This week marked the completion of eight glorious years of the Narendra Modi Government and Blitz India carries a special package of stories on the subject in the current issue. The Cover Story analyses the Modi Government’s brilliant strategy of creating a bucket of welfare schemes, each addressing a basic need, and their transparent and corruption-free implementation through the Direct Benefit Transfer mode, with Garib Kalyan Sammelan as the news peg.
A supporting story deals with the transformation that has come about in India’s political landscape since 2014, when Narendra Modi led his party to a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha. It quotes facts and figures to bring home the point that Modi has earned the trust of the voters because he promises inclusive growth besides demonstrating the capacity to deliver on his promises. In that sense, says our report, the beneficiaries as a block of loyal voters have turned out to be the BJP’s antidote to vote-bank politics.
The Rising India page carries a story on how within eight years as the country’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has emerged as the most sought-after leader on the global stage. The page also carries a box on the copious praise showered by Quad leaders on India’s leading role under PM Modi in the global war against Covid-19.
Apart from the bouquet of special reports, we also cover PM Modi’s recent visit to Rajkot, on one of the news pages. Speaking at an event there, he highlighted the BJP-led Government’s accomplishments over the last eight years and emphasised that the party has been working towards building the India that Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel had dreamt of.
A ‘temple of modern healthcare’ in Mumbai is the subject of our Centrespread. Blitz India focuses on PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre, which started as a small outdoor clinic in 1951 and has today become one of the leading multi-specialty tertiary care hospitals in the country. Our report dwells on the guiding principles behind the hospital, the array of healthcare facilities that it provides, its focus on research, technology integration and the philanthropic work that it has been carrying on.
Norway is our Globetrotting destination this week. The story traces the history of the kingdom and describes how the economic and commercial relations between India and Norway are on the upswing since Prime Minister Modi’s outreach to the Nordic countries. Enjoy the weekly package!