Sankalp se siddhi – New India Movement: Remember Mahatma Gandhi’s “Do or die” slogan? Demanding an end to British rule in India, Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942 had launched a movement called “Quit India Movement”. On the occasion of remembrance and 75th Anniversary of Quit India movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a initiative called “Sankalp Se Siddhi” calling for a New India movement from 2017 to 2022.
The similarity between Quit India & Sankalp se Siddhi is Quit India movement wanted the British Raj to end while Sankalp se siddhi aims to bring in many changes in the country for the betterment of Indian economy, society, governance, security and many other matters related to social and economic welfare of the nation.
Sankalp se siddhi – Key matters:
Government of India will organize many events and activities to make the citizens aware of various social issues such as discrimination, cleanliness, poverty, caste and religious discrimination. These events would engage the masses of the society and bring in a sense of conscious responsibility to make the lives better.
2. Time Bound:
It is said that this initiative will be active over a period of 5 years starting from 2017 to 2022. Many programmes and projects will be initiated under this movement that will directly influence the lives of the Indian citizens.
3. Ministry Undertaken:
Sankalp Se Siddhi will be implemented by Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
4. Doubling the income of farmers:
On the day of launch this programme Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Ministry has organized the Sankalp Se Siddhi program at 578 Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs), 29 ICAR institutes during 19-30 August 2017. In his message, Prime Minister Modi has said that initiatives and activities will be undertaken by the ministry to enable the farmers & tribal people double their income by adopting latest technologies and improved methods.
5. Issues that will be addressed
As a part of this new movement, government will focus through its initiatives to address the following issues..
- Casteism & Communalism – Discrimination against the people belong to certain casts & religions
- Lack of cleanliness
- Menace Corruption
6. States involved as of now:
On the day of launch, it was said that initially this programme will be taken up in states such as Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andman & Nicobar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatishgarh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Maharashtra and Gujarat
7. Video messages to bring the awareness:
Following videos are the videos relevant to this initiative
A new Indian anthem has been given by the government inspiring the people to take part in this movement. Watch it here https://youtu.be/-LUWwsFYaJk
As a country, we have been fighting against issues of social and economic ailments. Being a vast chaotic society with so much diversity, we are lagging behind in almost everything while we draw a line of comparison with countries like China. But what makes us different is the democracy and freedom we enjoy here on this land. Initiatives and movements like this should not just be restricted to the days of launch or political memoirs. Rather, steps must be taken to create the awareness among the masses for a wider and better inclusion of the society.