PM Modi interacts with Dhekiajuli villagers


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (July 19) interacted with people from many villages that have been electrified since the BJP-led NDA government came to power. Along with villagers from across the country, Prime Minister Modi also interacted with a group of women hailing from Ghogora Kachari village of Dhekiajuli.

The Prime Minister’s interaction covered beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana – ‘Saubhagya’ scheme. PM Modi interacted with the beneficiaries through video conference, his tenth interaction in the series with beneficiaries of various Government schemes.

Indira Basumarati, a housewife hailing from Ghogora Kachari village, said electrification has changed their lives and the trouble they faced earlier have all disappeared.

“We used to face lots of hardships earlier, from carrying out our day-to-day activities to charging mobile phones and carrying out various other works,” Indira said.

PM Modi also asked the women villagers about Hima Das and the record-setting gold medal she won at the IAAF Under-20 World Championships in Finland.

“Do you watch TV now? Do you know about the young girl from Assam who has made your State and the nation proud?” PM Modi asked the group of women villagers during the interaction.

“Yes, we know her. She is Hima Das. We have seen her on TV.” Indira Basumarati answered.

Prime Minister Modi also interacted with villagers of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura.

Prime Minister Modi further said the Government has accorded priority to the development of eastern India and with complete electrification the region can play an even bigger role in India’s development journey.