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Narendra Modi - NAMO for Nobel 2015 - campaign by Citymag

A first campaign of its own kind, we are committed to get most deserving candidate, our PM, NAMO to get the Nobel Prize in 2015. Lets all join this campaign and lets vote for NAMO for Nobel price 2015.

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Narendra Damodardas Modi , born 17 September 1950, is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since May 2014.Modi, a leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), previously served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat state from 2001 to 2014. He is currently the Member of Parliament (MP) from Varanasi.

Narendra Modi is usually also called as NAMO in short form.

Swachh Bharat or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Hindi: स्वच्छ भारत अभियान, English: Clean Indian Mission) is a national level campaign by the Government of India covering 4041 statutory towns to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country.

This campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself wielded broom and cleaned a road. The campaign is India's biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and schools and colleges students of India participated in this event. The mission was started by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, nominating nine famous personalities for this campaign, and they take up the challenge and nominate nine more people and so on(like the branching of a tree). It has been carried forward since then with famous people from all walks of life joining it. Since it has started, it has just become a craze among Indian masses, and has become viral within no time, almost everywhere people are organizing campaigns to keep their area clean.

1. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

This was announced by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Indian Independence Day & launched on 2 Oct 2014.Gandhi Jayanti.On this day, Modi addressed the citizens of India in a public gathering held at Rajghat, New Delhi, India and asked everyone to join this campaign.[6] Later on this day, Modi himself swept a parking area at Mandir Marg Police Station followed by pavement in Valmiki Basti, a colony of sanitation workers, at Mandir Marg, near Connaught Place, New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself took a lead as he cleaned a public area in a colony inhabited by sanitation workers. However, beyond the symbolism of wielding a broom and sweeping, the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has realistic goals. It needs the support of all stakeholders, the Government, the public and the corporates.

The Government itself will spend over Rs 62,000 crore on the programme, with the aim to stop open defecation, build and maintain quality toilets, eradicate manual scavenging, municipal solid waste management and, bring about an attitudinal shift in people.

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan appeals to people to take the cleanliness pledge today. “This is a beautiful idea by our PM. We all must support this campaign of Swachh Bharat,” Aamir Khan said.Indian film actor Aamir Khan supported and encouraged this initiative and told that he would be happy if he is invited into this campaign.[13] Urban Development Minister, M. Venkaiah Naidu, picked up the broom to clean cyclone-hit port city of Visakhapatnam in southern state of Andhra Pradesh, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanliness campaign.

Companies, such as Airtel and TCS have already pledged Rs 100 crore each for building toilets for girls in schools. The PSUs (Public Sector Undertaking), apart from their commitment to build toilets, organised a ‘Swachhta Shapath’ where the employees took a formal oath to keep their surroundings clean.

Industry bodies, such as CII launched the Sanitation of Schools (SoS) programme, which aims to construct nearly 10,000 toilets in schools, in 2015–16.In total, the private and public companies have together pledged to build around 2.5 lakh toilets just in schools across the country.

Some companies have taken the Clean India movement beyond just building toilets. National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), for instance, has assured that it would provide sanitation facilities to 150 schools in Odisha in addition to organising cleanliness drives at its residential townships and office premises.

Among privately-held companies, Eureka Forbes participated in cleaning the Mangalore Railway Station and made a commitment to take its cleanliness drive to railway stations and police stations all across India.Many companies have also come forward to keep the historical monuments clean. For instance, the Oil and Natural Gas Commission Limited (ONGC), has come forward to adopt twelve destinations including the Taj Mahal, Lal Quila, Jantar Mantar and Purana Quila, which they will keep clean at their own expense.

A lot of Bollywood celebrities have joined PM Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign and recently, Amitabh Bachchan extended his support to the drive. The veteran actor was seen with a broom sweeping the streets and even picking up collected garbage. Dressed in a tracksuit, Big B set an example of cleanliness for his fans. He also posted on microblogging site, twitter, "It was 'Swach Bharat Abhiyaan' .. went on the streets and broomed and collected dirt to clean up the place. The 'Swach Bharat Abhiyaan' .. personalised !! Let every one deserve to be involved.

2. International Day of Yoga

The United Nations on Thursday declared that June 21 will be International Day of Yoga, adopting a measure proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said yoga lets people "discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature."

The 193-member UN General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing a day to commemorate the ancient practice, which Modi called for in September during his inaugural address to the world body.

3. Corruption

Illicit/Black Money: A SIT (Special Investigation Team) has been set up under the leadership of retired SC Judge MB Shah to bring back the $500bn (estimated) black money that has flown out of India since Independence.

Nepotism: The government has sent a mandate to all ministers regarding appointment of their staff and has made it clear that they cannot pick family members or relatives. The appointment would be made from a common pool of candidates which will be decided by the Department of Personnel & Training’s Appointments Committee of Cabinet, which is part of the PMO.

4. Governance

Speedier decision making: After consolidating a bunch of ministries to harness synergies, Modi has also clarified that crucial decisions on strategy and execution will rest with the PMO.

E-Governance: The environment ministry under Mr. Prakash Javadekar has launched a system for online submission of applications for environment clearance. This move is to ensure transparency, accountability and faster decision making.

Abolishing GoMs and EGoMs: Mr. Modi has abolished 30 active GoMs and EGoMs constituted by the previous UPA govt.GoMs and EGoMs are panels constituted by the government to oversee important decisions when the Ministries themselves were unable to sort things out. This is a redundant level in the decision-making hierarchy and has resulted in unwarranted delays and backlogs.

MP HR workshop: The ongoing workshop cum training program for the newly elected MPs will have the senior leaders like Sushma Swaraj, Venkahaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley address, teach and train the rookies in parliamentary proceedings, rights and duties as MPs, on how to spend their MPLAD fund for their constituencies, parliamentary etiquette, usage of social media, public conduct etc.

Running the government: like a corporate machine: The Central Government, under Mr. Modi is trying to incorporate a 'corporate' culture in the government by instating "Employee of the month" awards on the basis of performance.

Quality (ISO 9001) certification for the government: The Indian goverment under Mr. Narendra Modi is trying to form theWorld's first ISO 9001 certified government.

5.International Relations

Pakistan: In talks with Nawaz Sharif, PM of Pakistan, Modi firmly put his foot down demanding that Pakistan curb terrorism arising from their territory. Following up on this, Sushma Swaraj, Minister, External Affairs, echoed the same sentiment and said, "The voice of talks gets lost in the sound of bomb blasts."

China: The new government has re-initiated talks with their counterparts in China. A formal invitation for meeting was sent to the Chinese premiere. The External Affairs Minister of China, Wang Yi, would be visiting India on June 8.

Bhutan: Narendra Modi's first official visit after becoming PM was to our small neighbor to the north-east. As to why this was an important visit and what was the purpose as well as the outcome, read:

Bangladesh: Sushma Swaraj's Bangladesh visit discussed major issues like Visa process simplification, LBA (Land Boundary Agreement), Teesta river water sharing and cooperation on infrastructure.

6. Strategy and Policy

"10 -point, 100-day" agenda: In an effort to speed up the decision making process and get rid of 'policy-paralysis' for which the UPA regime was severely criticized for, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his ministers to prepare a list of issues that they will take up in the first 100 days in office, with a focus on efficiency, delivery systems and implementation. The PM also has a list of top 10 priorities with regards to governance.

A completely new ministry for entrepreneurship: For the first time in the history of Independent India, a new Ministry of Entrepreneurship has been created which will help to produce more entrepreneurs and business men in India. The ministry will be headed by Mr. Sarabanad Sonowal.

7. Infrastructure

100 smart cities and housing for all: The urban development minister, Venkaiah Naidu, in a press conference stated that top priority for his ministry would be to: Bring back home loan interest rate to around 7% from existing 10%+; Build 100 smart cities to accommodate the every increasing urban population; Provide housing for all by 2022 with a PPP model

Irrigation: ‘Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sinchayee Yojana’ which was promised in the BJP Manifesto. Insurance: 'Krishi Amdani Beema Yojana '

Ganga cleaning and restoration (Uma Bharti): Uma Bharti, minister for water resources and river development, had been charged with a crucial responsibility i.e. to clean the Ganges and restore it to its pristine past status.
Uma Bharti has said that a comprehensive plan for cleaning and restoration of Ganga as well as for promoting tourism and transport will be ready in the next 90 days. On the plan, 4 ministries are working in tandem. They are also be working along with scientists from IIT Roorkee and IIT Kanpur.

The "Diamond Quadrilateral" Project: The government is planning to construct a high-speed rail network connecting the major cities in India to reduce the commute time. The plan is to introduce high-speed bullet trains and semi-high speed trains in India. High speed trains will run at ~350 km/h and semi-high speed trains at 160-200 km/h.

The existing rail track network will need to be upgraded as well as security measures need to be upgraded. After the passenger trains are upgraded, similar steps will be taken for freight trains as well.. The first trial run of the semi high speed trains will take place on Jul 3, 2014.

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