Modi adopts Jayapur: Know all about village which drove Aurangzeb away 400 years ago

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known for his magnanimous gesture. He believes in taking up tough task and completes it conclusively. On his first visit to Varanasi after becoming Prime Minister, Modi gave reason why he adopted Jayapur under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. While addressing huge village crowd, he said, "since the day i heard that five people died after livewire fell on them, I made my mind to take up this cause".

Touching on a host of issues from potholed roads to female foeticide and crumbling social structure, he regretted that condition of villages have not improved in the last 60 years.

He not only pin-pointed the problem of the village but also reiterated his commitment to solve that. "I, a small man, will bring about big things through my small talk", Modi said.

Big problems of the ignored village

This village has total population of 2974 people having 1541 male and 1433 female. The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture. Report says that people of the village live in the very pathetic condition.

They don't have basic amenities available to them. There is no hospitals and roads in the Jayapur. Children have to travel kilometers to reach to school. But now after Prime Minister took up this village under his tutelage, they could hope for Acche din in near future.

What Modi said while addressing villagers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday touched range of issue including the wretched practice of female foeticide.

Condemned the practice of female foeticide, he said, "those who look upon the girl child as a liability should ponder as to how will mankind survive if we are left in a world with no women".

"If we kill girl child in the mother's womb, then what will happen to the world. If only 800 girls are born against 1000 boys, then 200 boys will remain unmarried. Will government do this job?"

Prime minister also won the hearts of people by showing humility when he himself adjusted a mike for the village head Durga Devi.

Appealing villagers to give away the myth that Government is the doer and they are only beneficiaries, Modi further said, "I am confident that our villagers have the ability to shape their own destiny through their own entrepreneurial skills and hard work.

The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is an effort in that direction. It aims to empower villagers and provide them with opportunities to exercise these choices".

400 years ago, villagers drove away Aurangzeb's army

The history of this village is very interesting. Reports say that around 400 years ago, the people of this village had thwarted an army of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. 

According to Banaras Hindu University Professor KK Mishra the Aurangzeb's soldiers wanted to demolish an old temple with a black idol of Lord Hanuman in the Jayapur village, but villagers foiled their attempt.

Then in 2003-04 this village again came to limelight when an army man named Ajay Singh died while fighting with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

Politically this village is also very significant. Patel dominated village is the fiefdom of Apna Dal founder Late Sonelal Patel. Apna Dal is the ally of the BJP and both fought Lok Sabha election together.

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