’s message of achieving a New India by 2022. The exhibition is being organized by Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity and The Song and Drama Division under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in association with Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.

The Minister said that commemorating the 75th Year Quit India Movement, the Prime Minister has made six resolutions to make India- Free of Corruption, Free from Poverty, Free from Filth, Free of Communalism, Free of Terrorism and Free of Casteism.

He said the government has brought 30 crore Indians into the banking system through Jan Dhan bank accounts. To encourage self- employment, the Government is providing loans to the youth without collaterals through Mudra Bank. The Government is providing 316 benefits to the beneficiaries (DBT) directly without any middle men.

The world is realizing that India is on the verge of becoming self-reliant and emerging as a developed country, the minister said.

“As part of the Government’s efforts to end corruption, the Government has demonetised big notes due to which the liquidity and lending capacity of the banks has increased. Every citizen must work for the country and become part of the country’s development instead of being spectators,”

the Minister added. Quoting Swami Vivekananda, Shekawat said that our goal of building a ‘New India’ is clear, our leadership is able and committed and hence our challenge is very achievable. He cited the example of Japan’s rise as economic giant after the world war-II.

The Minister later administered the ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ pledge to the audience.

Earlier, Balakrishnan, Executive Director, i/c, BHEL welcomed the gathering. Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is coordinating the 7 day Exhibition in association with Central Public Sector Units (CPSUs) at 39 places across the country. on the theme ‘Naya Bharat – Hum KarkeRahenge’ or ‘New India – We Resolve to Make’ to commemorate the 75 years of Quit India Movement and forthcoming 75 years of Independence in 2022.

The exhibition showcases freedom movement from 1857 to 1947 showing the various activities initiated to attain Independence from the British rule- “The First War of Independence, 1857”, “The Champaran Satyagrah”, “The Non-cooperation Movement”, “The Dandi Yatra” and “The Quit India Movement”. The five year period from 2017 to 2022 is to give a unique opportunity of ‘Sankalp se Siddhi’ towards a ‘New India’. (INN)

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