PM Modi’s speech in I-Day celebrations

PM Modi’s speech in I-Day celebrations

News: The nation celebrated it’s 77th Independence day on 15th August 2023 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his speech which contains several points that can be useful for your mains answers.

What were the key highlights of PM’s speech?

10th Consecutive speech, Parivaarjan
• It was PM Modi’s 10th consecutive speech on I-Day and the speech was centered on “Nation First, Always First” as part of the larger “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and the PM referred the people of the country as 'Parivaarjan” throughout the speech.

Vishwakarma Yojana
• PM Modi announced the initiation of the Vishwakarma Yojana, aimed at benefiting individuals skilled in traditional craftsmanship, particularly from the OBC community.
• Weavers, goldsmiths, blacksmiths, laundry workers, barbers, and such families will be empowered through the ‘Vishwakarma Yojana’. The scheme will receive an initial allocation of Rs.13,000-15,000 crore.

Empowering Border Villages
• PM highlighted the government’s “Vibrant Villages” initiative, transforming the perspective on border villages. He stated that these border villages are not just the last in India but the first, signifying their importance.

Lakhpati Didi’s
• PM Modi praised women’s self-help groups and aspired to create two crore ‘lakhpati didis’ (prosperous sisters).
• Around 15,000 women’s SHGs would be given loan and training for operating and repairing drones. The aim is to bring technology in to the agriculture sector and empowering women and benefiting agri-tech sector.

Important quotes
• Reform, Perform and Transform – Emphasized performance driven governance
• India has emerged as a “Vishwa mitra” (Friend of the world)
• “Triveni” (Trinity) of Demography, Democracy and Diversity will fulfil every dream of India.
• Amrit Kaal is Kartavya Kaal- an era of Duty!! 

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