The era when anyone could encroach on India’s land has gone. Now no one can dare to eye India’s border; Home Minister Amit Shah said this on April 10 in Kibithu in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Union Home Minister launched the ‘Vibrant Villages Programme’ in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kibithu, which aims to develop the border villages of India. Addressing a gathering in the border village, Home Minister Amit Shah said, “no one can encroach even a pin’s tip worth of our land” and that “no one has the power to cast an evil eye on us” as the Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Indian Army are guarding the borders.
The Home Minister further added, “The entire country can sleep peacefully in their homes today because our ITBP jawans and Army are working day & night on our borders. Today, we can proudly say that no one has the power to cast an evil eye on us”.
“Today, we say with pride that those days are over when anybody could encroach on India’s land. Today, no one can encroach even a tip of a pin’s worth of our land because ITBP and Indian Army are shielding our borders. I salute the sacrifices of all the jawans and because of the patriotism of our brave soldiers, Whoever came to encroach the land here in 1962 had to return.” Home Minister Amit Shah added.
He also mentioned that because of the Act East policy initiated by PM Modi, the entire region has changed in the last nine years. “Before 2014, the entire North East region was known as a disturbed region but in the last 9 years, because of PM Modi’s ‘Act East’ policy, North East is now considered an area which contributes to the development of the country,” Amit Shah added. He also said that Now Kibithu is not the last but first village of Bharat.
It should be mentioned that under the leadership of PM Modi, the Union Government has approved the Vibrant Village Program (VVP) with central components of Rs 4,800 crore, including Rs 2,500 crore exclusively for road connectivity for the Financial Years 2022-23 to 2025-26.
The VVP is a centrally sponsored scheme under which 2,967 villages in 46 blocks of 19 districts abutting the northern border in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and the Union Territory of Ladakh have been identified for comprehensive development. In the first phase, 662 villages have been identified for priority coverage, which includes 455 villages in Arunachal Pradesh.
The VVP will help in improving the quality of life of people living in identified border villages and encourage them to stay in their native locations, thereby reversing the outmigration from these villages and adding to the security of the border. It should be mentioned that the Union Home Minister stayed the night in the border area and had dinner with the jawans of ITBP and the Indian Army. On April 11, he will lay the foundation of the regional office of BJP in Dibrugarh in Assam.