Performance of government is becoming a key determinant of popular mandate and could easily be counted as a sign of a maturing of democratic polity. Although important, performance is prone to be short lived unless a strong policy framework backs it. As Narendra Modi government completes two years in office, the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre organized a mega event at India Gate in New Delhi. The show began with the theme song for the Narendra Modi government’s two year anniversary – ‘Mera Desh Badal Raha hai’. The show was also broadcast simultaneously from India Gate in Delhi and other landmarks such as Mumbai’s Gateway of India, Jaipur’s Amer Fort and Ahmedabad’s Sardar Patel Memorial.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan, who hosted a segment for the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme, said “Big B is just a name people in the media have given me.” The show ‘Zara Muskura Do’ (Smile Please) – had several performances and programmes highlighting its ‘achievements’. A number of other film stars, including Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Anupam Kher, Anil Kapur and Prasun Joshi, attended the event. Bollywood stars spoke about the government projects they are associated with. Vidya Balan briefed about Swachch Bharat, the Clean India campaign she has been promoting with the Rural and Urban Development Ministry. Anil Kapoor about the power of youth, Raveena Tandon about Women’s Rights and Development, and Juhi Chawla about infrastructure. The five-hour programme ‘Ek Nayi Subah’, was telecasted live by Doordarshan across the country.
Opinions of Amitabh Bhachan
Girl child needs to be protected and empowered, #Beti Bachao campaign is the need of the hour. Girl child needs to be nurtured; no family should discriminate between boys and girls. Today’s children are way ahead, they absorb information with great speed. Child is the father of man. Nowadays when we have doubts about devices, we learn from our children, they are ahead of us.
Work very hard and do our best that is all: Amitabh Bachchan tells students when asked how he became ‘Big B’. He also discussed Modi govt’s schemes to empower women. It is very important to ensure daughters are treated just as equally as sons.
What Arun Jaitley has to say?
Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley while addressing the gathering said, “India is growing much faster compared to the world, but I feel India could do better. It is difficult to maintain growth when the rest of the world is faring poorly.”
PM India and his addressing on completion of 2 years
Over the last 15 days, the work of the Govt of India is being very carefully analyzed and all aspects are being seen closely. In over the last few days two things have been witnessed: on one side there is Vikasvad and other side is Virodhvad. In a democracy it is vital to analyze everyone’s work, but we can’t make mistake of creating a false atmosphere of despondency. Many significant steps have been taken by the NDA government to combat corruption.