Thank PM Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia for receiving me today: Dr S Jaishankar

Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister :

A warm and productive meeting with FM Ararat Mirzoyan of Armenia today. Discussed a roadmap to take our bilateral cooperation forward. Agreed on enhancing our trade, education and cultural exchanges.

Recognised our shared interests in strengthening connectivity, including the International North South Transport corridor. Briefed each other on our respective regional developments. India supports the OSCE Minsk process.

Will cooperate closely in international organisations and multilateral forums.

Pleasure to meet President Alensi Monyan of the National Assembly of Armenia. Discussed the importance of nurturing the bonds between our two parliamentary democracies. Spoke about bringing our people closer together through greater cooperation in different domains.

Appreciated the President’s perspective on regional and international issues of shared interest.

Paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at his statue in Yerevan. Thank FM Ararat Mirzoyan for joining me on this occasion. Together, we planted a tree of friendship.

Wonderful to see Indian students and Armenian friends of India in Yerevan. Appreciate the efforts made by the Government of Armenia for the welfare of our students.

Thank PM Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia for receiving me today. Conveyed greetings of PM Narendra Modi. Meeting brought out the many convergences and shared outlook of our two countries. We agreed to develop a broad agenda of practical cooperation that is to our mutual benefit.



A must watch video on how PM Gati Shakti will bring a transformative change in our infra creation efforts: PM Narendra Modi

A must watch video on how PM Gati Shakti will bring a transformative change in our infra creation efforts, especially in breaking silos and bringing synergy.

PM NARENDRA MODI

Dr Subramanian Swamy on his 2nd Day in Colombo visited the newly renovated 100 years old Mayurapathy Sri Bathrakali Amman Temple: Jagdish Shetty

Dr Subramanian Swamy on his 2nd Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, today morning visited the newly renovated 100 years old Mayurapathy Sri Bathrakali Amman Kovil-Temple!

Hindu Devotees & Trustees were happy that a Hindu Leader from India was visiting the Temple during holy days of Navaratri

Jagdish Shetty – Natl Gen Sec VHS:

Now is the time for.. : PM Narendra Modi

We always heard – Work in Progress.

This became synonymous with red-tapism, delays and ineffective governance.

Now is the time for:

Will for progress.

Work for progress.

Wealth for progress.

Plan for progress.

Preference for progress.

PM Narendra Modi

People of India, Indian industry, Indian business, Indian manufacturers, Indian farmers are at the centre of this great campaign of Gati Shakti: PM Narendra Modi

  • Prime Minister launches PM Gati Shakti

  • PM also inaugurates the New Exhibition Complex at Pragati Maidan

  • “With the resolve of Aatmnirbhar Bharat, the foundation of India for the next 25 years is being laid”

  • “People of India, Indian industry, Indian business, Indian manufacturers, Indian farmers are at the centre of this great campaign of Gati Shakti”

  • “We have not only developed a work culture of completing the projects in time but efforts are to complete the projects ahead of time”

  • “With the whole-of-government approach, the collective power of the government is being channelled into fulfilling the schemes”

  • “Gati Shakti is an extension of holistic governance”

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity here today.

He also inaugurated the New Exhibition Complex at Pragati Maidan.

Union Ministers, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia and Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Shri R K Singh, Chiefs Minister, Lieutenant Governors, State Ministers eminent industrialists were present on the occasion.

From Industry, Shri Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman Aditya Birla Group; Ms Malika Srinivasan, CMD Tractors and Farm Equipments; Shri TV Narendran, CEO, MD, Tata Steel and President CII and Shri Deepak Garg, Co-founder Rivigo expressed their views on the occasion. 

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister noted the auspicious day of Ashtami, the day of worshiping Shakti and said that on this auspicious occasion, speed of nation’s progress is also getting new Shakti.

He said that with the resolve of aatmnirbhar Bharat, the foundation of India for the next 25 years is being laid today. PM Gati Shakti National Master plan will take the confidence of India to the pledge of aatmnirbharta.

“This Masterplan will give impetus (Gati Shakti)  to 21st century India,” the Prime Minister said. 

The Prime Minister stressed that the people of India, Indian industry, Indian business, Indian manufacturers, Indian farmers are at the center of this great campaign of Gati Shakti.

It will give new energy to the present and future generations of India to build the India of the 21st century and will remove the obstacles in their path.

The Prime Minister said that over the years, the signage ‘work in progress’ became the symbol of lack of trust, He said progress requires speed, eagerness and collective efforts. Today’s, 21st century India, he said,  is leaving behind old systems and practices. 

“ Today’s mantra is –

‘Work For Progress’

Wealth for Progress.

Plan for progress.

Preference for progress.

We have not only developed a work culture of completing the projects within the stipulated time frame but efforts are now being made to complete the projects ahead of time”, he added.

The Prime Minister lamented the fact that the subject of infrastructure in our country has not been a priority for most political parties. This is not even visible in their manifesto. Now the situation has come that some political parties have started criticizing the construction of necessary infrastructure for the country, the Prime Minister said.

This despite the fact that it is globally accepted that the creation of quality infrastructure for Sustainable Development is a proven way, which gives rise to many economic activities and creates employment on a large scale, the Prime Minister pointed out.

The Prime Minister said that due to the wide gap between macro planning and micro implementation problems of lack of coordination, lack of advance information, thinking and working in silos are leading to hampered construction and wastage of budget.  Shakti gets divided instead of getting multiplied or enhanced, he said. PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan will address this as working on the basis of the master plan will lead to optimum utilisation of resources. 

He recalled 2014 when he took over as Prime Minister when he reviewed hundreds of stuck projects and put all projects on a single platform and tried to remove hurdles. He expressed satisfaction that now the focus is on avoiding delays due to lack of coordination.  The Prime Minister said now with the whole of government approach, the collective power of the government is being channelled into fulfilling the schemes. Because of this, many unfinished projects are being completed for decades now, he said.

The Prime Minister remarked that the PM Gati Shakti Master Plan not only brings together the government process and its various stakeholders but also helps to integrate different modes of transportation. “This is an extension of holistic governance”, he said.

The Prime Minister elaborated upon the steps taken to increase the speed of infrastructure development in India. He said that the first interstate natural gas pipeline in India was commissioned in 1987. After this, till 2014, i.e. in 27 years, a 15,000 km long natural gas pipeline was built.

Today, work is going on for a more than 16,000 km long gas pipeline across the country. He added that this work is targeted to be completed in the next 5-6 years. 

The Prime Minister said in the 5 years before 2014, only 1900 km of railway lines underwent doubling. In the last 7 years, more than 9 thousand kilometres of railway lines have been doubled.

In the 5 years before 2014, only 3000 km of railways were electrified. In the last 7 years, more than 24000 kilometres of railway tracks have been electrified, Shri Modi informed.

The Prime Minister said before 2014, the metro rail was running on only about 250 km of track. Today the metro has been expanded up to 700 km and work is going on in the 1000 km new metro route.

In the five years before 2014, only 60 panchayats could be connected with optical fibre. In the last 7 years, we have connected more than 1.5 lakh gram panchayats with optical fibre.

The Prime Minister said in order to increase the income of the farmers and fishermen of the country, the infrastructure related to processing is also being expanded rapidly.

In 2014, there were only 2 Mega Food Parks in the country. Today 19 Mega Food Parks are functioning in the country. Now the target is to take their number to more than 40.

There were just 5 waterways in 2014, today India has 13 functional waterways. Turnaround time of the vessels at the ports has come down to 27 hours from 41 hours in 2014.

He said that the country has realised the pledge of One Nation One Grid. Today India has 4.25 lakh circuit kilometre power transmission lines compared to 3 lakh circuit kilometers in 2014. 

The Prime Minister expressed the hope that with the development of quality infrastructure,

India can realize the dream of becoming the business capital of … He said our goals are extraordinary and will require extraordinary efforts. In realizing these goals, PM Gati Shakti will be the most helpful factor. Just as JAM (Jan Dhan, Aadhar, Mobile) trinity revolutionized the access of government facilities to the people , PM Gati Shakti will do the same for the field of Infrastructure,  he added. 

PM Modi launches Gati Shakti National Master Plan

PM Narendra Modi unveils the ‘PM Gati Shakti’ – a National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi today.

The project will incorporate infrastructure schemes of various Ministries & State Governments designed & executed with a common vision.

Dr Subramanian Swamy participated in the Navaratri Celebrations organised by Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa: Jagdish Shetty

Jagdish Shetty – Natl’ Gen Sec, VHS:

Dr Subramanian Swamy participated in the Navaratri Celebrations organised by Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa at his Official PM Residence Temple Tree in Colombo today (12.10.21) evening & addressed the gathering.

Cassilingam G, Senthil Thondaman, Jeevan Thondaman, Douglas Devananda Minister & others were present

After more than 3.5 yrs of wait Judiciary will name the main culprits in the multi-crore Drug racket: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu – President, Punjab Congress:

STF report on multi-crore Drug racket linked to Majithia will be opened today by Hon’ble High Court.

After more than 3.5 yrs of wait Judiciary will name the main culprits

A Priority among High Command’s 18 Point Agenda yet Mothers of Punjab are still awaiting action by the State

Goa: A splendid beginning to the Congress’ election campaign – P Chidambaram

P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:

Delighted that the senior statesman Shri Pratapsingh Rane has graciously agreed to inaugurate the Goa PCC’s new ELECTION OFFICE at 11 am on Thursday, the 14th October at Panaji.

It is a splendid beginning to the Congress’ election campaign.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Curiosity is the beginning of the mind, Wonder is the end of the mind:
SriSri

Pic Credit:SriSri