NEW DELHI| Prime Minister Narendra Modi made 10 big announcements from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Saturday on the 74th Independence Day. He announced the launch of a big scheme like National Digital Health Mission giving health cards to every Indian with immediate effect. Prime Minister Modi also told the country about bringing a new cyber security policy in the country. The Prime Minister, while discussing the much awaited Corona vaccine, said that work on not one or three vaccines is going on. From the ramparts of the Red Fort, find out what ten major announcements Prime Minister Modi made during his about one and a half hour long speech from seven to nine in the morning.
1- National Digital Health Mission: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the first big announcement with the National Digital Health Mission. He said that another very big campaign is going to start in the country from today. This is the National Digital Health Mission. Every Indian will get a health card. Your every test, every disease, which doctor gave you which medicine, when, what were your reports, all this information will be contained in this one health card. This scheme will bring a new revolution in India’s health sector.
2- New Cyber Security Policy: Prime Minister Modi said that a new national cyber security strategy has been drafted in the country. India is alert, cautious in this context and is taking decisions to counter these threats and is also constantly developing new systems. A new cyber security policy will be introduced in the coming times.
3- Corona vaccine: Prime Minister Modi told the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort that today not one, not two, but three vaccines of Korana are currently in testing phase. He said that as soon as the green signal is received from the scientists, there is also a preparation for mass production of those vaccines in the country.
4- Expansion of NCC: Prime Minister Modi announced the expansion of National Cadet Corps (NCC). He told the country that now the expansion of NCC will be ensured to 173 borders and coastal districts of the country. Under this campaign, special training will be given to about 1 lakh new NCC cadets. In this also, about one-third of the daughters will be given this special training.
5- Internet connectivity of Lakshadweep: Prime Minister Modi said that in the next 1000 days, Lakshadweep will also be connected with submarine optical fiber cable. He said that there are more than 1300 islands in our country. Work is underway to introduce some of these selected islands, keeping in view their geographical location, their importance in the development of the country.
6- Optical fiber network in every village: Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to connect every village in the country with optical fiber to provide internet facility. He said that this goal will be met in the coming thousand days.
Before 2014, only 5 dozen panchayats in the country were connected with optil fiber. In the last five years, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country have been connected with optical fiber.
7- Project Lion and Dolphin: Prime Minister Modi announced Project Lion and Dolphin. He said that India is fully sensitive to the protection and promotion of its biodiversity. In the recent past, tiger population has increased at a rapid pace in the country. Now a project Lion is also going to be launched for our Asian lions in the country. At the same time, he stressed on running projects for the conservation of dolphins.
8- 100 Lakh Crore Expenditure: Prime Minister Modi said that a very big plan has been prepared to connect the entire country with multi-modal connectivity infrastructure. The country is moving towards spending more than Rs 100 lakh crore on this. About 7 thousand projects of different sectors have also been identified. In a way, it will be like a new revolution in infrastructure.
9- Emphasis on expansion of Neighborhood Policy: Prime Minister Modi emphasized on strengthening and expanding relations with neighbors. He said that with our neighboring countries whether they are connected to us by land or from the sea, we are connecting our relations with security, development and trust sharing. Today, the neighbors are not only those who meet our geographical boundaries, but also those who meet our hearts. Where there is harmony in relationships, there is harmony.
10- Campaign against pollution: Prime Minister Modi also discussed the plan to eliminate pollution from cities on the occasion of Independence Day. He said that a special campaign with a holistic approach is also being taken to reduce pollution in 100 selected cities of the country.