Unlocking the Momentum: PM Modi’s Multi-State Developmental Odyssey
In a strategic move towards fostering development and embracing ‘Vikas’ (progress), Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a comprehensive tour covering Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu on January 19. This ambitious journey encompasses a series of pivotal events aimed at inaugurating significant projects, promoting STEM education, and inaugurating the Khelo India Youth Games 2023.
Setting the Stage: Solapur Unveils AMRUT Projects
1. AMRUT Foundation Stone Laid
The tour commences in Solapur, Maharashtra, where Prime Minister Modi lays the foundation stone for eight projects under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). These projects, collectively valued at approximately Rs. 2,000 crores, are a testament to the government’s commitment to urban development.
2. PMAY-Urban Dedication
Prime Minister Modi dedicates over 90,000 completed houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-Urban) in Maharashtra. The Raynagar Housing Society in Solapur, providing homes for various beneficiaries, represents a crucial stride toward housing development.
3. Empowering Entrepreneurs: PM-SVANIDHI Distribution
In a significant move to empower entrepreneurs, Prime Minister Modi initiates the distribution of the first and second installments to 10,000 beneficiaries of the PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM-SVANIDHI) scheme in Maharashtra.
Wings of Innovation: Bengaluru’s Boeing Campus
1. Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre Inauguration
Prime Minister Modi shifts focus to Bengaluru, Karnataka, inaugurating the Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre (BIETC). This state-of-the-art campus, with an investment of Rs. 1,600 crores, signifies Boeing’s substantial commitment to technological advancement outside the USA.
2. Elevating Girl Power: Boeing Sukanya Program Launch
In a visionary move towards gender inclusivity, Prime Minister Modi launches the Boeing Sukanya Program. This initiative aims to support the entry of more girls into India’s aviation sector by providing opportunities, creating STEM labs at 150 locations, and offering scholarships for aspiring female pilots.
Sporting Spirit: Khelo India Youth Games 2023
1. Chief Guest at the Opening Ceremony
The tour culminates in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where Prime Minister Modi assumes the role of Chief Guest at the opening ceremony of the 6th Khelo India Youth Games 2023. This edition marks a historic moment as the games venture into South India for the first time.
2. Veera Mangai: Symbol of Women Empowerment
The games’ mascot, Veera Mangai, inspired by Rani Velu Nachiyar’s valor against British colonial rule, symbolizes the strength of women power. The logo, featuring poet Thiruvalluvar, adds a cultural touch to the event.
3. Unveiling Broadcasting Sector Projects
Prime Minister Modi takes the opportunity to launch and lay the foundation stone for projects in the broadcasting sector, with an estimated worth of Rs 250 crore. This includes the revamped DD Podhigai channel as DD Tamil, 12 Akashvani FM projects, and 4 DD transmitters in Jammu and Kashmir.
Conclusion: A Visionary Expedition
In conclusion, Prime Minister Modi’s extensive tour encompasses a spectrum of developmental initiatives, from urban transformation and housing to technological innovation and youth empowerment through sports. The strategic positioning of the events underscores the government’s commitment to holistic development, fostering progress across diverse sectors.