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Says it’s our collective responsibility to ensure that NEP-2020 is implemented in letter and spirit

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Sunday inaugurated renovated Ambedkar Basic Primary Pathshala, Zamania, Ghazipur virtually today and urged the teachers and students to make education into a driving force for the economy of the future.

Speaking on the occasion via virtual mode, the LG said, “It is our collective responsibility to ensure that the NEP-2020 is implemented in letter and spirit. The historical reform through NEP has the potential to transform the country into an equitable knowledge society.”

According to an official press release, the LG observed that “under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country has successfully created an equitable society ensuring that Dalits, tribals do not feel economically deprived and they receive full benefits of a growing economy.

“India has achieved great success in the fields of trade, economy, education, science, technology, art, culture, and sports. Even the poorest of the poor has developed this self-confidence that he can not only dream but can also make it come true,” the LG noted.

“The welfare society that has been created under the leadership of Hon’ble PM is unparalleled and it captures people’s heightened self-confidence, rooted in our impressive achievements in many fields. He highlighted the achievements of Har Ghar Nal Se Jal, Swachh Abhiyan, Saubhagya, Ujjwala, PMAY which have benefitted a large section of society,” he said.

Under Stand-Up India, Rs 5300 crore has been given directly to the accounts of the deprived sections to make them self-reliant, the LG added.

The LG said women empowerment and farmer welfare has been going on for decades but only the Prime Minister has truly empowered them and brought them to the center of the financial system. ‘Jan Dhan’ accounts of more than 45 crore people have been opened, 29 crore people have been covered under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and 10 crore households have been given LPG gas connections under Ujjwala Yojana, he said.

The LG also highlighted the work done for the welfare of small and marginal farmers under PM Fasal BimaYojna, PM Kisan and for the deprived sections of the society under PMAY, scholarships for backward, Dalit, and tribal sections.

“Under PM Fasal Bima Yojana, 70 percent of those small and marginal farmers have been covered who come from the deprived sections of the society. Preserving the basic spirit of social equality, under PM Kisan, 63 percent of such farmers are being helped who belong to the deprived sections of the society,” he said.

Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, 60 percent houses have been given to the deprived sections of the society, 60 percent scholarship is being given to backward, Dalit, tribal sections and out of 35 crore beneficiaries of Mudra Yojana, 18 crore beneficiaries are from the deprived sections of the society, added the LG. 

LG said this is the best example of balanced development with sensitivity. “Till date India has not seen a bigger example of social justice and social equality, as it is being done under the dynamic leadership of Hon’ble PM.”

The LG also observed that “in the last eight years, under the guidance of the Prime Minister, the development journey of Purvanchal is giving new strength to India’s progress. Be it highway construction, rural roads, new trains, new flyovers, new hospitals, Purvanchal is now competing with other parts of the country in terms of development.” 

The LG also highlighted that in J&K projects pending for decades are now being completed.

“While only 3500 MW of electricity was generated in 72 years, we are setting up projects to double the capacity in just five years. In Jammu and Kashmir earlier 8000-9000 projects were completed. However, more than 50,000 projects were completed last year,” he added.

“It is the priority of the government to empower those who are lagging behind in development. It is our biggest duty to think unitedly as to how India will achieve the status of global leader while fulfilling the aspirations of the people,” the LG said.

Underlining that “we have become the fifth largest economy of the world leaving behind England”, the LG said, “in the Amrit Kaal Khand, we must aspire and put combined efforts for becoming the third largest economy of the World.

“We are third in Start-ups globally and many unicorns are emerging from India now. Under the guidance of Hon’ble PM, we are moving towards becoming a global power restoring our age-old glory and pride in the world,” said the LG.

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