Budget 2021 has taken many steps for the empowerment of the farmers: PM Narendra Modi
File picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Sakal Media Group

Budget 2021 has taken many steps for the empowerment of the farmers: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi greeted the locals at Gorakhpur in the regional Bhojpuri language.

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government has taken several measures in the interest of the farmers and emphasised the need for unity in the country to achieve the goal of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' and make India a great power in the world.

The PM addressed people in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur at the Centenary celebrations of the 'Chauri Chaura' incident through video conference. In the incident, a group of protesters, participating in Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement against the British colonial rule, had clashed with the police who opened fire on them. The demonstrators then attacked and set fire to a police station in Chauri Chaura. This incident led to the death of three civilians and 22 policemen.

While addressing the crowd, Prime Minister said that unity had helped us achieve freedom from British rule and it will also help us in achieving our goal for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'.

Greeting the locals at Gorakhpur in the regional Bhojpuri language, the PM said that the government's aim to make India self-reliant was for the welfare of 130 crore Indians as well as for the benefit of the world. He further added, "The power of unity that broke the chains of slavery, the same power will also make India the great power in the world. This power of unity is the basic foundation of self-reliant India."

A screengrab of PM Modi virtually addressing Chauri Chaura Centenary celebrations at Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur; UP CM Yogi Adityanath, along with other dignitaries, was also present at the occasion.
A screengrab of PM Modi virtually addressing Chauri Chaura Centenary celebrations at Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur; UP CM Yogi Adityanath, along with other dignitaries, was also present at the occasion.Twitter/ @narendramodi

PM also explained how India dispatched necessary medicines to the people across the world during the Covid-19 crisis and that the country also played a major role in bringing back Indians from over 50 different countries during the pandemic period. "India also sent foreigners to their countries during the period," the Prime Minister further said.

"Currently… India has been manufacturing Covid-19 vaccine and has established itself on top in inoculation of these vaccines".

The power of unity that broke the chains of slavery, the same power will also make India the great power in the world. This power of unity is the basic foundation of self-reliant India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

He said our freedom fighters would have been feeling proud to see India providing vaccines to foreign countries amid this crisis situation.

Modi also mentioned that there is a need for extraordinary efforts to make this campaign a success.

Mentioning the importance of Budget 2021 presented in Parliament on February 1, the Prime Minister said there is a glimpse of the government's effort in this Budget and it will give a "new boost" to the steps taken to deal with the challenges during the Covid-19 crisis.

Modi took part in the Chauri Chaura centenary celebrations which will be celebrated in all schools across the state throughout the year from Thursday (February 4) at 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh.

The year-long celebrations will feature drawing, poster, and quiz contests as well as slogan and poetry writing, speech, and essay writing competitions.

The day marks 100 years of the 'Chauri Chaura' incident, a landmark event in the country's fight for independence. A group of freedom fighters had set ablaze a police station at Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur district of the then United Province (now Uttar Pradesh) on February 4, 1922, to protest against the high-handedness of the British regime. The incident claimed the lives of 22 policemen and three freedom fighters.

The Prime Minister also released a postal stamp dedicated to the centenary during the event. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was also present on the occasion.

(With Inputs from IANS)

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