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PM Modi shows immense endurance by attending programmes in Bengal inspite of his mother’s death

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set an example of extreme  ‘kartavya’ (responsibility). He lost his mother, Heeraba on Friday early morning. She had been ailing for sometime and was admitted in  UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre. Death came around 3:30 am. Heeraba or Heeraben turned 100 recently. Though, Prime Minister could not be in Kolkata physically to attend the programmes, but he did attend the programmes via video conferencing.

PM Modi was scheduled to visit West Bengal to launch a slew of developmental projects –  flagging off the Vande Bharat train, attend Namami Gange programme apart from attending a few party related programmes. Prime Minister had to cancel his visit owing to the unprecedented development and rush to Gujarat for the last rites.

PM Modi reached Gujarat and attended the last rites at Hindu Crematorium, Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat alongwith his family members. Immediately, after the ‘mukhagni’ (last rites ritual), he attended the scheduled programmes in Kolkata via video conferencing. He just once said, “Due to personal reason, I could not visit West Bengal…I apologize for not being able to keep my word…”. He did not for once did any rhetoric or squeezed emotions. He launched the Vande Bharat train that will ply between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri (NJP). Also, the metro rail connectivity between Howrah and Joka. The Prime Minister also attended a programme on Namami Gange.

Well, it’s not easy to be nerve strong especially when someone loses their parents with whom they share a close bonding. During post Godhra riots, then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpayee told him, “first go and follow the raj dharam”. Today, Narendra Modi who is first a son, followed his responcibility that he owes towards the country as a Prime Minister. It’s not so easy to be this nerve strong as one needs immense endurance and penance… It’s not so easy … Commendable indeed! 

This is an old story I did in 2019 when PM Modi took oath as Prime Minister of India. The photograph showing Heeraba watching her son taking oath went viral on social media platforms. 

Indeed, a proud moment for any mother and rare moment for any mother also as all sons doesn’t become prime minister of a country. The frame in itself speak volumes which have emotions, sentiments and endless happiness.

Diplomacy will end Russia-Ukraine conflict, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Indonesia on Monday to attend the Group 20 (G20) Summit at Bali, Indonesia. He received a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora at the airport . The people from the Indian community sang “chithi aayee hai…” the Hindi song from film Naam (1986).

Ahead of his visit to G20 Summit, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had issued a statement, “PM Modi will have extensive discussions with other G20 leaders on key issues of global concern, such as reviving global growth, food & energy security, environment, health, and digital transformation.” He will participate in three key sessions dealing with health, digital transformation and food and energy security.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo opened the G20 Summit on Tuesday with leaders expected to pile pressure on member Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. In his opening remarks, PM Modi said, “I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had an interaction with all the world leaders. He was seen sharing lighter moments with Joe Biden, President of United States of America. PM Modi also had a talk with his British counterpart, Rishi Sunak.

“The Summit will witness extensive deliberations on ways to overcome important global challenges. It will also focus on ways to further sustainable development across our planet,” the Prime Minister’s Office had tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cautioned the G-20 leaders that today’s fertiliser shortage could become tomorrow’s food crisis as he strongly pitched for maintaining a “stable” supply chain for both manure and food grains.

During the summit, PM Modi will also takeover the G20 presidency from Indonesia. The logo, theme and website of the India G20 presidency were unveiled last week by him during a virtual briefing.

Let’s take a glance at some of the salient features of G20 Summit from Indian perspective:

The solution to the ongoing conflict in Russia and Ukraine.

India will highlight India’s achievements, and our unwavering commitment to collectively address global challenges.

Highlight how India ensured food security for its 1.3 billion citizens during the COVID pandemic while supplying food grains to many countries.

The current shortage of fertilizers in terms of food security is also a huge crisis.

G20 Summit: PM Modi and PM Sunak meet for first time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is in Bali, Indonesia for the G20 Summit had a meeting with United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

Both the statesmen discussed important issues relating to world politics including the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Taking to Twitter, PMO India stated: “Prime Ministers @narendramodi and @RishiSunak in conversation during the first day of the @g20org Summit in Bali.”

Among those attending the summit are Chinese President Xi Jinping, US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

On Monday, PM Modi who is in Bali to take part in the G20 summit, was greeted by a swarm of Indians when he landed for the G20 meetings. Modi had received a traditional and colourful welcome upon his arrival at the airport. Later, he said that he looks forward to having discussions with world leaders on the global issues during his visit.

G20 countries comprise of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Türkiye, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union.

SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital status for Varanasi

A big feather in the cap of India as Varanasi was declared the first-ever Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Tourism and Cultural Capital for 2022-2023. However, there can be questions why Varanasi? Is it because the city also happens to be the Parliamentarian constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Could be but there can be no two views to the fact that Varanasi also be one of the oldest cities that can boast of its legacy into art, culture, music, apart from rich vedic tradition.

The announcement was made at the 22nd Meeting of SCO summit at Uzbekistan’s Samarkand on Friday, a day before the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Immediately, after the announcement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) posted, “The nomination of Varanasi as the first ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital will promote tourism, cultural and humanitarian exchanges between India and the SCO member Countries. It also underlines India’s ancient civilizational links with Member States of SCO, especially the Central Asian Republics”.

The MEA said, under this cultural outreach programme several events are lined in Varanasi. Guests will be invited from the SCO member states to participate in these events. These events are expected to attract Indologists, scholars, authors, musicians and artists, photojournalists, travel bloggers and other invited guests.

Notably, the regulations for the nomination of the SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital were adopted at the Dushanbe SCO Summit in 2021 with an aim to promote cooperation between the SCO Member States in the field of culture and tourism.

PM Modi shares memories of meeting Queen Elizabeth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences to the Royal family of Britain. The Prime Minister has recalled his meetings with Queen Elizabeth at the Buckingham Palace.

In his tweet, the Prime Minister has mentioned Queen Elizabeth showing him the handkerchief that Mahatma Gandhi gifted her on her wedding.

PM Modi tweets:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets to express tributes to Queen Elizabeth II.

Thank you PM Modi for installing Netaji Bose’s statue at India Gate

Opposition has accused the Modi government of playing politics and trying to show strength and power. Well, changing names is nothing new, it has been a common practice among the politicians in power to exhibit their power.

Without going into any political controversy, I feel Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government deserves all the kudos for showing genuine respect for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Neither Congress nor non-Congress goverments those came into power after Rajiv Gandhi’s death cared to install Netaj Bose’s statue. Though, they all had it in their manifesto. So, it’s Narendra Modi and his government who had been taking initiatives to install the statue at India Gate.

Needless to mention the most befitting statue as Netaji Bose was the first Prime Minister of Azad Hind Fauj and wanted to hoist the national flag at the ramparts of Red Fort. He also gave the clarion call, “Chalo Dilli”. The famous Indian National Army (INA) song, ‘Hum Dehli Delhi jayenge… apna hind baneyenge… Subhash ka kehna manna hai … aab Dehli Chalke rehnaa hai…’ was penned and sang by Captain Ram Singh Thakur who sand all the INA songs.

Earlier, on January 23, 2022, during an event at the India Gate, Prime Minister Modi had unveiled a hologram of Netaji Bose and placed under the canopy at the India Gate. It was placed as a substitute to the statue which will be placed today in the evening. The hologram was badly damaged due to a devastating storm and downpour that lashed the capital few days after the event compelling the government to remove the hologram.

On September 8, 2022, today, the Prime Minister unveiled the statue of Netaji Bose and said, “Netaji was deprived of what he deserved. The previous governments did nothing to honour the brave son of the motherland”. PM Modi said he drives inspiration from Netaji Bose and regard it’s his as well as country’s responsibility to honour this great man. Referring to renaming of Kartavya Path, PM Modi said it will inspire people and remind them of their duties towards the country.

Mamata Banerjee terms ED probe vindictive, still eyes PM’s chair; are people fool?

Perhaps, the only option left now for Trinamool Supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to fulfill her aspirations of becoming Prime Minister ahead of 2024 General Elections is to find alliance with neighbouring Bihar and Jharkhand. On Thursday, Banerjee said, she will join hands with these states to oust Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from power in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

“I, Nitish Kumar, Hemant Soren and many others will come together in 2024. All opposition parties will join hands to defeat the BJP. All of us will be on one side and the BJP on the other. The BJP’s arrogance of 300 seats will be its nemesis. There will be Khela Hobe’ in 2024”, said Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee has herself ruined her position. She may try to show that Partha Chatterjee, Anubrata mandol, and likes will not oput any dent on the vote bank of the party but fact is people in the state (barring the ‘bhakts’) are quite apprehensive of her winning. Bengalies who had elected her to power in 2011, are already cursing themselves, “khub bhul korechi aamraa Trinamool ke ene, bujhte parini je era eram korbe…” (We are really repenting for bringing Trinamool to power, honestly, we did not understand that they would play this game with us…) said, a co-passenger on auto enrouted to Behala from Rashbihari Avenue in Kolkata on the condition of anonymity.

If this was not enough then a shopkeeper in Gariahat, Kolkata said, “aamraa lal r shomai onek bhaalo chilam, Trinamool amader kono bhaalo koreni. ja ja bolechilo ekta kothao rakheni… eder shobtai mithey r opor dariye…” (We were good still during the CPI(M) era as Trinamool said a lot but did not keep a single word. They rest on lies …).

This is not alien, you talk to anybody across Bengal and they will share their plight. The problem is Banerjee has time to hold Press conferences, events, jalsa but hardly finds time anymore to reach out to the masses. This is why people are drifting apart from her.

Pity! Even after the shameful revelation that her her close confidant Partha Chatterjee had not only allegedly did money laundering but had gifted to his numerous girlfriends, spoecial being Arpita Mukherjee. Her “Keshta’ (Krishna), Anubarata Mandol too stands exposed. What does Banerjee think? People in Bengal are fool. She must remember that if people in the state could elect her to power then they can also throw her party out of power. The biggest example was Nandigram where she boasted of winning the seat against Suvendu Adhikari but had lost the elections and had to seek re polling from her jome turf Bhawanipore.

Enough to make people understand the charisma Banerjee had is gone and people are in nomood to beleive in her blind folded, the fall of Trinamool is evident… and this no “choto ghotona” (small incident), “sajano ghotona” (concocted incident).

Salient features of Central Vista Avenue – A glance

The Central Vista Avenue is going to change the major landmark that adorns  Lutyens Delhi – The Rajpath. Earlier Kingsway, the stretch between Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate will be now known as Kartavya Marg. This stretch of road houses important government offices and installations including Parliament House, different bhawans housing respective ministries.

The Delhi State Environment Impact Assessment Authority recently granted environmental clearance to the proposal for the construction of the ‘Executive Enclave’ which will house the new Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Secretariat.

Take a glance at the salient features of the Central Vista Avenue. Why and what makes this stretch significant:

(1) The 16.5 kelometre stretch has been decorated with lush lawns, the red granite walkways, refurbished canals, repaired and polished facades, public amenities, and specially created improved signages will attract the visitors.

(2) One of major attractions will be the low-level bridges over the refurbished water channels have been developed that would offer a memorable walk. Apart from that there are amphitheater and 16 food stalls have been installed. More states are willing to open food stalls.

(3) The stretch will offer a space to accommodate approximately 1,000 cars. Those on foot can avail off the state-of-the-art four pedestrian underpasses.

(4) Several sustainability features – solid waste management, recycling of used water, rainwater harvesting, and energy-efficient lighting systems.

(5) The new stretch will have new exhibition panels, and upgraded night lighting that will make the visit memorable. Apart from that, this place has been done up in such a way that tourists will find another attractive destination.

Many more features that will make the visit memorable…

To read more please click on : https://nonsensetalk.news/2022/09/08/delhis-landmark-changing-kartavya-path-replaces-iconic-rajpath-read-for-details/

Bangladesh PM Hasina thanks PM Modi, read why

A day before Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who will be on official visit to India from September 5th to 8th in an interview recalled her relationship with India. From the dark and horrifying days in 1971, and 1975 to how India had helped Bangladesh students during rescue operation in Ukraine.

The Bangladesh Prime Minister said, “I express my thanks to Prime Minister that during this war between Russia and Ukraine, many of our students were just stuck, and they came to Poland for shelter. But when you evacuated Indian students, you also brought our students back home. You have shown a clearly friendly gesture. I thank Prime Minister (Modi) for this initiative,” Prime Minister Hasina said.

Haseena also thanked India forits support during the COVID pandemic,

I really thank Prime Minister Modi for this initiative, and that way contributed vaccines to not only Bangladesh, also some south Asian countries, and it’s really very, very helpful. And it’s a really prudent initiative he has taken. Besides that, we bought vaccines with our own money, and also many other countries also contributed,” she said.

Prime Minister Hasina said, “Usually, locals in our country, especially the village level, even in some towns also, are reluctant to take vaccine. They don’t want to take the pinch of needle but we have to pursue them. We told them that this is nothing, but it will save your life. So that way we engaged everybody, so that they make people… so it was really very good initiative, this Vaccine Maitri itself… very good initiative. I really support”.

Bangladesh has administered COVID vaccines to 90 per cent of its population, informed said Prime Minister Hasina.