Mr Modi said Babasaheb enshrined the rights of weaker and marginalised sections of society in the Constitution and it was the responsibility of the government to realise them. Under this scheme, 1.5 lakh Health and Wellness Centres will bring health care system closer to the homes of people. Instead, he devoted his life to the upliftment of the backward community, who were denied their rights.
In January this year, the Niti Aayog identified 115 aspirational districts which are placed at the bottom of the list of the districts in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the world in a globally broadcast live event from the historic Central Hall Westminster in London during his visit to the United Kingdom, following in the footsteps of speakers such as Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.
The prime minister was in Bijapur to inaugurate a health and wellness centre at the primary level, the first of 1.5 lakh such proposed centres at the village level across the country under the Ayushmaan Bharat scheme. "If a person from a backward society like me can become the Prime Minister, it is because of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's contribution", he said.
"If Bijapur can see development in 100 days then why can't the other districts witness the same? You don't need to take up arms and destroy your lives". If you read their names, surnames, you will understand who they are. He asked the parents and the guardians of the youths not to get their children be misled by the outsiders (giving the impression the leadership among Maoist cadres are from outside the Chhattisgarh state). PM Modi said the Central government had in the last four years worked for "garib, Dalit, soshit, pidit, vanchit, pichde, mahilaon, aur adivasi (poor, Scheduled Castes, downtrodden, opressed, deprived, backward, women and Scheduled Tribes)". PM Modi inaugurated a new rail line and a passenger train.
Chief Minister Raman Singh also addressed the gathering.
He also took several selfies and pictures with fellow travellers.