NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for the creation of ‘New India’ has generated good response among the youth of the nation. So far, over 45,000 people have taken pledge of ‘Sankalp Se Siddhi’ (Attainment through Resolve) after the PM Narendra Modi had exhorted people for creation of ‘New India’ on August 9 in the Lower House of the Parliament.
It was on August 9 this year when the Prime Minister had talked about the national issues asking Lok Sabha members to collectively pledge to remove corruption, give rights to the poor, generate employment and end malnutrition. He was speaking to mark the 75th anniversary of Quit India movement.
Urging people to form a ‘New India’, PM Modi said, “Let us pledge to free India from poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism, communalism and create a ‘New India’ of our dreams by 2022.”
After the address in the Parliament, BJP as well as the government machinery organized events all across the nation where participants took the New India Pledge of “Come, let us together pledge for building a New India by 2022, a Clean India, a Poverty-free India, a Corruption-free India, a Terrorism-free India, a Communalism-free India, and a Casteism-free India”.
A separate window of ‘New India’ was created on the government’s mygov website where people could come and take pledges. There are also options of posting comments on the issues which were raised by the PM in the Parliament.
Speaking about the exercise of inviting people to take pledge for New India, a government official said that the main idea is to make democracy more participatory. “Government has always believed in participation of masses in the nation building. On every significant occasion, whether it is General Budget or Independence Day, we invite people with their valuable suggestions,” added the official.
Within a span of 43 days total 45,753 people took pledge till Saturday evening and the number is going up day by day. Apart from this, over 5000 people have posted comments on topics ranging from corruption free India to terrorism free India while taking the pledge on the ‘Mygov’ website.
“Please take measure to reduce the political interference in the functioning of the Police department as well as bureaucracy. It has degraded the social status of the Police force, despite working hard like any other security forces, society does not respect police personnel. Please take measures to keep and boost the morale of them. And the Bill for the autonomy of CBI should be enacted earliest,” said Ajinkya in his post.
Similarly, Ashok Kumar on the mygov website posted, “Corruption should end from Politics and all government offices.Without bribing, we are left to run from pillar to post.”
Commenting on the situation of poverty, Abhishek Bajpai said, “When you go to marriage party these days lots of food item goes waste. Government should create a rule to debar excessive food item. That is government should fix quantity and number of food item to be served. An inspection officer can check that during party time. If excess items are there and wastage is done than penalty should be taken from person who is giving party.”
Commenting on prevailing issue of casteism, Prabhulinga Swami wrote, “please remove caste based reservations in admissions to various colleges etc. and jobs. Because of these caste based reservations students who are from general category and working a hard to get into best colleges in India are not getting it.”