Leading the crowd into chants of Jai Bhim as early as the fifth minute of his 58-minute speech, PM Modi said, "Bastar aur Bijapur ke aasman mein Babasaheb ke naam ki goonj humein, aap sabhi ko dhanya kar rahi hai".
Narendra Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit the tribal district of Bijapur, also launched a health insurance scheme.
On January 5, Modi had asked officials to devote the coming three months in developing these backward districts. "But I was left out even from that committee",'the PM said. He added that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru campaigned against him. The sub-centres and primary health centres will be transformed as HWC. Modi also inaugurated the "Van Dhan Yojana", which aims at empowering tribal communities, and dedicated the Bhanupratappur-Gudum railway line to the nation by flagging off a train between Dalli Rajhara and Bhanupratappur. "Aapka saathi agar aaj desh ka pradhanmantri hai, to woh bhi Babasaheb ki den hai (If your friend is today the country's PM, it's thanks to Ambedkar)".
"I want to make these districts not only abhilashi (aspirational) but also mahtvakanshi (ambitious) so that they emerge as a development model", he said.
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Also under the scheme, the government has prepared the broad contour of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) and work is on to finalise parameters for identifying beneficiaries and hospital entitlement.
"On occasion of Ambedkar jayanti I appealed the youths not to take up arms and ruin their life". They have come from outside. "We demand that you set a true example and prove that the current Indian government does care about the well-being and dignity of its children". "We have to go on the path of development".
"I am confident that these visits to Sweden and United Kingdom will be useful in enhancing our engagement with these countries", Modi said prior to his visit to Sweden.