Varanasi, Jul 6 : With new resolutions and dreams, India is on its way to become a $5 trillion economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, as the Bharatiya Janata Party saluted its iconic founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee by launching a membership enrollment drive on his birth anniversary.
"We have to shed poverty from our minds and think big so that we can achieve the goal of $ 5 trillion economy which is almost double to its present size. It is the only way to end our problems. It is the size of the cake which matters because everyone will get a larger slice. We should be positive and not think negative," he said.India has the highest population of young people and we are hopeful to achieve anything we want," he said.
The PM said, "We are also focusing on building a clean, healthy and beautiful India to make the $5 trillion journey easier. The contribution made by every citizen of the country to sanitation over the years has reinforced our efforts to build a healthy India. The Ayushman Bharat Scheme is also proving to be very helpful for a healthy India. About 50 crore poor people in the country are getting free treatment up to Rs 5 lakh every year. Nearly 32 lakh poor patients have benefited so far."
Launching the nationwide membership drive at Deen Dayal Hastakal Sankul at Baralalpur in the presence of BJP working president Jagat Prakash Nadda, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, state unit chief and Union minister Mahendra Nath Pandey, other senior party leaders and around 25,000 party workers, Mr Modi said, 'Our vision is for the next decade and this five-year-target is only the first step towards it as is indicated by the Budget that was presented Friday.'
“It is essential for all of you to understand what is meant by $5 trillion economy, not only because you need to explain it to people but also to give it back to those who think India cannot achieve this goal," the PM added. (UNI)