PM Narendra Modi Launches 'Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra' from Jharkhand, Gifts Projects Worth Rs 7,200 Crore

PM Narendra Modi Launches 'Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra' from Jharkhand, Gifts Projects Worth Rs 7,200 Crore

Khunti (Jharkhand), November 15 (HS): On the occasion of Tribal Pride Day and the Foundation Day of Jharkhand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra’ from Khunti, Jharkhand, on Wednesday. The yatra, which commenced from the land of Dharti Aba Bhagwan Birsa Munda, will continue until January 26 next year.

During the event, the Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 7,200 crore, furthering the development of the region. Additionally, he launched a short film and portal for the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) Mission, valued at Rs 24,000 crore. Furthermore, the 15th installment of the PM Kisan Yojana, totaling Rs 18,000 crore, was released to benefit eight crore beneficiaries.

Addressing a massive gathering at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Khunti, PM Modi extended his greetings with a hearty “Johar” to everyone. He expressed his privilege to have visited Ulihatu earlier and met the family members of Lord Birsa, applying the sacred soil on his forehead. The Prime Minister also mentioned the importance of Tribal Pride Day and the celebration of Jharkhand’s Foundation Day across the country.

PM Modi stated that the government has gifted Jharkhand with schemes worth Rs 50,000 crores, including railway projects, making the state the first in the country to have electric fixed rail routes. He acknowledged the contributions of various tribal heroes like Tilka Manjhi, Chand Bhairav, Phulo Jhano, and Albert Ekka from Jharkhand and other states. The Prime Minister emphasized that justice had not been done to these heroes after independence, and efforts were being made to rectify that.

The Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra aims to strengthen four pillars of India: women, farmers, youth, and the middle class and poor. PM Modi asserted that the government has worked tirelessly to uplift neglected sections of society and provide them with basic facilities. He mentioned the success of initiatives like Jal Jeevan Mission, which is bringing tap water to every household.

The Prime Minister pledged to end mutual discrimination and ensure equality among all citizens. He stressed the importance of reaching out to the poorest of the poor who might not be aware of government schemes, highlighting the significance of the Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra in this regard.

The event witnessed a gathering of more than 1.5 lakh people.

Report by Indrani Sarkar
Credit: Hindusthan Samachar

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