New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said India has set a target of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 and ‘Ni-kshay Mitra’ has taken charge of this movement against the disease.
“India has set a target of eradicating TB by 2025. Ni-kshay Mitra has taken charge of this movement against TB. Thousands of people are adopting TB patients in rural areas. This is the true strength of India. The youth is also contributing to achieving the target of eradicating TB by 2025,” PM Modi said during the 102nd episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat.’
The Prime Minister was speaking in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ on Sunday. The Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan (Ni-kshay Mitra Initiative) has been implemented by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
PM Modi also remembered Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and said, “Along with the bravery of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, there is a lot to learn from his governance and his management skills. The works done by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, especially regarding water management and the navy, increase the pride of Indian history even today.”
“The forts built by him, even after so many centuries, are still standing proudly in the middle of the sea,” he added.
Praising the efforts of people reviving a river in UP, PM Modi said, “In the Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh, people have revived an extinct river. The river’s source is also being developed as an Amrit Sarovar.”