Source: News Bharati English06 Apr 2017 14:12:59

Sahibganj, April 06: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of a multi-modal terminal on the River Ganga in Jharkhand, a project which is an important component of the proposed national waterway between Varanasi and Haldia. Modi laid the foundation stone for various development projects in Sahebganj in Jharkhand.

Prime Minister Modi lauded various thoughtful initiatives taken by Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das and remembered freedom fighter Bhagwan Birsa Munda expressing his delight for visiting the land associated with the great laurel of Jharkhand.

Several development works are being launched that will benefit the Santhal Pargana. Through development, we want to serve the tribal communities. Quicker development will lead to quicker empowerment. Today we begin work on a big project over the Ganga, that will link Bihar and Jharkhand. This project will ensure faster development.

In addition to highways and railways, we are focussing on waterways. As far as infrastructure is concerned, we are ensuring that the infrastructure is also environment-friendly. Jharkhand will connect rest of India to North East with waterways, Modi said.

PM Modi also congratulate the Jharkhand Government for harnessing solar energy. He said, "In this century, no citizen of India should live in darkness. LED bulbs not only save energy but also electricity bills, he said.

Adivasi Santhal boys and girls in Police force

The Prime Minister distributed Certificate of Appointment of the constables of newly formed Paharia Special India Reserve Batallion. Modi praised the attitude of Santhal boys and girls who have been trained with rigorous police training and now set to protect the citizen of Jharkhand.

The PM said that the poor of India want to lead a life of dignity and they want opportunities to prove themselves. I have faith in their skills. Those who have looted the poor will have to return to the poor what they have looted.