New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the iconic week celebrations of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs here today. This week is being celebrated by Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ from 6th to 12th June 2022. Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of State for Corporate Affairs Rao Inderjit Sigh, Union Minister of State for Finance Pankaj Chaudhary and Union Minister of State for Finance Dr Bhagwat Kisanrao Karad also attended the inaugural programme.
The Prime Minister launched the National Portal for Credit Linked Government schemes – Jan Samarth Portal.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated a Digital Exhibition which traces the journey of the two Ministries over the past eight years.
The Prime Minister released a special series of ₹1, ₹2, ₹5, ₹10 and ₹20 coins. These special series of coins will have the theme of the logo of AKAM and will also be easily identifiable to visually impaired persons.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said whoever took part in the long struggle for independence, added a different dimension to this movement, and augmented its energy. Some adopted the path of satyagraha, some chose the path of weapons, some faith and spirituality, and some intellectually helped to keep the flame of freedom burning bright, today is the day when we acknowledge all of them.
Today when we are celebrating 75 years of independence, the Prime Minister stressed, it is the duty of every countryman to make a special contribution to the development of the nation at their own level. This is a moment to infuse the dreams of our freedom fighters with new energy and dedicate ourselves to new pledges, he said.
“Today when we move with the power of reform, simplification and ease, we attain a new level of convenience … We have shown in the last 8 years that if India collectively decides to do something then India becomes a new hope for the world. Today the world is looking at us not just as a big consumer market but looking at us with hope and confidence as a capable, game changing, creative, innovative ecosystem” , the Prime Minister said.
Addressing the gathering, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman thanked the Prime Minister for inaugurating the iconic week celebrations. During this week, we shall be recalling how each department in the Finance ministry and also in the Corporate Affairs Ministry has served the nation. The progress in India’s economy since 1947 is being captured through various different activities.
Nirmala Sitharaman said, “The emphasis is to have people-to-people contact, build awareness on what the Ministry of Finance & Corporate Affairs have done in these 75 years and not particularly what they have done in last 8 year under the leadership of our Prime Minister… The story of the Financial Inclusion has been captured in this video (Rupaya ka Rochak Safar) which is being shown to us. The impact of such Financial Inclusion has only resulted in greater coverage of credit for common citizens.”
In his welcome address earlier, Finance Secretary Dr T.V. Somanathan thanks the Prime Minister for motivating and guiding the Ministry in evolving the fiscal policies over the last 8 years. He outlined that in the upcoming iconic week, the Ministry of Finance & Ministry of Corporate Affairs will not only attempt to showcase strengths and achievements, but also to solicit suggestions and ideas. Our aim is to fulfil the dream of good governance through new ideas for the India of 2047, he underlined.