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Jitendra Singh asks people to become stakeholders of “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra”

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today, urged people to become stakeholders of “Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra” (VBSY), saying it is transforming lives with a change in mindset. 

He said the people are now being empowered and their respect has increased with the delivery of services at their doorsteps through Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra vans.  

The Minister was addressing a gathering at  M.H.S. D.A.V Senior Secondary School under the aegis of Arya Samaj in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. He stated that through the yatra, people living in far flung areas of the UT are drawing benefits irrespective of their caste, colour or creed. 

The Minister said those sections of society who were neglected and ignored are now the beneficiaries of government schemes. He added that loans being provided to street vendors under PM SVANidhi scheme has enabled them to earn their livelihoods with dignity and in a sustainable manner. Similarly, PM Vishwakarma yojana is benefitting weavers and artisans.

Dr Jitendra Singh announced that Kathua is being developed on many fronts in order to make it a model district not only for Jammu and Kashmir but also the rest of the country. In the last ten years, no other constituency has seen all round development as the Udhampur-Kathua Constituency, he underlined. Dr Singh  announced that plans are afoot to encourage fish farming so that it emerges as an export centre for the famous trout variety. He said road connectivity in and outside the district is being improved for fast and hassle free travel to States, including Punjab and Delhi.  

Earlier, the Union Minister presented keys of new houses to beneficiaries of PM Awas Yojana. Dr Singh informed that more than 5 crore houses have been built in the country under the yojana.

He also distributed sweaters among over 100 students under Suhani Sardi Andolan. On the occasion, Dr Singh also saw off 20 students from the district who will take part in national level games in various parts of the country.

Later speaking at another function, the minister stated that Indian women are increasingly assuming leadership role in every sphere of life and every profession, moving away from a long-held participatory role. He said the women have arrived, which is evidenced in their role that has powered India’s  Chandrayaan Mission. 

Dr Jitendra Singh was speaking at a symposium on Women at Workplace: Issues and Challenges at Government Degree College, Kathua. Calling upon the youth to benefit from the enabling milieu provided by the government, he advised them to realise their aspirations and soar higher. 

In this regard, he mentioned the National Education Policy ( NEP) which has made it possible for students to choose subjects based on their aptitude. Stating that the youth are living in the best of times, he asked them to make judicious use of technology. He added that technology has proven to be a great leveller, and the NEP is embedded with this technology which has given access to students. 

The Minister also asked the students to realise the Prime Minister Modi’s vision of a developed India by 2047, adding that the government has taken upon itself to scale up capacity building of its youth. It is now incumbent upon the youth to ensure that the India of  2047 reaches its glory it deserves, he said. 

Dr Jitendra Singh stated that the world is ready to be led by India, and the latter is ready to be led its women. 

Dr. Jitendra Singh also asked the youth to avail financial assistance being provided under PM Mudra yojana to set up their own StartUps  in order to earn livelihoods for themselves, and become job providers for others.

Earlier, the Minister interacted with the beneficiaries of various government  schemes, including PM Ayushman Bharat. The women beneficiaries of PM Ayushman Bharat expressed their gratitude to the government for providing them free of cost treatment for many diseases, which they could not afford on their own because of  their poor financial condition.

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