NE govts. launch numerous campaigns to mark Modi’s birthday
Agartala/Itanagar, Sep. 17 (IANS): Various state governments in the Northeast region undertook several campaigns to mark Prime Minister Narendra Modis 72nd birthday on Saturday.
The BJP government in Tripura launched a two-and-a-half-month long campaign on good governance in every household from Saturday.
Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha launched the ‘Proti Ghore Shushashon’ (good governance at every household) campaign to take the benefits of the flagship schemes of the Centre and the state government to the doorsteps of the people, from the district to the gram panchayat level.
Saha also announced to increase the monthly allowance given under the 31 social welfare schemes from INR 1,000 to INR 2,000, which will benefit around 3.90 lakh people in Tripura.
The campaign would continue till November 30.
Pradip Chakraborty, Secretary in the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs, said that as part of the good governance campaign, developmental meetings, fairs, rallies and various other events would be organised in each block.
Meanwhile, the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh launched a fortnight-long ‘Seva Pakhwada’ (Service Fortnight) in Itanagar.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that India is a diverse country and running it is not an easy job and the right person became the Prime Minister of the country at the right time.
Recalling his first meeting with Modi after becoming the Chief Minister, Khandu said the PM had only one thing in mind for the state — its overall development and welfare of the people.
“He had advocated productive and people-friendly reforms in governance. We are trying our best to follow his advice and with much pride we can say that we have brought in several game-changing reforms,” Khandu said.
During the fortnight, party workers will render their services in various activities like blood donation camps, free health camps, vaccination drives etc.
In line with Modi’s call to make India TB-free by 2025, the party workers will also adopt TB patients in their respective areas.
The chief ministers of all the eight northeastern states extended their wishes to Modi on his birthday.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio also took to Twitter to wish Modi on his birthday. “I wish you happiness, good health and long life in the service of the nation,” he wrote.