New Delhi : Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an able and competent contractor of social welfare.
He was addressing a function after releasing a coffee table book on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi titled "The Making of a Legend" along with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah.
Bhagwat said,"There is a drawback in our society that it always look for a contractor for its welfare. Now, our society has found an able and competent contractor (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) for social welfare. But the danger is that we might put the entire onus on the contractor's head and sleep. This shouldn't happen".
Lauding the life and work of Prime Minister Modi, the RSS chief further said, "The people who work for public welfare have a feeling of worship for the country. They feel that whatever is good for country is actually good for them."
Without mentioning the landmark formation of a majority non- Congress government in 2014, Bhagwat said the country was taken out of gloominess because there were people who believed this country could not be finished.
"Destiny has not permitted India to die," the RSS chief said.
Exhorting the people to work for the welfare of the country, Bhagwat said, "Today, Narendrabhai has become prime minister and is able to do many things. Tomorrow a situation may come that one who has to do something may not become prime minister. Then, the thought should and would be whether I become prime minister or not, I will do my work with full devotion and discretion."
Bhagwat appealed everyone to read the book and aspire to follow the qualities of Narendra Modi.
In his address, Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a nature of moving ahead while working like a normal party worker.
He outlined the achievements of Prime Minister Modi when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat for 12 years.
"The works done during Narendrabhai's tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister created a buzz. He resolved many problems in Gujarat that were decades old."
Shah further said that Prime Minister Modi had proved that there is no difference between developing a city and a village and that both could prosper if right policies are introduced and followed with transparency," Shah said.
He said that there are critics who question job creation during Prime Minister Modi' rule, but the Mudra Yojna has provided self employment opportunities to 7 crore 28 lakh poor unemployed youth.
"If the definition of employment is limited to only jobs, then it won't benefit country," Shah said.
The BJP president also highlighted other achievements of Narendra Modi government and also outlined the future plans of it.
The book has been produced by Sulabh International Social Service Organisation under direction of Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, a Padma Bhushan recipient. The biography has been compiled and written by Colonel (retired) Jaibans Singh.
While speaking about the book, Colonel (Retired) Jaibans Singh said, "It was with a sense of great humility and responsibility that I accepted the project to illustrate the legendary life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The book was conceived with the objective of acquainting the reader with the life journey of an extraordinary leader. It is designed to help understand his thoughts, his ideology and his vision for his country and his people."
"The book is also meant to serve as a motivation for the younger generation of the country to emulate their Prime Minister and strive to attain their true potential," he added. (ANI)