Devote yourself to service: PM Modi to BJP MPs

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked his party MPs to dedicate themselves to seva (service) as the BJP begins its ‘Social Nyay Pakhwada’ or social justice fortnight from April 7.

Asking BJP MPs to participate in the party’s programs during the two-week campaign, the Prime Minister listed some of the welfare schemes launched by the central government and urged them to reach out to every section of the society to spread awareness .

The Prime Minister was speaking at the BJP Parliamentary meeting on Tuesday, a day before celebrating the 42nd Foundation Day of the BJP.

The meeting made a special mention of the party’s growth in the Northeast and its increased size in the Rajya Sabha – the BJP now has 101 MPs in the Upper House. BJP President JP Nadda congratulated Modi for this achievement.

According to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, the Prime Minister asked the MPs to actively participate in the party’s programmes. “He should dedicate himself to the service,” Joshi quoted the prime minister as saying.

Modi also asked MPs to visit schools to motivate students to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Each MP was given two orange caps, bearing the party’s name or symbol, as worn by the Prime Minister during his recent visit to Gujarat. Some MPs were also wearing caps with Modi’s photo.

Nadda on Monday held a meeting of party general secretaries to finalize the party’s programs during the Social Justice Fortnight.

On the first day, party MPs and workers will throw light on the impact of health insurance programs ‘Ayushman Bharat’ and ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendra’ under which medicines are sold at subsidized rates.

Joshi said plans to build houses for the poor and pipe-water supply to every household will be at the center of the campaign on April 8 and April 9 respectively. He said that on April 12, BJP leaders and workers will throw light on the Kovid-19 vaccination program.

BJP workers will also dedicate a day each to spread awareness about the ongoing free food grains scheme, reach out to scheduled tribes, contact workers in the unorganized sector, highlight financial inclusion schemes and nutrition programmes.

The MPs are also expected to participate in the cleaning and rejuvenation of ponds in their areas as part of the ongoing ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.