Narendra Modi: Aim not only to boost economy but also to transform lives

By: | Published: January 23, 2016 12:02 AM

At a time when there is a general atmosphere of recession all over the world, India is moving ahead at a quick pace.

At a time when there is a general atmosphere of recession all over the world, India is moving ahead at a quick pace.

And this is a fact that has been reiterated not only by the government but by all international agencies, including the World Bank, IMF and  rating agencies. This was stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lucknow on Friday at a function held to distribute e-rickshaws to beneficiaries under the Pradhanmantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna.

Stating that the NDA government had made concrete efforts to serve the common people and rope in the last man on the street through its inclusive policies, he said all these policies  had started reflecting on the overall economy of the country.

“There is a general atmosphere of slowdown but India is moving ahead at a  quick pace. The world today is agreeing that India is among the fastest growing economies. International agencies are saying the same. But we don’t want to be the fastest growing economy of the world only. We aim to bring a positive change in the lives of the poor,” he said.

“The 21st century is being projected as India’s century as it was the ‘youngest nation’ in the world. But we want to take this country in a direction where there is new enthusiasm and self-confidence. We are making relentless effort to take the country in the direction of Ambedkar’s dream,” he said. “The nation’s economy can grow faster when the youth of the country are able to get employment and take care of their families properly,” he stated.

PM breaks silence on Dalit student’s suicide

At the Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar University convocation, the PM was forced to break his silence on the suicide of a Dalit scholar at Hyderabad University when some students raised slogans against him. Stating that Rohith’s death had pained him immensely, Modi said, “Mother India has lost a son. There will be reasons, there will be politics (surrounding it) but the fact remains that a mother has lost her son. I feel the pain very well.”

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