Prayagraj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj on Saturday and distributed assistive aids and devices to senior citizens and the differently-abled, at a distribution camp.Also Read - PM Modi to Lay Foundation of Bundelkhand Expressway, Distribute Assistive Aids in Prayagraj

Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel, Union minister of social justice and empowermentThawer Chand Gehlot and deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya were also present on the occasion. Also Read - 'May Indian Science Continue to Thrive', Tweets PM Modi As India Celebrates 34th National Science Day

The Samajik Adhikarta Shivir held at Prayagraj is the biggest ever distribution camp being conducted in the country in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered, number of appliances distributed and value of aids and appliances distributed.

PM’s address on the occasion

Speaking on the occasion, the PM said, ”During the time of earlier governments, such distribution camps were hardly organized, and such mega camps were very rare. In the last 5 years, our government has set up about 9 thousand camps in different parts of the country”.

Reiterating the motto of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, he said that the government is committed to working for everyone and that it is the government’s top priority to serve all the 130 crore people of the country.

“Earlier disabled people had to run from pillar to post to get help and no one did anything for them. But this was not acceptable to us. So working as your sewaks, we thought of all your needs and problems and strived to do away with them,” he added.

Further, he urged the differently-abled to actively participate in the creation of a new India.

He said, ”Proper participation of every differently-abled youth, the differently-abled child is necessary for the creation of a new India. Be it industry, service sector or sports field, the skills of the differently-abled are constantly being encouraged.”

The plan ahead

From here, he will now proceed to Chitrakoot to lay the foundation stone for the 296-km-long Bundelkhand Expressway.

Bundelkhand Expressway, which will pass through Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur and Jalaun districts will link the Bundelkhand area to the national capital through the Agra-Lucknow Expressway and the Yamuna Expressway.

Prior to the visit, the PM said, “I am eagerly looking forward to being among my sisters and brothers of Uttar Pradesh tomorrow. There will be programmes in Prayagraj and Chitrakoot which would focus on empowerment of Divyangjan, infrastructure, farmer welfare and more.”

To mark one year of the PM-Kisan scheme, Modi will also launch 10,000 Farmers Producer Organisations all over the country at Chitrakoot on Saturday.