Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Stand Up India Programme from Noida on the birth anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram who had dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the poor and marginalised.
At the event PM Modi in a bid to inspire fellow Indian went Digital way and booked e-rickshaw and made payment for the same through cellphone.
Main points from PM's speech:
PM Modi while addressing the citizens on the occasion said that,
"On his birth anniversary, tributes to the stalwart who dedicated his life to the upliftment of the poor and marginalised, Babu Jagjivan Ram. Babu Jagjivan Ram made India very proud. Today on his birth anniversary 'Stand up India' is being launched."
PM dwelled on accomplishments of Babu Jagjivan Ram and said that,
"As agriculture minister Babu Jagjivan Ram did a lot to usher the green revolution. In 1971 he was the defence minister. Whatever one's party is, we have to remember those who have lived for the nation."
As agriculture minister Babu Jagjivan Ram did a lot to usher the green revolution. In 1971 he was the defence minister: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 5, 2016
PM Modi also lauded the spirit of enterprise of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and its Founding Chairman Milind Kamble as he commenced his speech at Stand Up India programme.
Stand Up India Programme:
PM Modi said that Stand Up India aims to empower every Indian and enable them to stand on their own feet.
The job seeker has to become a job creator said PM emphasising on the importance of Stand Up India Scheme.
He further added that this scheme is going to transform the lives of people from Dalit and Tribal communities.
Stand up India initiative would promote entrepreneurship among women, SC and ST communities PM said with confidence.
Distribution of e-rickshaw:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi then distributed e-rickshaw to some and then said that his government will have 'Chai Pe Charcha' with families of e-rickshaw beneficiaries.
PM added, "E-rickshaws will be given to those who do not own rickshaws. The beneficiaries of this will be the poor".
PM Modi further added that, "When the poor of the nation script our progress journey that is when India will develop".
PM concluded by requesting e-rickshaw beneficiaries that, "You will have to educate your children particularly your daughters".
You will have to educate your children particularly your daughters: PM @narendramodi tells e-rickshaw beneficiaries— PMO India (@PMOIndia) April 5, 2016