Ambedkar anniversary: Modi reiterates commitment to electrify all villages

Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) : Recalling Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s vision of a prosperous India on his 125th birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reiterated his government’s commitment to electrify all the villages in the country, adding that efforts to achieve it are being carried out in a transparent manner.

Speaking at an event held to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of the father of India’s Constitution at his birth place Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, the Prime Minister said Babasaheb Ambedkar fought for equality, respect and against the injustice in the society.

The Prime Minister said that the NDA’s Budget for the fiscal 2016-17 is dedicated towards the welfare of the villages and farmers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi further expressed disappointment at the fact that around 18,000 villages in the country remain without electricity even after decades of independence.

“It’s matter of great regret that 18000 villages of our country have not been electrified even decades after Independence. Efforts towards rural electrification is being done very transparently. The ‘Garv App’ gives real time progress in this regard,” he said.

Prime Minister Modi also released a book titled ’10 saal bemisaal’ to highlight the achievements of work done by the Madhya Pradesh Government.

Prime Minister Modi earlier in the day paid tribute Dr. Ambedkar at his birthplace in Mhow on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also accompanied the Prime Minister to Dr. Ambedkar’s memorial, where Modi garlanded his bust and sought his blessings with folded hands. (ANI)