Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to the nation on the occasion of his government completing one year in office.
Here’s the full text of his letter.
My dear fellow citizens!
Service, in our Indian ethos is the ultimate duty – Seva Parmo Dharma. One year ago you had entrusted me with the responsibility and honour of serving you as your Pradhan Sevak. I have devoted every moment of every day and every element of my body and spirit, in fulfilling the same with fullest sincerity and honesty.
We assumed office at a time when confidence in India story was waning. Unabated corruption and indecisiveness had paralysed the government people had been left helpless against ever climbing inflation and economic insecurity. Urgent and decisive action was needed.
We systematically went about addressing these challenges. Runaway prices were immediately brought under control. The languishing economy was rejuvenated, building on stable and policy driven proactive governance. Discretionary allotment of our precious natural resources to a chosen few was replaced with transparent auctions. Firm steps were taken against black money from setting up a SIT and passing a stringent black money law to generating international consensus against the same. Uncompromising adherence to the principle of purity in action as well as intent ensured a corruption free government. Significant changes have been brought about in work culture nurturing a combination of empathy as well as professionalism systems as well as breaking of silos state governments have been made equal partners in the quest for national development, building the spirit of team India. Most importantly we have been able to restore trust in the government.
Guided by the principle of Antyodaya out government is dedicated to the poor, marginalised and those left behind. We are working towards empowering them to become our soldiers in the war against poverty. Numerous measures and schemes have been initiated: from making school toilets to setting up IIT’S, IIM’S and AIIMS. From providing a vaccination cover to our children, to initiating a people driven swachh bharat mission; from ensuring a minimum pension to our labourers to providing social security to the common man; from enhancing support to our farmers hit by natural calamities to defending their interests at WTO; from empowering one and all with self-attestation to delivering subsidised directly to people’s banks, from universalizing the banking system to funding the unfunded small businesses; from irrigating fields to rejuvenating Ma Ganga; from moving towards 24*7 power to connecting the nation through road and rail; from building homes for the homeless to setting up smart cities, and from connecting the north east to prioritising development of eastern India.
Friends, this is just the beginning. Our objective is to transform quality of life, infrastructure and services. Together we shall build the India of your dreams and that of our freedom fighters. In this I seek your blessings and continued support.
Always in your service
Aside from this letter, PM Modi has also adopted innovative social media tools to ensure that the story of his achievement of past one year reaches to masses. A personalised message is being sent to presumably all his followers on twitter with a link to personal website that appears to showcase the BJP’s performance at the centre under him.
The BJP has already embarked on a huge celebration after having announced that it will hold 200 rallies and 5000 jansabhas (public meetings) across the country. The opposition parties particularly Congress have described Modi government’s performance in the year gone by as disappointing. The Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had recently taken a dig at the central government, calling it a suit-boot ki sarkar.