Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the ‘Ekal Abhiyan’ proved that service was not the medium of any trade but a part of series of programmes to present the experiences of our conscience, retrieved from Sanatan tradition, to the world through our values.
He said that the campaign, which was launched by Ashok Singhal, had today crossed the one lakh-mark and it was working selflessly to spread education as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The chief minister said this at the inaugural ceremony of Parivartan Kumbh organised by Ekal Abhiyan in Lucknow.
Yogi said that when the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh pracharaks go to every nook and corner of the country and dedicate everything to the motherland, they rise above themselves and their family to serve the nation.
“This spirit takes such campaigns to new heights,” he said.
The chief minister said that if the pace of facilities provided in the last five years had been in place since 1947, today everyone would have got the benefits of government schemes. “But this did not happen,” he said.
In the last five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has provided the facility of housing to 2.5 crore poor, free electricity connections to 4 crore poor families, free cooking gas connections to 8 crore poor families, toilets to 10.5 crore poor families, Rs 6,000 per annum to 12.5 crore poor farmers through Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, financial support to 15 crore youth every year, linked 46 crore poor families with banking facilities, and provided free health insurance cover of upto Rs 5 lakh to 50 crore poor families.
The chief minister said that after 70 years of Independence, a total of 12 medical colleges were built in the state while the present UP government was constructing 28 new medical colleges. “This is a change. At the government level, comprehensive programmes are being run for the betterment of Uttar Pradesh. ‘School Chalo Abhiyan’ is one such major campaigns of UP.” he added.
“We have sent 50 lakh children to school in Uttar Pradesh in the last three years. A total of 1.80 crore children are studying in schools of Basic Shiksha Parishad. The curriculum of the Basic Shiksha Parishad has been made on the lines of NCERT,” he said.
The government has taken measures to ensure that no teacher takes the support of a proxy teacher. The photograph of the appointed teacher has also been put up in the schools so that children recognise their teacher. To ensure the presence of teachers in schools, we have connected 1.58 lakh schools with Prerna App,” the chief minister said.
Yogi said the path was being paved for the construction of Lord Ram’s temple in Ayodhya. “All obstacles have been removed and now this work will be done on a war footing. The construction of Lord Ram’s temple is also a work of recognising the faith of the country as well as the tribal life,” Yogi said, adding that Thousands of years ago, Lord Shri Ram had given recognition to tribal life.
Along with the formation of the Tribal Affairs Ministry for the forest dwellers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave new momentum to the development of those areas, Yogi said, adding that in addition, plans were in place to set up tribal museum and carry forward various government schemes for them.