Preity Zinta has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi led central government’s various initiatives taken in the interest of people. The actress praised the PM for his steps taken to end the VIP culture in India and said his intent to make difference to the lives of ordinary citizens will pay off.
Centre on Wednesday (April 19) issued an order to remove red beacons atop officials’ cars by May 1 as a step towards ending VIP culture prevalent in India. Referring to this, the PM in his 31st radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday said red beacon lights have became a symbol of VIP culture and that he realised exactly how big it was after banning them. He said the idea of a ‘New India’ is a concept that promotes the idea of EPI (Every Person is Important) instead of VIP (Very Important Person).
Referring to this, Narendra Modi in his 31st radio address Mann Ki Baat on Sunday said red beacon lights have become a symbol of VIP culture and that he realised exactly how big it was after banning them.
The ban on the use of red beacons, which will come into force from Monday, is aimed at removing the VIP culture from the minds of certain people and replace it with the concept of “Every Person is Important” (EPI), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.
He said the red beacon had become a symbol of VIP culture which had creeped the mindset of those using it.
All the 125 crore people of the country have equal value and importance, Modi said in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in which he also pushed for more digital transactions, informed about the launch of South Asia Satellite on May 5 and spoke about some other issues.
“When I say EPI should replace VIP, the meaning is clear — Every Person is Important. Every person has value and importance. If we recognise the importance of 123 crore citizens of the country, imagine the big strength that the country will have in fulfilling the grand dreams. We all have to do it together,” he said.
As part of his push for digital payments, Modi asked the youth to capitalise on a scheme that entails cash rewards for those encouraging others to use the government’s Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) App for transactions.
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