Govt will build 1.5 lakh Health & Welfare Centres across districts: PM Modi


Amid growing public outrage over the Kathua and Unnao incidents, a collective of retired civil servants has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling the current situation a "moment of existential crisis" in which the government's response would determine whether the nation could "overcome the crisis of constitutional values, of governance and the ethical order".

Issuing notices, it said, "We hope and trust that when we are issuing notice, the members of the Bar Associations shall conduct themselves and would not obstruct the smooth functioning of the justice delivery system which includes the presence of the persons aggrieved or accused in court or for that matter the presence of investigating agency and the witnesses". It is government's duty to protect your rights.

"I would like to tell the youth on the path of violence that the Constitution takes care of your rights".

In an FB post, he said, " Sweden is a valuable partner in our development initiatives. I want to say to their mothers and fathers, your daughters and sons have walked down this path. But at least think about those who are leading them. If you read their names, surnames, you will understand who they are.

Welcoming those who had gathered here in "Halbi", a local dialect, Modi gave a "charan paduka" to a woman and hearing aid to another woman. Do you want to trust such people and ruin your children's lives? "Why you have given your children's lives in their hands".

He said the government was committed to protecting their rights. "Those who refused to bow down to this ecosystem didn't find place in books", Modi said. He paid rich tributes to Ambedkar and devoted a large part of his address to the social reformer.

The Prime Minister in a tweet said that he will call on Her Majesty The Queen, hold talks with UK PM Theresa may and meet leading CEOs to deepen economic relations. He also asked the human rights organizations and as well as Kashmiris based in UK to largely participate in protest during the upcoming Modi's visit to the kingdom. It also aims to provide a cover of Rs5 lakh per family per year for secondary and tertiary healthcare for 10 crore poor and vulnerable families. It will run until 5 May.

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This was the Modi's fourth visit to Chhattisgarh, where assembly elections are due later in the year.

He also appealed to the people from the backward districts to join a mass movement with a different approach leveraging information technology for transformation.

Both Countries have a lot to gain from each other. They said, "In both cases, prime minister, it is your party which is in power". These districts, if encouraged, can be turned into models of development. "These three months have passed".

"Kashmir dispute is a reality and use of force can not prevent the people of Kashmir struggling for the past 70 years".

He inaugurated the first health centre under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme here.

He launched the Vandhan Yojana, unveiled a new dialysis machine in the district and construction of 1,882-km roads to be built at a cost of Rs 1,703 cr besides construction of bridges over the Indravati River and the Mingachal River.