The Prime Minister also emphasised on preventive health care awareness, and the government's extensive efforts to set up Health Wellness Centers across India. In his monthly "Mann ki Baat" broadcast, the PM said three ministries of his government have launched an internship programme and it is an opportunity for those who want to work for the society, contribute positively and bring about a change. "They overcame many obstacles and difficulties to reach there". "We can also say the date has been engraved in the history of India as a demonstration of its military power", Modi said. He said, several stepwells like Adalaj, Rani ki Vaav in Gujarat and Chand Baodi in Rajasthan are famous as tourist spots and these are the living symbols of the water conservation campaigns which our forefathers had accomplished. He also talked about the importance of the day and highlighted teachings of Prophet Mohammad. "Budget under the MGNREGA is also utilised for this water conservation activity". In the year 2017-18, close to Rs 35,000 crore was spent on water conservation, and around 150 lakh hectares of land benefited with the schemes, he said.
"Seven thousand workers under the MGNREGA worked very hard for 70 days and finally succeeded in reviving Kuttumperoor river there", he claimed. He also mentioned about how the district administration of Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh revived river Sasur-Khaderi. "Our women athletes have India very proud during this year's Commonwealth Games", he said. "After the match ends, when the medal is represented to an Indian athlete, the Tricolour is raised, and the national anthem begins to sound, at that time the feeling of satisfaction, joy and pride is something special in itself", said Modi at the start of the address.
He said, Table Tennis player Manika Batra won a medal in each of the events that she competed in. The athletes who participated in the Games came from different parts of the country, from smaller cities.
PM Modi said the Indian athletes had lived up to the expectations of their countrymen in Gold Coast.
He greeted everyone for Ramzan and Buddh Purnima, calling the latter a special occasion for the people of India.
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