PM Modi At Kumbh Mela, Offers Prayers By The Ganga: Highlights

Kumbh Mela 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at the Kumbh Mela where he offered prayers by the Ganga, soon after he launched the government's ambitious income-transfer scheme.

PM Modi At Kumbh Mela, Offers Prayers By The Ganga: Highlights

Kumbh Mela 2019: PM Modi offered prayers and performed an aarthi by river Ganga

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at the Kumbh Mela where he offered prayers by the Ganga, soon after he launched the government's ambitious income-transfer scheme.

At the Kumbh, the prime minister participated in the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar event, organized by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. He will distribute the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar awards to 'Safai karmacharis' (sanitation employees), 'swachhagrahis', police personnel and 'naviks' (boatmen). "There will also be the digital announcement of Swachh Seva Samman Benefits package," said the statement issued by Prime Minister's Office. PM will later address the gathering.

The Prime Minister was seen stepping into the water as he offered prayers at Kumbh Mela and later performed an 'Aarthi' at the Triveni.

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) was at a farmers' rally, earlier in the day, in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur. It is the cash-transfer scheme for small and marginal farmers. It is a major populist step by the Modi government to offset a challenging spell of rural crisis brought on by unprofitable sales of farm commodities.

Here are the UPDATES of PM Modi at Kumbh Mela 2019:

Feb 24, 2019 18:45 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Sangam. Dressed in an orange kurta, the Prime Minister participated in the 'Triveni Puja' conducted by a group of priests.

He offered milk, fruits, a red sari and chandan to the holy rivers, according to Press Trust of India. 

Amid the chanting of hymns, PM Modi also did a brief 'Sankalp' for which he later offered some 'dakshina' to the priests, reports PTI.

A sacred thread was also tied to his right wrist as a symbol of the blessings that come from propitiating the holy rivers. 
Feb 24, 2019 17:14 (IST)
PM Modi Addresses 'Swachh Kumbh, Swachh Aabhaar' Programme In Prayagraj

This is one of those moments for me that I will remember forever. The sanitation workers whose feet I have washed - this will stay with me for my life. Their blessings will stay with me for life

Over 20,000 dustbins, 1 lakh toilets , difficult to even imagine how much sanitation workers have done

Swacch Bharat abhiyan progressing at good pace. The whole country progressing towards achieving ODF status before 2nd October this year

Have contributed the money I earned from the Seoul Peace Prize to Namami Gange

Have auctioned all gifts given to me for maa Ganga
Feb 24, 2019 16:36 (IST)
Prime Minister Modi facilitated sanitation workers and was seen washing their feet. 

Feb 24, 2019 16:29 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a holy dip at the Ganga. "Prayed for the well being of 130 crore Indians, he tweeted"
Feb 24, 2019 16:07 (IST)
PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath Offer Prayers Together At River Ganga
Feb 24, 2019 16:00 (IST)
PM Modi offered prayers by the Ganga river. 
Feb 24, 2019 14:03 (IST)
Not A "Scheme On Paper" Like Previous Governments: PM On Cash For Farmers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today attacked the Congress and the two other key opposition parties of Uttar Pradesh, accusing them of doing little for farmers.

Not A 'Scheme On Paper' Like Previous Governments: PM On Cash For Farmers
Feb 24, 2019 13:23 (IST)
PM Modi on National Agriculture Market or eNAM:
  • A number of efforts are being made to the farmers to get fair prices of produce and lower their costs. 
  • The e-NAM platform is working to connect hundreds of markets across the country.
  • This will give the farmers the option to sell their produce online in any market in the country directly.
Feb 24, 2019 13:22 (IST)
PM Modi on Minimum Support Price (MSP):
  • It is our government which meets the years old demand of farmers at MSP.
  • More than 50% of the support price cost of 22 Rabi and Kharif crops has been fixed.
  • Prime crop insurance scheme to save farmers from weathering has also been created.
Feb 24, 2019 13:15 (IST)
PM Modi on Pradhan Mantri Krishi irrigation scheme:
  • Our government is spending about Rs 1 lakh crore on the Pradhan Mantri Krishi irrigation scheme.
  • We are putting such a huge amount so that the irrigation projects in the country were incomplete for 30-40 years, to be fulfilled
  • We had selected 99 projects across the country from which more than 70 are now coming into being completed.
  • Because of these projects, farmers are getting irrigation facilities on millions of hectares of land.
  • This is the work that will benefit farmers for many generations to come
  • The money that the central government sends to the farmer goes to their account directly.
  • PM-Kisan has also made sure that no one can snatch the farmer's Rights
  • The things that people previously considered impossible are possible.
  • Over the last four and a half years, the government has given more than 17 crore of a million health cards in two phases.
Feb 24, 2019 13:09 (IST)

Feb 24, 2019 12:42 (IST)
PM addresses farmers in Gorakhpur:
  • India stands with our farmers.
  • Today is not an ordinary day. Today's day is going to be recorded in history.
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kissan' slogan.
  • We are making sure that the promised amount is being sent to their bank accounts, homes.
  • Its starting on an auspicious note. I congratulate Gorakhpur people for witnessing the launch of the scheme.
  • Previous governments talked a lot, made lot of schemes on paper but their intention was not to strengthen farmer, but to leave them hanging for small things.
  • They could never take right decisions for farmers.
  • You gave us the opportunity to serve you.
  • We took care of the smallest needs and worked on bringing relief to farmers.
  • I have had the privilege of transferring the first installment of the scheme to the bank accounts of farmers in the country.
  • I am told that the farmers of 21 states-Union territories of the country are involved. 
  • This is just the beginning.
  • Under the scheme, nearly 75 thousand crore rupees are directly accessible to farmers ' accounts every year.
  • The 12 crore small farmers in the country who have 5 acres or less land will benefit from it.
  • Farmers who have not received the first installment today will get the first installment amount in the coming weeks.
  • The PM-Kisan money that will be given to farmers will be given on behalf of the central government.
  • State governments to send list of farmers who avail this scheme to central government

Feb 24, 2019 12:40 (IST)
PM Modi Rolls Out Rs. 75,000 Crore Farmer Scheme From Gorakhpur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the Rs. 75,000 crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur by transferring the first instalment of Rs. 2,000 each to over one crore farmers.

PM Modi Rolls Out Rs 75,000 Crore Farmer Scheme From Gorakhpur: 10 Points
Feb 24, 2019 12:30 (IST)
PM Modi interacts with farmers through video conferencing.
Feb 24, 2019 12:26 (IST)
PM Modi launches Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.
Feb 24, 2019 11:15 (IST)
PM Modi addresses nation with his monthly radio show, Mann ki baat
PM Modi Addresses Nation On 53rd Edition Of Mann Ki Baat: Highlights

Here are the highlights of PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat:
  • People are angry after the Pulwama attack but this anger needs to be directed towards ending terrorism
  • There's angst in all our hearts. I salute the soldiers who sacrificed their lives.
  • Their sacrifice will motivate us and strengthen our resolve
  • After the martyrdom of the heroic soldiers, the inspiring words of their families have given a new thrust to the courage of the whole nation
  • In Bihar's Bhagalpur, the father of the martyr Ratan Thakur, Ramniranji, in this hour of grief, has displayed such spirit which inspires all of us
  • When the body of the martyr Vijay Shoren, wrapped in tricolor, reached Jharkhand's Gulla, his innocent son said that even he would join the army.
  • The spirit of this innocent is reflective of what every child in the country is feeling today.
  • Such sentiments can be seen at the homes of the soldiers who lost their lives.
Feb 24, 2019 10:53 (IST)

Feb 24, 2019 10:51 (IST)
UP chief Minister Yogi Adityanath thanked PM Modi for the scheme. He tweeted:
Feb 24, 2019 10:46 (IST)
  • PM  Modi will launch the Rs. 75,000-crore Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur today.
  • The centre had announced the PM-KISAN scheme in the interim Budget 2019-20.
  • Under this programme, Rs. 6,000 will be paid to 12 crore small and marginal farmers holding cultivable land of up to two hectares per year in three instalments.
  • The scheme is seen as a part of the government's effort to address farm distress caused by lower sales of foodgrain, oilseeds, sugarcane, cotton and horticulture crops.
  • The funds will be electronically transferred to the bank accounts of beneficiaries through a pattern similar to MGNREGS.
  • PM Modi will also distribute certificates among select farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme and interact with select beneficiaries through video conferencing at the Gorakhpur event.
  • The first instalment will be delivered by the Prime Minister to approximately 1.7 crore farmers.