Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this morning, attended the virtual meeting of Utkarsh Samaroh in Bharuch. Here PM Modi along with other state leaders heard testimonies of the people on how the government’s Utkarsh Initiative has benefitted them. The initiative was carried out by the district administration for January-March 2022 period.
The Utkarsh Samaroh was organised to mark the 100%of four key state government schemes in the district, which will help provide timely financial assistance to those in need. It is belived that the four schemes have benefitted nearly 12,900 people.
PM Modi said that 100% saturation of the schemes ends appeasement politics and highlights the actual accomplishments. He added, “100% saturation of government schemes ends discrimination and need for a recommendation to get the benefits.”
Following his address, PM Modi interacted with people and heard stories on how these schemes from the government have helped them better their life. Many men and women spoke about different schemes and how they were pleased about certain decisions by the government. However, one particular testimony touched the hearts of everyone and moved PM Modi to tears.
A beneficiary, Ayub Patel, and his daughter were present at the event and narrated their emotional story. Patel said that his ability to see has decreased due to the reaction to eye drops he took while working in Saudi Arabia. Modi had asked him if he was providing education to his daughter. Patel said his three daughters are in school. Two of his elder daughters have been receiving scholarships ever since Modi became the Prime Minister. Patel said his eldest daughter is in 12th standard and wants to be a doctor.
PM Modi then spoke to his daughter and asked her why she wanted to become a doctor. “I want to be a doctor because I see the problem my father is facing, and I want to find a cure,” she said. Hearing this response, Modi chocked up and then in an emotional voice praised the attitude of the teenager. He said, “Your passion is your strength.”
PM Modi also said that his government would offer whatever help necessary for her medical education. “I will provide this help whenever needed. You have to fulfill your dreams,” he insisted.