Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about several social reforms during his address to the nation from the red fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day. Talking about the eradication of poverty in his speech PM Modi said that the country needs to get rid of poverty for its development.
"If the country has to cross new heights and make its place in the world, we have to strengthen our program to eradicate poverty. It is not a favor to anybody, for a glorious future we have to get rid of poverty. In the last 5 years, we have successfully moved towards achieving the goal and compared to earlier days, faster and efficient work is done, " he said.
Further talking about improving the condition of people below the poverty line, he said, "But still, if they get the respect that they deserve it will raise their self-confidence, and they won't wait for the government to fight poverty. He with his own will come ahead to fight against it. More than anyone else, my poverty-stricken brothers and sister have got the potential to fight diverse situations. No matter how cold it gets, they can fold their hands and pass the time. Let's celebrate this potential and help them fight their daily hurdles.
They should get toilets, electricity, have a house, water connection, bank account, and do not feel the need to pawn everything they have for survival."
#IndiaAt72 | India has to reach new heights, we have to get rid of poverty. In the last 5 years, we have been successful to take steps towards it: PM Narendra Modi— Republic (@republic) August 15, 2019
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While addressing the nation, he also said that the new government is dedicated to the welfare of the citizens and that their commitment is to make the dreams of citizens true. The Prime Minister then said that the tenure of 2014 - 2019 was to fulfil the basic necessities of the weaker section and the govt has effectively done so. he then added that the tenure from 2019 is the tenure of fulfilling the dreams of the citizens. PM Modi said that they have prepared a blueprint of how India should be in this 21st century and they are committed towards it and taking a step every day to fulfil it. He thanked the nation to give an opportunity to serve them.