Entrepreneur, Political Analyst
n line with his intention of getting rid of any remnants of the colonial past, PM Narendra Modi renamed the ‘Rajpath’ and Central Vista lawns as ‘Kartavya Path’. Since assuming the power to serve in 2014 as Pradhan Sewak of the nation, PM Modi has taken many decisions to erase India's colonial past. A few examples of this are: Dalhousie Road was renamed Dara Shikoh Road in 2017, teaching in mother tongue in included in NEP 2020, replaced the Beating ‘Abide with Me’ with ‘Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon’, Grand Statue Of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the India Gate, Saint George on the Indian Navy’s flag replaced by a seal featuring Maratha warrior king Shivaji’s emblem, the announcement of the annual budget on the first day of February, etc and the list goes on.
The inauguration of ‘Kartavya Path’ is in line with the Prime Minister’s second ‘Panch Pran’ for New India in ‘Amrit Kaal’ – an India free of colonial mindset. “We have to give up the colonial-era mentality. Instead, we must rely on our capabilities,” PM Modi had said.
The 'Kartavya Path' has come into existence at a time when India in its 75th year of freedom has become the fifth largest economy by overtaking the United Kingdom. The path taken by India since 2014 under PM Narendra Modi's leadership is taking the nation to new heights of glory. We are now an economy larger than that of India's erstwhile colonial master, the Britishers.
The 'Kartavya' (duty) has always been featured in PM Modi's speeches and is part & parcel of his works & mission. He is walking on his “path of duty” and scripting the rise of a new, strong, and resurgent India. PM Modi is determined to make Bharat a Vishwa Guru and restore its glory. He is committed to ensuring that our future is better & brighter than our colonial past. He has taken numerous initiatives in this direction. Due to game changer schemes like Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana, Jan Dhan, Ujjawala, Swachh Bharat, PM Aawas, Har Ghar Jal, Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana –“Saubhagya”, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, PM Krishi Sinchai Yojana, and Ayushman Bharat, the people of the country now have a better standard of living. These schemes have greatly enhanced the Ease of Living for people. He has raised the standards of public delivery and benefits are given to deserving people by following the principle of "Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas".
PM Narendra Modi has been making every effort to quickly eradicate poverty from the country. The rampant poverty in our country has been due to the 200 years of exploitative colonial rule & wrong policies of the past governments of independent India. PM Modi is tackling the problem of poverty in mission mode and since 2014 has been providing direct benefits to the poor by removing all the middlemen and other channels. He takes each and every decision keeping in the welfare of the poor and the nation.
The New India is shedding colonial traces and marching confidently decisively and fearlessly under PM Modi's able leadership to achieve new heights of progress, prosperity, and development. The previous non-NDA Governments had adopted a 'token approach'; PM Modi is working with a 'total approach'. He is ensuring the total transformation of the nation where the fruits of development reach each & every citizen. In the last eight years, he has successfully changed the national mood from despair to optimism by ensuring transparent, delivery-oriented & corruption-free administration. The nation is marching with new confidence and energy, today we all with certainty can say that the 21st century will belong to India. To achieve this dream, we all must fulfill our 'Kartavya'. Indian culture has always been duty-focused. Let us take inspiration from our rich culture and perform all our duties towards our motherland & ensure that we get rid of the colonial hangover at the earliest.