Silchar: As a part of nationwide move to have the suggestions from citizens in the programme ‘Bharat Ki Maan Ki Baat, Modi Ke Saath’, Lt General (Retd) V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, met the denizens from different professions in order to have two way communication with them. The programme was held at a hotel in Silchar on Wednesday. At the outset, the Union Minister outlined the objective behind such a meet. It was to have suggestions from the citizens in order to incorporate them in the vision document as well as election manifesto of the party on the basis of the feedback from each parliamentary constituency.
V K Singh shared with the esteemed participants in the programme the various achievements of NDA government during the last 57 months and the projects and schemes in comparison to the Congress rule of 55 years which was reeked with scams and scandals. The railways alone have seen unparalleled development, linking the Northeast with the rest of the country. Of great significance, as he said, is the financial inclusion of all through Jan Dhan Yojana, insurance for farmers, Ujjawala which gave gas cylinders to 6 crore BPL families, empowerment of homes and welfare of poor by providing electricity to uncovered 18,500 villages.
Lt General V K Singh said jobs cannot be available for all jobless. With that end in view, skill development of youths has been given top priority. 1 crore houses have been built and given to families under PMAY. Most significant, under Ayushmaan Bharat, 50 crore people have been benefited. Socio-economic condition has been better off with better governance and its accent on transparency and accountability. Infrastructure built up in the northeast has led to better standard of living. Still remarkable, honour and status of the country in the world has gone up with Narendra Modi as Prime Minister at the helm of affairs.
The participants in general agreed on the changes in respect of economic development of Barak Valley. Advancing their suggestions, the industrialization of Barak and the opening of the closed paper mill were highlighted. Since unemployment and the resultant brain-drain have become a serious problem, creation of job opportunities should be given utmost consideration. The Act East Policy has to be implemented in letter and spirit to connect south Asian countries with northeast. The proposed highway is to link Bangladesh, Barak Valley, Manipur, Myanmar, Thailand and will go up to Hanoi. This will tremendously boost up the economy of the Valley and the northeast in general.
Another suggestion came up for change in the education system which has become mostly examination oriented. The suggestions and opinions given by the citizens were recorded on sheets of papers with their identity and address which would be taken to BJP headquarters at New Delhi for study, examination and inclusion in the vision document. This will help the national leaders to take note of the hopes and aspirations of people parliamentary constituency wise.
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