There is a rising spirit of self-confidence in India and we are seeing glimpses of this at Tokyo2020, where our athletes are putting up spirited performances and making 130 crore Indians proud.PM Narendra Modi
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports:
Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Singh Thakur today felicitated ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu upon her return home after becoming the first Indian woman to win two Olympic Games medals, after she claimed bronze with a straight games victory over He Bing Jiao in Tokyo2020.
In felicitating Sindhu and her coach Park Tae Sang at a warm ceremony, Shri Thakur was joined by Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman; Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and Development of North-Eastern Region Shri G Kishan Reddy and Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Nisith Pramanik, Secretary Sports, Shri Ravi Mittal and senior officers of the Sports Ministry.
Sindhu’s parents P Vijaya and PV Ramana travelled from Hyderabad to be part of the programme.
Members of Parliament Shri Shyam Bapu Rao, Shri Bandi Sanjay Kumar, Shri Arvind Dharmapuri and Shri TG Venkatesh also graced the event.
Speaking at the event, Shri Thakur said, “PV Sindhu is amongst India’s greatest Olympians. She is India’s icon, inspiration and has caught the imagination of every Indian who dreams of playing for the country. Her incredible achievement – that of winning two Olympic medals in two consecutive Olympic Games will inspire a generation of budding athletes. Her success shows how the Target Olympic Podium scheme of the government has nurtured our Olympic hopefuls towards a podium finish.
Just before setting off for Tokyo Olympics, she had an interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and right after her victory he was the first person to call her and congratulate her. The nation of 130 crore Indians is thrilled by her smashing performance!”
A visibly elated Sindhu said, “ I would like to thank each one of my fans because of the support and though we played without fans in the stadium, but I am sure billions have supported me from India and this success is the result of their wishes.
I would like to thank my parents for their constant support and scarifies and my coach for working with me and making this dream come true.”she said.
Addressing on the occasion, Smt Nirmala
Sitharaman said that Sindhu is a great sportsperson and she has repeatedly proved herself so.
What has contributed to her success are meticulous preparation, world class training facilities at Gadchibowli, a great coach, family support and Sindhu’s own perseverance, grit and excellence in the field of play.”
It’s a day when all Indians can derive absolute inspiration and motivation, ” she said. She further added “What an inspiration, what a motivation she will be for generations to come.”
Speaking at the occasion Shri Reddy said, “P.V Sindhu’s podium finish at the Tokyo Olympic Games is a story of many firsts – She is the first Indian woman to win 2 Olympic medals and the only Indian to win medals in 2 consecutive Olympic Games. Behind these statistics is a lifetime of passion, grit and sacrifices.
Early morning practices and late-night workouts were her “new normal” for many years.
As a Telugu, seeing a Telugu bidda and a Hyderabadi achieve this fills my heart with pride.
Further, Sindhu’s success will inspire not just 65 lakh Hyderabadis or 6.5 crore Telugus or 65 crore Indian women and girls but the whole of India. I congratulate her once again on this spectacular achievement.”
Speaking at the event Shri. Pramanik said, “Kudos to PV Sindhu for creating history by becoming the 1st Indian Woman to clinch her 2nd consecutive Olympic Medal. Her dedication, sincerity, humility and sporting spirit will continue to be an inspiration for all. India is proud of you”.
The Government funded Sindhu to the tune of nearly Rs 4 crore in the last Olympic cycle, including travel to 52 international tournaments besides training camps in Hyderabad.
Besides, in collaboration with Telangana Government, it facilitated her training in the Gachibowli Stadium ahead of the Olympic Games.
Sindhu is the second Indian athlete to return home with a medal from Tokyo2020 after weightlifter Mirabai Chanu who won the 49kg class silver on July 24.
Boxer LovlinaBorgohain, who is assured of a 69 kg class medal, will compete in the semifinal against BusenazSurmeneli (Turkey) on Wednesday.
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways:
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari met a delegation of CEOs from Society of India Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) comprising of Private, Commercial and Two-Wheeler Automobile Manufacturers.
The delegation presented an update of the Auto Industry’s status and requested for Deferment of emission-based regulations such as BS-6 phase 2, CAFÈ Phase 2 among others such as OBD regulations for Two-Wheelers.
Shri Gadkari emphasized on the need for a quick roll-out of Flex-Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) capable of running on 100% ethanol and gasoline into the Indian auto market within a year’s time, vis-à-vis successful available technologies in Brazil and USA
The Minister congratulated the OEMs performing well on the front of vehicle-engineering and has appealed all Private Vehicle Manufacturers to compulsorily provide a minimum of 6 Airbags across all variants and segments of the vehicle, in the interest of passenger safety.
The requests of SIAM are currently under consideration and a follow-up meeting may be organised within a fortnight.
Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
SAD-BSP alliance announces the roadmap for the welfare of every segment of Punjab.
Empowering Women: Taking a step towards empowering our daughters, we will give 50 percent reservation to women in govt jobs.
All woman heads of Blue Card holder families will receive an honorary allowance of Rs 2000 per month under ‘Mata Khivi Ji Rasoi Seva Scheme’
We will give free electricity up to 400 units for domestic use, while Blue Card holding families will be exempted from paying arrears.
Medium & small industries will get power at Rs 5/unit. We will waive off transmission charges for solar energy for large units.
We will ensure health insurance coverage expenses of medicines, medical tests and surgery up to Rs 10 lakh.
For public convenience, all govt offices will be digitised. Service centres will be established to provide certificates and records under one roof
The 3 farm laws will be repealed in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, securing MSP for fruits, vegetables and milk.
We will reduce the price of diesel for agriculture purpose by Rs 10 to provide relief to ailing farmers.
We will provide 1 lac govt jobs & 10 lakh jobs in the private sector with 75% reservation for Punjab youth.
Students will get cards to avail of interest-free loan up to Rs 10 lacs.
Medical colleges will be set up in every district with 33% seats for govt school students
Shashi Tharoor – MP, Congress leader:
- Kerala has 20,000+ daily cases.
- Initial success in curbing Covid means that fewer people have antibodies, 43% vs 68% nationally.
- The Centre must assist with more vaccines: we should vaccinate 10m ppl across age groups before Onam to reduce high-risk cases & healthcare burdens.
- I appeal to the Union Govt to provide additional doses of vaccine to Kerala State to make the target of 10 million people possible before Onam.
- Otherwise India’s largest Covid caseload could become even larger & spark a national crisis.
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution:
The Union Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today informed that the warehouses owned/hired by Food Corporation of India (FCI) are used for storing wheat, rice and paddy and they are not product specific.
However, silos are product specific for wheat and rice. For development of silos, Government of India has made an Action Plan for construction of steel silos on PPP (Public Private Partnership) mode in the country.
Till date Silos with capacity of 29.75 LMT at various locations throughout country have been awarded. Out of which a capacity of 10.625 LMT is complete and remaining is under various stages of development.
Further, High Level Committee (HLC) in its Meeting dated 16.07.2021 has recommended total 249 locations with capacity of 108.375 LMT under Hub & Spoke mode across the country.
In addition, in 2007-09, silos at 7 locations with capacity of 5.50 LMT were constructed under circuit base model, for bulk storage of wheat.
As silos are constructed under PPP mode, no funds are sanctioned for the purpose in the State of Gujarat.
Dharmendra Pradhan – Union Minister for Education:
- It is always refreshing and a delightful experience to meet young minds.
- Had the pleasure of interacting with Hiteshwar Sharma, one of India’s CBSE Class XII toppers. Was impressed with his focus, ideas and will to excel.
- Also, a topper of Class X board examinations, he fondly remembered his interactions with PM Narendra Modi ji at the Pariksha Pe Charcha event held on June, 2021 and how overwhelmingly motivating it was for him.
- I wish this bright mind all the success in the world. Young, focused thinkers like Hiteshwar are the backbone of a 21st-century Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
Ministry of Home Affairs:
The Govt. Of Uttar Pradesh has sent a proposal for renaming “Jhansi Railway Station” as “Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station” in District-Jhansi.
As per laid down procedure, the comments/views of agencies concerned have been sought.
Further action will be taken after the comments/views are received from all the agencies concerned.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.
Dinesh Gundu Rao – Congress leader:
- Inspected the Multi Level Car Park near Freedom Park with BBMP Commissioner in my constituency.
- It’s almost ready for public use.
- We’ve fixed September 15th as a tentative date for its inauguration.