This Article is From May 10, 2015

Live Updates: PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates the Country's Biggest Blast Furnace for Steel Production in Burnpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his second day in West Bengal with a visit to the Dakshineshwar Temple. He then visited Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. He is set to fly to Asansol, to visit a steel plant, after which he would address a public meeting.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the country's biggest blast furnace for steel production in Burnpur. 
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in West Bengal's Burnpur, near Asansol, where he will visit Steel Authority of India's (SAIL) IISCO Steel Plant.

He will then  address a public meeting.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Dakshineshwar Temple in Kolkata.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to begin the second day of his visit to West Bengal by going to the famed Dakshineshwar Temple.
May 09, 2015 18:54 (IST)
I have come here as a prime 'sewak'. These schemes are for when you turn 60, you shall not need the 'sahara' of someone.
May 09, 2015 18:42 (IST)
We came (to power) and decided that no one will get a monthly pension below Rs 1000.
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The poor don't need 'sahara', they need 'shakti': PM Modi in Kolkata
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80 to 90 Per Cent People in India Don't Have Any Insurance Cover or Pension, Says PM Modi in Kolkata

  • I want to talk about the riches of the poor today.
  • 15 crore new accounts have been opened in the country in which over 15,000 crore has been deposited.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Kolkata on a two-day visit to West Bengal. He will launch 3 new schemes for 'Jan Suraksha' or social security.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi also interacted with students of Industrial Sewing during his visit to the Livelihood College in Dantewada, Chhattisgarh. He later addressed a public meeting in the town.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public meeting in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Dantewada.

Here is what he said:

  • The adivasis of this area, which has the blessing of Mother Danteshwari, have taught the world how to live.
  • I was scheduled to take part in a programme in Raipur also, but a storm destroyed the venue.
  • Many were injured. I wish all the injured speedy recovery.
  • This is probably the first time in Bastar's history that projects worth Rs 24,000 crore have been signed in just one hour.
  • I can imagine what this will do for the development of Bastar.
  • People know that employment is of prime importance. They can build a house, educate their children, etc, only if they are employed.
  • Wherever one goes, people will say, "Do anything but ensure that our children get jobs."
  • No parent wants their child to go far only to live in slums in cities.
  • That's why it is the government's responsibility to bring development to everyone.
  • The Bastar region has had coal. It has also had people, as it has had governments. And, it has also had unemployment.
  • India should get rail connectivity all across.
  • Jan Dhan Yojana is a way to empower each individual and bring him at par with the country's mainstream.
  • The fruits of development must reach the poorest of the poor.
  • Jobs for the youth are at the core of our policies.
  • At present, you send iron out and get steel from outside. This has to stop.
  • We will make steel from the iron ore here.
  • Do not get disappointed. Even Naxal activities will be fought.
  • I am sure that humanity exists in people who indulge in such activities and they will change.
  • There is no future in violence. If there is a future, it is in peace.
  • It is a plough on the shoulders that can bring development, not guns.
  • Skill development is critical to ensuring employment.
  • Even developed and happy nations of the world are laying emphasis on skill development.
May 09, 2015 11:19 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes questions from students at the Education City in Chhattisgarh.

Here are the highlights of what he told the students:

  • Very often, more than one's own experiences the experiences of others can shape a person.
  • I never calculate how many hours I work because the moment one does that it is not so enjoyable.
  • One has to remain focused on work, and only after it is done can we feel relaxed.
  • One can never get tired while working. What tires a person is not being able to work. The more one works its better.
  • When we live for our own people, one cannot get tired. The people of India are my own. Won't I feel happy to work for them?
  • We need to learn from failures. Only then does success become possible.
  • My life has been this way. I keep coming across success and failure. I keep learning from my failures and never give up on my attempts to succeed.
  • I don't think life should be judged through the prism of success or failure. When we do that, disappointment sets in.
  • Failure is the natural consequence of trying. It means delay and not defeat.
  • Does any of you have dreams to become successful in sports?
  • Or, does each one of you want to study and become babus?
  • Don't dream of 'becoming' doctors or engineers. Dream of working as doctors or engineers.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh at the Education City in Jawanga

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Dantewada airport. Chief Minister Raman Singh (bouquet in hand), along with other officials, receives him.

May 09, 2015 10:58 (IST)

The Naxals in Chhattisgarh have taken 200 villagers hostage on a day when Prime Minister NarendraModi visits the state to inaugurate two projects. The Naxals have given a call to boycott Mr Modi's visit to the state.