PM Modi pays rich tribute to BR Ambedkar, says every Indian should have a house by 2022

04/14/2017

NEW DELHI, Apr. 14: Commemorating the 126th birth anniversary of B.R Ambedkar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that every Indian should have a house with adequate facilities by 2022 and that his government has been tirelessly working towards that direction. “We have a dream for 2022. The poorest of poor should have a house of his own. And that house must be equipped with electricity, water and other facilities. There should be hospitals and schools in the neighbourhood,” Modi said during the DigiDhan mela in Nagpur.

The prime minister also paid rich tribute to the Dalit icon and architect of the Constitution, saying that he did not have a trace of bitterness or revenge in him despite facing struggles in his life.

After inaugurating new units of the Koradi thermal power station in Nagpur, PM Modi also stressed the importance of renewable energy sector. “One of the sectors towards which we are devoting significant effort is the renewable energy sector,” the prime minister said while describing energy sector as a great vitality in the 21st century.

Remembering the sacrifices made by the people of the country during Independence movement, PM Modi said, “People of India gave their lives so that India attains freedom. Our freedom is the result of the sacrifices they made.”

While emphasising that the BHIM App is impacting several lives across the nation, the prime minister said that the DigiDhan movement is a “Safai Abhiyaan” which is aimed at fighting the menace of corruption.

Earlier in the day, Modi had paid floral tributes to Ambedkar. He started his day with a visit to the historic monument, Deekshabhoomi, where the Dalit icon and over 600,000 followers had embraced Buddhism on October 14, 1956. He was also accompanied by Union Minister Ramdas Athawale and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.(TIE)

Related News

India, France ink €7.87 billion agreement for 36 Rafales

NEW DELHI, 23 Sept : India and France on Friday concluded an Inter-Governmental Agreement for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of €7.87 billion, the first fighter aircraft deal since the purchase of Sukhois from Russia in the late 90’s. The deal was signed by Defence…

Let's fight battle to build a better nation and see who wins: PM Modi to Pakistan

Mohua Chatterjee| TNN | Updated: Sep 24 : KOZHIKODE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday broke his silence on the Uri terror attack and tore into Pakistan for its role in supporting terror in the region. At his first public rally since the Uri incident, PM Modi challenged Pakistan - not at conventional war - but in…

Terror as state policy is war crime, Shah tells Pakistan

KOZHIKODE,September 25 : The BJP on Sunday reinforced Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message to Pakistan, with party president tabling a statement on the terrorist attack on Uri, positing it as one in a decade-and-a-half of terror strikes against India by Pakistan. BJP president Amit Shah described Pakistan as a country…

Pakistan not getting support in UN on surgical strikes issue: Akbaruddin

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 1 : India has said that Pakistan approaching the United Nations on the issue of surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the LoC has not found any resonance in the world body and rejected claims that the UN mission monitoring ceasefire “has not directly observed” any firing…

Pakistan still in anaesthesia after surgery, says Parrikar

DEHRADUN/NEW DELHI, Oct, 2 : Pakistan is like a patient who has been given anaesthesia and doesn’t know that surgery has already been done on him, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. The Minister’s remarks are first comments from a member of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) following the…

Baramulla: It was a terror attack, not a case of friendly fire, says Indian BSF

NEW DELHI, Oct. 4 : The Indian BSF denied reports of "friendly fire" resulting in casualties during the terror attack on the Baramulla camp even as speculation swirled about tense nerves leading to firing late on Sunday night. The border force said terrorists struck at a joint Army-BSF camp and this claimed the life of one…

Video

Find Us on Facebook

From Social

Tokyo (Japan), Sept. 13: A new leadership assumed responsibilities at the Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), Japan on Sunday. The new office bearers took oath of office and secrecy after a long fought battle resulting from dissatisfaction from those who…

Lama led officials assume responsibility in NRNA Japan