Achievements of 2018 will fill everyone with glory, says Modi

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Dec 2018 11:06:02


 

NEW DELHI, 

Delivering his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address of 2018, which was the 51st edition of the monthly radio programme, the Prime Minister summed up the year’s achievements in the field of economy, social sector, solar energy, climate change, sports and others, saying it could happen because of the collective efforts of the people.

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the achievements of his Government in 2018 will fill everyone with glory, and hopedthe journey onthepathof development will continue in 2019 as well. Asserting that the country has takenstrides in the area of poverty alleviation at a record pace, the Prime Minister said it has also seen unprecedented improvement in the ‘ease of doing business’ rankings and noted that world institutions have acknowledged India’s growth.

Delivering his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address of 2018, which was the 51st edition of the monthly radio programme, the Prime Minister summed up the year’s achievements in the field of economy, social sector, solar energy, climate change, sports and others, saying it could happen because of the collective efforts of the people. “Whetherit is one’s own life or the life of the nation, we are advised to look back, and look ahead too... so that we can learn lessons from our mistakes and get confidence to move ahead. You all must be thinking how do we remember 2018? The year 2018 would fill everyone with glory,” Modi said.

Listing the achievements of the Government in 2018,he said: Year 2018 saw launching of world’s biggest health insurance scheme ‘Ayushman Bharat’; in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India witnessed the unveiling of the tallest statueintheworld,‘Statue ofUnity’;electricity reached each and every village of the country; the ease of doing business in India improved notably; on the 75th anniversary of Azad hind Government, a tricolour was unfurled at Delhi’s Red fort for the first time, and the highest United Nations Environment Award ‘Champions of the Earth’ was conferred upon India. He said that Swachcha Bharat Scheme and sanitation coverage has been rapidly advancing towards crossing the 95 per cent mark and dedicated the success to the people.

He also listed opening of India’sfirstmulti-modalterminal on the Ganga river in Varanasi and Sikkim’s first airport as major achievements. “Sports has it s own significance in every society. If one’s resolve is strong and enthusiasm is without bounds, all the hurdles halt in theirtracks and hardships can neverturnintoobstacles,”hesaid giving examples of 12-year-old Hanaya of Anantnag, who won a gold medal in a Karate Championship in Korea, Rajani ofHaryana,who won gold medal in the junior women’s boxing championship and of Vedangi Kulkarni of Pune who became the fastest Asian to traverse the globe riding a bicycle.