Contending that B R Ambedkar’s economic thought and vision has not been fully understood, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil his vision and dreams to create a prosperous and inclusive India.
Releasing two commemorative coins of Rs 125 and Rs 10 denomination at his residence as part of the 125th birth anniversary year celebrations of the architect of the Constitution, he said Ambedkar was a visionary and a profound thinker whose economic thought and vision is still not fully understood and needs to be appreciated, even though his contribution towards social justice have been recognised.
“Our government is leaving no stone unturned to fulfil the vision & dreams of Dr Ambedkar to create a prosperous & inclusive India,” Modi said in a series of tweets after the function in which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot were also present.
The Prime Minister also highlighted Ambedkar’s vision on women empowerment, federalism, economy and its relevance.
“We are aware of Dr Ambedkar’s contributions towards social justice but Babasaheb’s thoughts on economic issues are equally enlightening. … Dr Ambedkar will always be remembered as an original & profound thinker. His views on inclusiveness & harmony continue to inspire us,” he said.The Prime Minister said Ambedkar had faced lot of humiliation, yet his patriotism reflected in his work.
Referring to the recent two-day sitting in Parliament on Ambedkar, he said there was good discussion in both the Houses of Parliament. The members reviewed the present situation in the context of Ambedkar’s perspective, he said.There were people who asked why November 26 was being observed, the Prime Minister said, adding “I do not feel that somebody who understands Babasaheb Ambedkar would ask these questions.”
Ambedkar and the Indian Constitution should always be discussed and talked about in this country, and the observance of Constitution Day on November 26 was a step in this direction, a statement issued by Prime Minister’s Office said.Modi said there were only a few individuals who remain alive in public consciousness, even 60 years after their death. “The more we recall Ambedkar’s thought, in the context of issues currently faced by India, the more we come to respect his vision and his approach to inclusiveness.”
He said it is because of great men like Babasaheb that India has scaled heights of progress. After releasing the coins, Modi said “nobody would have ever thought that there could be a day when Ambedkar picture could be on India’s coin.”Earlier in the day, Modi paid floral tribute at the Dalit mascot’s statue in Parliament House lawns. “Remembering Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Punya Tithi,” he posted on Twitter along with a photograph showing him and Ambedkar’s statue. PTI AKV AKK ARC 12061511 NNNN = SME sector Rajkhowa urges Centre to explore job opportunities in MSME sec
Itanagar, Dec 6 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa has urged the Centre to explore possibilities to provide job opportunities to the unemployed youth of the state by setting up of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).The Governor, who is on an official tour to the national capital, called on Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra and impressed him for harnessing the tribal expertise of the state in handloom, handicrafts and textiles sector and the vast potential in horticulture sector through micro, small and medium enterprises, an official release said.Highlighting the potentials of the sectors in the state, Rajkhowa said the MSME sector would emerge as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector in the state, if proper guidance and assistance both through finance and technology was provided by the Centre.
Sharing his experiences of his tours to the industrial outlets in different parts of the state, the Governor requested the Union Minister to depute experts to prepare a road map for the industrial potential of the state to provide training and opportunities of employment as well as self-employment by setting up micro and small industries.
The Minister agreed to depute the managing deputy director and other officials of NSIC to visit Itanagar and prepare the road map on starting ‘Incubation Centres’ for hands on vocational training at district headquarters, the release said.The Minister also agreed to visit Arunachal Pradesh soon and assured all assistance towards industrial development of the state.
Rajkhowa emphasised on more focus on setting up Khadi and village industries in the state and also suggested on setting up KVIC centres in every district, it said.The Union Minister assured to extend necessary support under the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), the release added.