New Delhi, April 22: Appreciating the work of the BJP MPs and MLAs at the grassroot level, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government is focusing on education for children, opportunities for youth and medicine for the elderly. He asked all the party MLAs to undertake at least one developmental work for villages under them which would help take the villages forward, and also invited suggestions to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the focus on “Swachhta Abhiyan” (cleanliness drive). “Your connect with people directly has ushered in a positive change by ensuring that schemes reach the grassroots as well as concerns of people reach the lawmakers. The BJP leaders should be involved in every work that is being undertaken in the society for the welfare of people,” the Prime Minister said during an interaction with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs and MLAs through the “Narendra Modi” mobile app. Answering a question on improving the lives of the people in the villages, the Prime Minister stressed on collective power of the people residing in villages. “The development of villages is not a work of only the budget or the government... The people also need to be aware of their rights and duties. The biggest strength of any village is its unity,” he said. He also mentioned about social activist Anna Hazare’s village, where he had stressed on cleanliness and how that village had now become a model for others to follow.
Speaking about the Mudra Yojna, he said that 11 crore people had already benefited from the scheme. “Women in self-help groups are coming up with new employment opportunities in various sectors,” he said. (IANS)