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Great occasion greater pledge: Big vision of New India on I-Day



Celebrating 75 years of India’s freedom, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had placed before the world a vision of a new India on 15th August, 2022. During his address from Lal Killa on the 76th anniversary of Indian Independence, he made his goal quite clear. His speech seemed to be the “vision document” of his government and its major initiatives for winning India the coveted tag of “developed nation” by 2047.

Narendra Modi urged the nation to take five pledges termed as ‘Panchpran'- Firstly to move forward with bigger resolves and resolve of developed India. Secondly, erase all traces of servitude, then be proud of our legacy; Fourthly, the strength of unity and finally, the duties of citizens which includes the Prime Minister and Chief Ministers.

The resolve of his government was validated by the inauguration of path-breaking schemes like the National Digital Health Mission. According to the mission, every Indian will have a health ID. It is expected that this will revolutionize the Indian health sector. The National Digital Health Mission (NDHM) will ensure seamless healthcare services through the health card, he added.

The vision of “Atma Nirvar Bharat” was also a key point in his speech. PM Modi especially mentioned the India-made Howitzer Guns delivering the ceremonial 21-gun salute on 15th August 2022 as one of many success stories of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. He added “Jai Anusandhan” to already existing "Jai Jawan, Jai Kisaan, Jai Vigyaan”

He further stated that the only way forward is through education. Education is of utmost importance in building a self-reliant, modern, and new India. With this thinking, the country received the new National Education Policy.
“Digital India” was another initiative mentioned by the prime minister. He said India's "Techade" (Tech-decade) is here as the government focuses on technologies like 5G, semiconductor manufacturing, and optical fiber cables. These technologies, PM Modi said, will bring about a revolution at the grassroots level.

In addition, Modi Govt has been hailed for programs like Ayushman Bharat. It is a health insurance scheme launched by PM Modi on September 23, 2018. Till April 2021, 75,532 Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres were made operational, and 44.24 crore people got treated there. By December 2022, the government is aiming to set up 1.5 lakh Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres in India.
Similarly, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India campaign), which was launched on October 2, 2014, was hailed by PM Modi. Filth is considered one of the major problems in India and Modi gave the issue its due importance by launching a nationwide campaign. Many called it a masterstroke from Modi as it put him at par with Mahatma Gandhi in public perception and also gave people the message to act on hygiene and civic sense. Modi nominated notable personalities from the film industry, sports, media, business and other celebrities to promote the initiative.

Lastly, he focused on Jan Dhan Yojana, which is now a successful scheme that was launched on 15 August 2014. Its main focus has been on reaching every household to provide credit facilities, pensions, and insurance to account holders.
The present regime of the Indian government is trying its level best to turn India into a developed country and a global superpower within a fixed time frame. As per their determination, the steps taken by them are leading the country gradually towards the goal with a positive impact on the whole matter. Now, it will depend on the goodwill and maintaining the fundamental duties of the common Indian citizen if the dream of a new India will soon become a successful reality.