New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said India is all set to become the 3rd largest economy in the world.
“Today our economy has moved from 11th to 5th position in the world and soon we will become the 3rd largest economy. The whole country is fortunate that after a long time, we have got a leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is paving the way to make the country first in the world during Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,” Shah said.
Shah was addressing the gathering after launching the Amrit Kalash Yatra under the ‘Meri Mati-Mera Desh’ campaign in New Delhi, today. Many dignitaries including the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Law and Justice Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi, and Secretary, Ministry of Culture were present on the occasion.
“The self-confidence that has been awakened in the mind of every citizen of India has happened through such programs. The confidence instilled in the minds of every Indian citizen through such programs serves as inspiration for our courageous soldiers to carry out surgical strikes, empowers our scientists to develop the COVID-19 vaccine, and provides the courage for ISRO scientists to reach the Moon and the orbit of Sun,” he said.
Amit Shah said that connecting every person with the future of the country, connecting his feelings with the progress of the country, and connecting the efforts of every person with the progress and development of the country is the test of leadership and its responsibility. He said that the
Union Home Minister said today’s event is somewhat like an evening, as it is happening at a time when India has completed 75 years of independence. He said that the upcoming Amritkal and “Sankalp Se Siddhi” will put India at the forefront in every field globally by August 15, 2047. Shah said that India, as envisioned by our freedom fighters, will be created in the next 25 years. He added that over the past 75 years, India has had many achievements, but they are not sufficient. Shah said that after a long period of subjugation and the sacrifices of millions, we gained independence, and in the last 10 years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, every Indian has been allowed to come together and help create a greater India.
He said the Meri Mati-Mera Desh program expresses its meaning through its name itself. He said that now we are living in independent India, and for this, millions have made sacrifices. He added that from 1857 to 1947, for 90 years, a long struggle for freedom was fought, and countless known and unknown freedom fighters sacrificed their life to the cause. He said that only a person like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is full of patriotism in his heart, could have imagined initiating this journey of “Sankalp se Siddhi”, by taking a pledge with ‘Mitti’’ in his hand and paying homage to those who have made the sacrifices.
Shah said that the idea behind this program is that every individual, family, citizen, and child should connect emotionally with the idea of the creation of a great India. He said that from 1-30th September, every household, ward, and village will collect the ‘Mitti’ or grains in a pot, following it up from 1-13th October at the block and later from 22-27th October at the state level, and finally, from 28-30th October these 7,500 pots will reach New Delhi, the capital of the country. Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will put soil from these Amrit Kalash in the Amrit Vatika created at Delhi in honor of our great veers, which will keep on reminding every citizen that we must make India great during the period of Amritkal.
Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has integrated several programs into this initiative, and has provided every Indian with an opportunity to become part of the initiative. He said that a new series has been made of 5 programs aimed at re-dedicating oneself to the country. Under these programs inscriptions have been installed in every village of the country, crores of citizens of the country have taken the pledge of ‘Panch Pran’ which will pave the way to make India great, 75 trees have been planted in the celebration of Amrit Mahotsav under the Vasudha Vandan program and honoring the heroes and hoisting the national flag has been done.
He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon all the countrymen from the ramparts of the Red Fort to take ‘Panch Pran’ – the goal of a developed India, to remove the mentality of slavery, to be proud of our traditions, to dedicate whole life for unity and integrity, and, to awaken a sense of duty in the mind of every citizen.
Shah said that these ‘Panch Pran’ are the highway to building a great India. He said that 23 crore houses, offices, and buildings across the country were beautified with the Tricolour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for ‘Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan’. Shah said that the whole country joined the Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan by respecting the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the result of this patriotic feeling was that recently our Chandrayaan reached the Shivshakti point on the Moon, which is a very proud moment for all the countrymen. He said that the feeling of pride in the mind of every person in the country has arisen with the tricolor campaign in every house.
Home Minister said that Meri Mati – Mera Desh is not just a program, but it is a medium to connect oneself with the future of the country. Shah said that this program can become a medium to make oneself a part of the process of making the country great and after 25 years when the present generation leads a great India, then they will have the satisfaction in their mind that the previous generation had helped make a very strong India.