Thursday, 30 October 2014

Birth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel "Iron Man of India" Celebrated in India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on Friday, on the occasion of his birth anniversary, calling him the 'architect of Modern India.
He flagged off the 'Run for Unity' in Delhi, joined by hundreds of citizens, especially students, who ran from Vijay Chowk to India Gate. 
"Through his skill, vision and Rashtra Bhakti, Sardar Patel integrated the nation. We can never forget his contribution," Modi said on Friday, which the government has termed the Rashtriya Ekta Divas (National Day of Unity).The Modi government has also planned to build the Statue of Unity on Sardar Patel, which will be erected in four years and will be the tallest in the world. 

"Our culture and legacy is of 'unity in diversity'. Let us rise over differences of creed, community, and language," Modi said. "Sardar Patel joined Mahatma Gandhi and integrated the farmers in the freedom struggle," he said.
Modi also invoked former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the occasion of her death anniversary. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi paid a tribute to Gandhi.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

What exactly Mr. Modi has done till now?

1. Minimum Government, Maximum Governance- The current Indian government has just about 23 Cabinet Ministers and 23 Ministers of State. The previous Government had about 71 ministers. Now, that's 35% less than that of UPA. Now each minister has his share of perks and facilities. Imagine the amount of Tax Payers' money being saved by just reducing the government size. 

2. A new ministry for skilled development and Entrepreneurs:
As recently said by Modi, 65% of the population is below 35 i.e. the working population. Now if we want to increase employment or create more job seeking opportunities, we need entrepreneurs. Also for the 65% population to work to their full potential, they need skill- development. We can't say what role will actually the ministry play in this but will just have to wait and watch. 

3. Strong Message to Pakistan over Terrorism:
India and Pakistan were to conduct a bilateral foreign Secretary level talks in mid-August. However, the constant interference of the Pakistan High commission in the politics of kashmir forced India to call off the talks. Also, the Army posted at Indo-Pak Borders was given the full authority and power to revert to any attack coming their way.( Ceasefire violations).
Mr.Modi also addressed the issue of Terrorism over an international platform like UN.

4. Foreign Investments:
Mr.Modi's recent visit to Japan brought in 35 Billion $ as investment in India over a period of Five years. Also, Japan promised to contribute towards bullet trains in India. The "Make In India" pitch bye Modi too gained Momentum in Japan with Japanese manufacturers interested in investing in India.

5. India's Uranium deal with Australia:
Australia is set to sign a Nuclear Power deal with India soon to supply around 500 tonnes of Uranium to India. India's power worries will be eliminated once the deal is signed and implemented with safer nuclear plants providing safer nuclear power.

6. A line of Top executives visiting India over investment.
Many executives like,
1.Satya Nadella (Microsoft)
2. Indra Nooyi( Pepsico)
3.Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook)

have visited India and met Modi to discuss further developments about their respective firms and how could they contribute to the development of India in technology as well as other sectors.

Mark Zuckerburg is set to visit India and meet the PM on October 8-9.

7. Modi's " Clean India initiative":
Mr. Modi announced to build toilets for girls in his Independence Day Speech and promote cleanliness in India. Soon, TCS and Bharti pledged Rs. 100 crore each to develop girl toilets throughout the nation.

8. Make in India campaign:

Mr. Modi's new campaign to encourage International companies to make in India. It will boost the employment scenario and may also make India a pioneer in the manufacturing sector. Also not to forget the amount of International currency it will add to India's economy.