Naveen Patnaik – Chief Minister, Odisha:
Proud moment for all of us to come together and discuss commemoration of 75 years of India’s independence.
Congratulate Government of India and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji for taking this initiative.
With the passage of time, the youth need to be reminded of the sacrifices of our forefathers in a context they can identify with, one of the ways in which this can be done is to highlight the events of our freedom struggle and develop the places linked to it.
We need to highlight significant event led by lesser known leaders as well as capture the Pan-Indian nature of the movement.
Many events that happened outside the boundaries of India need to be captured.
Our greatest tribute to the founding father of our nation will be to carry forward in letter and spirit the values and ethos of our Independence movement as enshrined in the Constitution of India.
The ideals of freedom, justice & equality which defined the freedom struggle need to be reiterated in today’s circumstances.
All efforts should be made to ensure every Indian, residing anywhere in the world, should be touched as part of the commemoration ceremonies.
Through technology and social media, this is quite possible. As quoted by Gandhiji, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”.
Service oriented activities can be part of the programme to encourage community service, especially for the youth.
PM Narendra Modi at the first meeting of committee formed by government to commemorate the 75 years of India’s Independence:
The Amrut Mahotsav could be marked on the basis of the following pillars:
Ideas at 75.
Achievements at 75.
Actions at 75.
Resolve at 75.
Sarbananda Sonowal – Chief Minister, Assam:
Accompanied AGP President Shri Atul Bora, as he filed nomination from Bokakhat LAC for Assam Elections.
With the blessings of the people, BJP & NDA partners will emerge victorious and shall continue the journey of progress led by the vision of PM Shri Narendra Modi ji.
Prakash Javadekar – Union Minister:
Sisterhood beyond Borders!
Do You Know Women Forest officers of Royal Govt. of Bhutan, are trained at Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun along with Indian Forest Service officers, furthering friendly relations between India and Bhutan
Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:
I am happy to share that Punjab Govt has decided to make travel free for women across the state in all Government buses.
We have been persistent in our efforts to empower our women and we will continue doing the same. Happy International Womens Day to everyone.
Happy with the way our 5th Budget has maintained balance between Punjab’s present needs & the needs of our future generations.
Farmers, Healthcare, Education, Women, Social Security & Development of State Infrastructure form the core pillars of the State Budget & our governance.
Our Budget aims at directly helping the Women, Elderly, Under-Privileged, & Freedom Fighters.
Which is why Social Security Pension has been doubled to Rs 1500/p.m., pension of Freedom Fighters increased to Rs 9400/p.m. & assistance under Aashirwad Scheme increased to Rs. 51,000.
Welfare of Farmers has been the spl focus of our Budget.
Rs 17051 Cr have been earmarked for development of farmers.
We will be doing a new round of Debt Waiver for farmers & landless farm workers along with launch of “Kamyaab Kisan, Khushaal Punjab” to improve farmers’ income.
Hardeep Singh Puri – Union Minister:
Delighted to flag off the inaugural Alliance Air flight between Delhi & Bareilly along with my colleague Sh Santosh Gangwar Ji & UP Minister Sh Nand Gopal Gupta Ji.
The 4 days a week flight will provide much needed air connectivity from Bareilly at an affordable fare of just ₹1954
With this UDAN flight, Bareilly becomes the 8th operational airport in Uttar Pradesh & 56th airport in the country to be made operational under UDAN.
UP is also the first state in the country to have its own Civil Aviation Policy.
In befitting tribute to Nari Shakti the Delhi-Bareilly flight was operated by an all-woman crew while women staff handled ATC, flight dispatch, security & ground operations.
Alliance Air has operated women powered flights in all four regions of the country today.
Shri Rahul Gandhi attends the Indian Youth Congress National Executive meeting and interacts with the leaders & members of the Youth Congress.INC India
Mamata Banerjee – Chief Minister, West Bengal:
On International Womens Day I want to congratulate all the women around the world.
Best wishes to my sisters (and brothers too).
Govt of West Bengal is committed to the welfare and empowerment of women
In Bengal, Swasthya Sathi cards are issued in the name of the eldest woman family member as Head of family.
Also, since 2011, more than 6.7 lakh SHGs have been formed in WB, empowering 90 lakh women
While the Centre has not yet brought the Women’s Reservation Bill in Parliament, I am proud that TMC has 41% women MPs in Lok Sabha and 31% in Rajya Sabha.
We have also reserved 50% seats in local bodies for women candidates