New Delhi, 22nd Feb, 2020:Salient points of my speech at the 10th Annual National Conclave of Indian Student Parliament at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today:

Salient points of my speech at the 10th Annual National Conclave of Indian Student Parliament at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today:

New Delhi, 22nd Feb, 2020: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said here that the culture, commitment and tolerance of the majority community in India has strengthened the fabric of harmony and “Unity in Diversity” in our country.

Addressing the 10th Annual National Conclave of Indian Student Parliament at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today, Shri Naqvi said that some people are involved in conspiracy to create “fake fear” through “Lyrics of Lies” and “Jingles of Jugglery”. These people are trying to hijack communal harmony, secularism and Constitutional framework of the country to fulfil their narrow minded political self-interests.

Shri Naqvi said that our constitutional federal system of governance is the guarantee of communal harmony and “Unity in Diversity” in the country.

Shri Naqvi said that while on one hand in our Constitution; the Article 105 ensures powers and privileges of the Parliament and Assemblies, on the other hand the Article 51A talks about the Fundamental Duties of the Indian Citizens.

Shri Naqvi said that the way we keep ourselves aware of our Fundamental Rights, we should also need to understand our Fundamental Duties. Both the Fundamental Rights and the Fundamental Duties are connected. There is a need for every citizen to take his or her duties towards the nation seriously. While it is absolutely necessary to defend the Fundamental Rights relating to life, liberty, equality and freedom of expression etc, there is a need that we, as citizens, which also include people’s representatives, take our duties towards the nation seriously. Entitlements come with duties as well.

Shri Naqvi said that a proper environment for enjoying rights will be created if every citizen performs his or her duties. The people’s representatives should set an example for the common people in this regard. Our country has emerged not only as the largest democracy but also as a glowing symbol of a vibrant, inclusive culture with the flourishing parliamentary system, with the Constitution acting as the guarantee of protecting the rights of every section of the society.

Shri Naqvi said that the Rights and Fundamental Duties of citizens are equally important. Rights and Responsibilities are two sides of the same coin and both go together. If we have rights, we also have some responsibilities attached to those rights. Wherever we are living, whether it is at home, society, village, state or country, rights and responsibilities go with us together.

Shri Naqvi said that “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas” is “Rashtradharma” of the Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi Ji. Villages, poor, farmers, youths, women and weaker sections are at the centre of each and every welfare scheme of the Modi Government. Our Government is committed to ensure happiness in eyes and prosperity in the life of every needy. Our Government is working effectively with complete honesty to fulfil this commitment.

Shri Naqvi said that during the last 5 years, 2 crore houses have been constructed for the poor; electricity has been provided in every village of the country; 6 crore farmers have been benefitted through Fasal Bima Yojana; 22 crore 30 lakh Soil Health Cards have been distributed; 8 crore women from economically poor section have been provided free cooking gas connection.

More than 10 crore 90 lakh toilets have been constructed across the country; more than 30 thousand Start Ups have been recognised; 23 crore 45 lakh easy Mudra loans have been given for various economic activities; 38 crore people have been included in the banking system through Jan Dhan Yojana. Besides, more than 8 lakh youths belonging to Minority communities have been given employment and employment opportunities through various employment oriented schemes such as “Hunar Haat”.

Shri Naqvi said that according to a recent report, poverty in India has significantly declined from 27 crore in 2011 to 8.4 crore in 2017. The historic and reformist steps taken by the Modi Government for inclusive empowerment has started showing results at the ground level.

About 10,000 students from 450 Universities from across the country are participating in this 4-day 10th Annual National Conclave of Indian Student Parliament.