Govt will build 1.5 lakh Health & Welfare Centres across districts: PM Modi

Govt will build 1.5 lakh Health & Welfare Centres across districts: PM Modi

He also inaugurated a new rail line and a passenger train between Gudum and Bhanupratapur, bringing north Bastar region on railways' map.

The PM also launched the Van Dhan Yojana which aims at empowering tribal communities. He also appealed to the people from the backward districts to join a mass movement with a different approach leveraging information technology for transformation.

Modi said the Dalit icon was instrumental in getting people from backward classes their rights.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke his long silence over the rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua January this year, saying "no culprit will be spared" and that "our daughters will definitely get justice".

"The PM will address a public gathering at Jangla and then proceed to Jagdalpur from where he will leave by an Air Force plane for New Delhi at around 4pm", the official said. "Bijapur excelled and so we chose to launch the ambitious health scheme from here on Ambedkar Jayanti", Modi said during his hour-long speech and hoped what Bijapur can achieve in 100 days the remaining aspirational districts can also do so.

PM Modi had arrived at Lok Kalyan Marg metro station, and traveled via metro to 26, Alipur Road, where he dedicated Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial to the nation.

"Today is very important day for Indians". "I have come here to say that the Centre supports your dreams, aspirations and expectations". Modi is the first Prime Minister to visit the district.

"I would like to tell the youth on the path of violence that the Constitution takes care of your rights". Referring to the far-reaching decisions taken by Ambedkar, especially for women and the poor, Kovind said it was Ambedkar who pushed for the rights of women in property and universal suffrage among other progressive legislations. If you read their names, surnames, you will understand who they are. This is an insult to their sacrifice, Modi said.