Modi - the first Prime Minister to visit Bijapur, which was earlier a part of Dantewada district - used the occasion to exhort the youth to adopt the path of development and have faith in country's Constitution.
The bilateral leg of the United Kingdom tour begins with PM Modi's talks with Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday morning, during which both leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of issues of mutual interest, including separatism, cross-border terrorism, visa and immigration. "Why are you giving your children in their hands", asked PM Modi. 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)".
He said security forces personnel have sacrificed lives to ensure safety of the people of Bastar. PM Modi will also address a mega event "Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath" in London. You said, "our daughters will get justice". "We are all ashamed as a society, as a country", Modi said, speaking at the inauguration of the Ambedkar National Memorial here. They have come from outside.
Our sense of shame is all the more acute because our younger colleagues who are still in service, especially those working in the districts and are required by law to care for and protect the weak and the vulnerable, also seem to have failed in their duty. They don't fight. They live in the forests and hide while your children are out and die.
The prime minister congratulated the Bijapur district administration, which is among the most backward 115 districts in the country, for improving its development statistics in the last three months.
He said over 100 districts in the country including Chattisgarh's Bijapur were backward even 70 years after the Independence. "This is all because of Babasaheb Ambedkar", he said. And the Prime Minister did try to wean people off extremism.
Under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the government will open 1. The centre is aimed at creating a first-of-its-kind global network involving Indian and British academics and medical professionals to coordinate on evidence-based research on yoga and Ayurveda. Under the scheme, Van Vikas Kendras will be set up to ensure better marketing and value addition to forest produce.
5 lakh health and wellness centre by 2022, which will be equipped to treat host of diseases, including blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and old-age illness.