India is moving ahead on the path of non-violence, Our National Flag is flying high for the last 75 years: Chief Minister


Jaipur, August 16. Chief Minister Mr Ashok Gehlot extending greetings to the people of the state on Independence Day said that this day reminds of the sacrifices made by the known and unknown freedom fighters in the long fight for the independence of the country. 

India has moved ahead on the path of non-violence led by the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. That is the reason India’s respect and honour have distinct uniqueness in the world. 

The Chief Minister said, “It is our biggest responsibility to maintain the identity of the country’s strong democracy. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar spoke about socialism and harmony in all religions in the democracy in the basic spirit of the Indian Constitution, which has kept us united and undivided for the last 75 years and our national flag is flying high.”

Mr Gehlot addressing the state-level function organised on the occasion of Independence Day at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium on Monday. He hoisted the flag and inspected the parade. 

The Chief Minister said, “We can never forget the sacrifices made to get freedom and to protect the Indian democracy after independence.” India has always been united because of these, while many countries split. He appealed to the people of the state that we together have to end the discrimination with tribal and dalits. The state government’s basic spirit also is to provide equal rights to all. 

The Chief Minister said that Rajasthan has become a leading state in health services by providing free medical facilities to every person. Free OPD, IPD and facility of free tests are being provided in Mukhyamantri Chiranjeevi Swasthya Bima Yojana. The government is even bearing the cost of organ transplants. He said that the Central Government too must provide free medical facilities to the people of the country by adopting the Rajasthan Model. 

Mr Gehlot said that Rajasthan is setting new records in the field of Education. As the result, today more girls are taking admissions in higher education compared to boys. The unique experiment has been done by opening Mahatma Gandhi Government English Medium Schools in the state. Children here are learning to read, write and speak English from primary. The government will soon give smartphones to 1.33 crore women through which they can know about the government schemes and their children can also study online.

The Chief Minister said that Rajasthan at present is moving ahead in every field. Social security for every resident of the state is our main goal. At present, around 1 crore people are getting pensions. Starting public welfare schemes, expansion and development are being done in health, education, drinking water, electricity, social security and basic infrastructure. 

Mr Gehlot called upon the youth to fulfil with determination the dreams that they have dreamt for this nation and humanity. The government is working as per the feelings of the youth. The next budget of the state will be dedicated to youth and students. He said that all getting united will have to play their role in the progress of the state keeping aside the castes and religions. 

The Chief Minister said that basic infra facilities are being created in health sector. Medical Colleges are being run in 30 districts of the state. Primary and Community health centres in the state have been expanded and a network of roads has been laid. The facility of home delivery of rations to disabled and senior citizens, e-mitra at home has been started as a pilot project in Jaipur and Jodhpur. He said that the dream of the refinery in the state is being fulfilled. The Centre should announce Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project (ERCP) as the national project to provide water to 13 districts of the state so that sufficient water is available for drinking and irrigation. 

Mr Gehlot said the state government has given government jobs to 1.29 lakh youth, while 1 lakh jobs are in process, in which examination, interviews and other processes are on. At the same time, 1 lakh jobs will be given in the coming times. It is happening for the first time in the history of Rajasthan. He said that RIICO is developing industrial areas in every block and local youth will get employment.

The Chief Minister said that the government is committed to the upliftment of every section. The electricity bill of 45 lakh consumers has become zero. Rajasthan has become the first state in the entire country to present a separate agriculture budget in the 2022-23 budget. The all-round development of farmers is being done through mission mode in the agriculture budget. 

Mr Gehlot said that foreign companies are very excited to invest in the state. Invest Rajasthan will be organised in October, for which MoUs of Rs 10 lakh crore have already been signed. Shri Gehlot in his address thanked the people of the state for their help during the corona period. On this occasion, he also read out some parts of the Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru’s address to the nation at midnight of August 14, 1947. 

He said that all public representatives, officers-employees and the general public on the occasion of Independence Day should take an oath to behave as per the basic spirit of the Constitution and abide by the duties specified in the Constitution.