Digi-dhan to Fight the Menace of Corruption: Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi being seen off on his departure from Nagpur, Maharashtra on April 14, 2017
Narendra Modi being seen off on his departure from Nagpur, Maharashtra on April 14, 2017

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today visited Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur, where he paid floral tributes to Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar on the occasion of his birth anniversary.

Modi visited Koradi Thermal Power Station, where he unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration. He also visited the Operations Control Room of the Power Station.

At the Mankapur Indoor Sports Complex, he unveiled digital plaques to mark the laying of foundation stones for IIIT, IIM, and AIIMS at Nagpur.

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The Prime Minister released a commemorative postage stamp on Deekshabhoomi of Dr. Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. He presented awards to winners of the Mega Draw under Lucky Grahak Yojana and Digi-dhan Vyapar Yojana.

Modi said that the BHIM App is positively impacting several lives across the nation. He said that the Digi-dhan movement is also a cleansing mission to fight the menace of corruption.

The Prime Minister launched BHIM Aadhaar – a cashless payment mode based on biometric identification of thumb print.

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Speaking on the occasion, Modi said he was delighted to be in Nagpur on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti. He said he was honoured to have got the opportunity to pray at Deekshabhoomi.

He said that Dr. Ambedkar did not have even a trace of bitterness or revenge in him. He added that this was Babasaheb Ambedkar’s speciality.

In the context of the Koradi Power Station, the Prime Minister said that the energy sector is of great importance in the 21st century. He said the government is devoting significant effort to the renewable energy sector.

Recalling the sacrifices made by people so that India could attain freedom, the Prime Minister asserted that all Indians must have their own house, equipped with electricity, water and other basic facilities.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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