New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the achievements of his government in 2018 will fill everyone with glory, and hoped the journey on the path of development will continue in 2019 as well.
Asserting that the country has taken strides in the area of poverty alleviation at a record pace, the Prime Minister said it has also seen unprecedented improvement in the “ease of doing business” rankings and noted that world institutions have acknowledged India’s growth.
Delivering his last “Mann Ki Baat” address of 2018, the PM summed up the year’s achievements in the field of economy, social sector, solar energy, climate change, sports and others, saying it could happen because of the collective efforts of the people.
Whether it is one’s own life or the life of the nation, we are advised to look back, and look ahead too… so that we can learn lessons from our mistakes and get confidence to move ahead. You all must be thinking how do we remember 2018? The year 2018 would fill everyone with glory,” Modi said.
Listing the achievements of the government in 2018, he said: Year 2018 saw launching of world’s biggest health insurance scheme ‘Ayushman Bharat’; in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India witnessed the unveiling of the tallest statue in the world.
Statue of Unity’; electricity reached each and every village of the country; the ease of doing business in India improved notably; on the 75th anniversary of Azad hind government, a tricolour was unfurled at Delhi’s Red fort for the first time, and the highest UN Environment Award ‘Champions of the Earth’ was conferred upon India.
Modi said the country’s self defence mechanism got further reinforced and it was during this very year that India has successfully accomplished the Nuclear Triad, which means India is now armed with nuclear capabilities – in water, on land and in the sky as well.
He said that Swachcha Bharat Scheme and sanitation coverage has been rapidly advancing towards crossing the 95 per cent mark and dedicated the success to the people.He also listed opening of India’s first multi-modal terminal on the Ganga river in Varanasi and Sikkim’s first airport as major achievements. The Prime Minister also mentioned that India clinched a large number of medals in Asian Games and performed very well in Para Asian Games and cricket too.