“Reform; Perform Transform-Our Mantra Of Last 5 Years”
“Thriving Tourism, G20 Summit Triumph-My Pride”
New Delhi, Srinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said during this 5 year Lok Sabha’s term, several decisions for which many generations waited for long were taken. Article 370 was also abrogated during this Lok Sabha’s term… I feel that those who drafted the Constitution would bless us for this,”
PM Modi said adding that decisions for which many generations waited for long were taken by the 17th Lok Sabha. As PM Modi recounted the milestones that the 17th Lok Sabha has been part of, the prime minister mentioned the scrapping of Article 370, and the passage of the triple talaq bill. PM Modi said that the new Parliament building started its journey with the women’s reservation bill.
“The coming 25 years are very crucial for the country. On one hand, there are political aspirations, on the other there are dreams for the country,” PM Modi said adding that India will be ‘Vikshit Bharat’ in the next 25 years. “Reform, Perform and Transform has been the mantra for the past 5 years”, he said, noting that it can be experienced by the entire nation today. The Prime Minister expressed confidence that the people of India will continue to bless the 17th Lok Sabha for its efforts.”
PM Modi said that the strong foundation of 21st-century India can be seen in the game-changer reforms of the period. “We can say with great satisfaction that many things for which generations used to wait were accomplished through the 17th Lok Sabha”, the Prime Minister said.
PM Modi said that with the abrogation of Article 370, full splendor of the Constitution was manifested. This must have pleased the framers of the Constitution. Today our commitment to social justice is reaching the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Recalling the scourge of militancy, the Prime Minister said that the stringent laws that were made by the House have strengthened the war against militancy. This has improved the confidence of those who are fighting against militancy and full elimination of militancy will surely be fulfilled, he said.
PM Modi noted the global recognition that the G20 Summit Presidency brought and for which every state showcased its national capabilities. Similarly, the P20 summit bolstered India’s credentials as the mother of democracy.
“We can proudly say that this country might have lived under the Penal Code for 75 years but now we live under Nyay Samhita”, the Prime Minister said, referring to the adoption of new codes of laws.
He also thanked the Speaker for initiating the proceedings in the New Parliament Building with the passage of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. Even though the first session was shorter than the rest, the Prime Minister said that it is the result of the passage of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam that the House will be filled with women members in the times to come. He also spoke about the 17th Lok Sabha abolishing Triple Talaq to ensure the rights of women.
Throwing light on the significance of the next 25 years for the nation, the Prime Minister said that the nation has taken the resolve to accomplish its dreams. Speaking about the Salt Satyagraha started in 1930 by Mahatma Gandhi and Swadeshi Andolan, the Prime Minister pointed out that these events may have been insignificant at the time of its inception but they set the foundations for the next 25 years leading to India’s independence in 1947. He said that a similar feeling can be experienced within the country where every person has taken the resolve to make India a developed nation by 2047.
Referring to new dimensions of security, the Prime Minister talked about the importance of marine, space and cyber security. “We have to create positive capabilities in these areas and also to develop wherewithal to deal with the negative forces”, said the Prime Minister adding that space reforms are forward-looking with long-term implications.
The Prime Minister thanked all Members of the House for their contributions to the functioning of the 17th Lok Sabha. Referring to the resolution passed about the consecration ceremony of Ram Temple, the Prime Minister said that it will give constitutional powers to the future generations of the country to take pride in its heritage. He said that the resolution comprises ‘Samvedna’, ‘Sankalp’ and ‘Sahanubhuti’ along with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’.
Concluding the address, the Prime Minister said that Parliament will continue to inspire its members to leave behind a legacy for future generations and work to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of future generations with the collective effort of all its Members.
Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi passionately tackled the enduring issue of Kashmir. His speech, delivered with fervor, not only highlighted the positive transformations in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 but also took a confrontational turn.
He said the abrogation of Article 370, a defining moment in Indian history, had set the stage for significant changes in Jammu and Kashmir. PM Modi passionately recounted the positive transformations that had unfolded since that historic decision. He emphasized the strides made in the region, not only in terms of political restructuring but also in fostering economic growth, social development, and global recognition.
One of the key highlights of Modi’s speech was the commendation of Jammu and Kashmir’s remarkable progress. He pointed to the flourishing tourism industry, which had witnessed a significant upswing in the post-370 era.
Furthermore, Modi proudly showcased the global acclaim garnered through the successful hosting of the G20 summit in Jammu and Kashmir. “These milestones were presented as tangible evidence of substantial strides made in the region post the Article 370 repeal,” Modi declared emphatically. His words resonated with the members of the Lower House, and the gravity of the achievements was not lost on anyone present.
PM Modi commended the region’s remarkable progress, pointing to the flourishing tourism industry and the global acclaim garnered through the successful hosting of the G20 summit.“These milestones were presented as tangible evidence of substantial strides made in the region post the Article 370 repeal,” he said.