Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the country’s first inland waterway terminus to the nation made in Ramnagar, Varanasi on the Ganges river. This first terminal built at a cost of Rs 5,369 crore has been constructed under the Water Development Project with the help of World Bank by the Inland Waterways Authority of India. This terminal is part of an ambitious project to promote inland water transportation as a cheap and environmentally friendly means of transportation. This will easily carry one lakh tonnes of freight traffic from Varanasi to Haldia every month. Made-up from Multi-Modal Terminal in Ramnagar will be available in many countries including Haldia and Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar. It also expects one lakh 60 thousand people to get indirect direct employment.
The government has set a target of 15% of freight traffic in the country through National Waterways. Under this, plans are being made to transform 111 rivers into waterways. In collaboration with the proposed Eastern Freight Corridor Corridor and National Highway II, National Waterway-1 makes Eastern Transport Corridor of the country. When this network of transport is ready, the national capital region will be connected to the east traffic corridor of eastern and northeast states. A large part of the goods transported to North India now reaches the road through Kandla and Mumbai ports, which will have more cost of transportation.
Energy efficient, economical, environmentally friendly, low cost of maintenance, more sustainable capacity of vessels, less land acquisition and the safest of transporting dangerous cargo, all of which are the benefits of water transport. Today our roads are the most vulnerable in the world under the pressure of population. According to an estimate, road accidents in the country are losing about 70 to 75 thousand crore rupees annually. Then the fuel is constantly getting expensive. In this way, water transport is a more economical and environmentally friendly medium compared to rail and road transport. However, there are some obstacles in the way of internal water transport, such as the lack of contact facilities till the end, lack of modern shipments, low interest in private investment, Low width of canals and boat accidents on rivers. In such a situation, policy makers need to work very carefully and stay active in the direction of preserving the natural path. At the same time, there will be a concrete plan and new environment for the reliability of the water transport system, so no one can stop the rejuvenation of this area. In 2014, the Rakesh Mohan Committee had suggested to build the grid by developing waterways in the country and making the transportation affordable and adding road, water, air and rail routes to flood the population. Now the time has come for fast execution on it. Suggesting to create a grid by adding air and rail routes. Now the time has come for fast execution on it. Suggesting to create a grid by adding air and rail routes. Now the time has come for fast execution on it.
The summit of ASEAN countries organized in Singapore for India is achieving achievements both commercially and strategically. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Singapore began with addressing the Finitech Festival. Modi is the first government head of India, who has the opportunity to address the world’s largest finance and technology program. This means that the ASEAN countries have accepted India as the emerging power of the world. Prime Minister Modi once again believed in the power of youth and again invited India to invest in FineTech companies as a preferred destination for investment. Among hundreds of experts in the World Finitech Fest, Prime Minister Modi launched an Epix from Banking Solution, which will connect two billion people of twenty-three world countries including India who do not have bank accounts. It is evident, This will make the economy a leap in the economy. Prime Minister Modi met American Vice President Mike Pains other than the East Asian Summit.
The two leaders have discussed various aspects of bilateral and controlling importance, including the need to maintain defense and trade cooperation, the ways of dealing with terrorism, the free and open of the Indian Pacific region. During Prime Minister Modi’s meeting with US Vice-President Mike Pence, without mentioning Pakistan on the issue of terrorism, it is the birthplace of terrorism. He clearly stated that the entire world should be united on Pakistan-sponsored terrorism with India and the United States. Actually taking part in the last elections of the party of Mastermind Hafiz Saeed of Mumbai attack is a threat to world peace. It is believed that between Modi and Pence there has been a concrete discussion about China’s activism in the Indian-Pacific region. America, Some other countries, including India and Japan, are also in favor of making the Indian-Pacific region open and prosperous. In the center of the conversation with Modi’s Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, the issue of Indian-Pacific region was also involved. If India, the US, Japan and Australia are united on the issue of Indo-Pacific, then the activism of China can be restrained.
Famous historian Laurence Rosenthal, while describing the phenomenon of transforming natural patriotism into aggressive nationalism, has said that new nationalism has divided our national sentiment into aggressiveness and in the footsteps of aggression, which advocates loyalty within its group , And argues against others to be frighteningly offensive. Not only this, aggressive nationalism at the sociological level also defines human relations in the context of social groups such as family and tribals, where primarily the emphasis is on empowering nationalism through family, caste, tribe, religion, culture etc. it happens.
While discussing nationalism, it is very important for us to understand that nationalism and patriotism are different concepts. It is obvious that patriotism and patriotism can not be one in such. Patriotism is a natural and natural feeling, while nationalism is a committed feeling and even imposed to some degree, which is invasive in its original form. Nationalism is actually a rough form of patriotism or loyalty to the country. Nationalists present their country and values by extending it-that is, my country is the greatest. They are highly valued on the values and abilities of their country, in which the popular culture and media of that country work to make melting pot. It is said that they work in spreading rumors in a manner that is not only common man but also the literate, journalist, musician, Artists and playwright also come in. Even many great-minded politicians also go unknowingly to reinforce this feeling. This feeling of superiority to culture and culture of other countries in other countries is actually a false consciousness.
According to human scriptures, no culture is neither great nor lowly. Culture is only culture. Aggressive nationalism is so narrow that it denies the good tendencies of any other country and group, while insists on giving its own mistakes a higher standard. He understands a particular religion, group, culture and idea only in the countryside, while others call it extermination. Similarly, exhilarating military power is also a distinctive feature of aggressive nationalism. In order to fill the feeling of nationalism among people, in general, the use of national symbols, along with history, Language and behavior are also made aggressive. In order to give a shape to its agenda, nationalist leaders take on sharing their own people. For the domestic problems, they are made a scapegoat by blaming a particular group. Minorities can be targeted under this policy of looking for scapegoat, where a scathing perception about a particular breed or tribal group can be used for the alleged internal threat.
It is known that this anger of the ruling class nationalist sings itself to establish or maintain its supremacy. If you look at the above theoretical concepts related to nationalism, then it is soon clear that the present power is progressing on the path of offensive nationalism. In the way that Jews were made eligible for hatred during the Nazi regime in Germany, today the minorities, especially the Muslims and Christians, are spreading hatred towards their country, they are being marked as anti-national. Today the situation is that the Indian nation is discriminating between its own citizens and making nationalism even more ugly. Violence against minorities and nothing else; The same is the practical aspect of nationalism. The donation of a particular group is necessary for climbing the invasion of aggressive nationalism. This is being done with minorities in our country. Along with the government, its supporters believe that Muslims and Christians are traitors. It is not a secret, because they continue to express their belief.
But have we ever thought, where will this nature of nationalism take us and not only to India but to humanity how much it will be harmed? In this context, we should be aware that one of the major reasons for the first and second world war was aggressive nationalism. That is why Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Rabindranath Tagore etc. have vociferously criticized such nationalism. It is a different matter that the occupants of the central government are busy spreading their unwanted behavior. I do not mean to say that due to aggressive nationalism, there were two world wars in Europe, In the same way, there will be a world war due to the growing aggressive nationalism in India. But we are also seeing that due to this, souring is increasing in our relationships from Nepal to other neighboring countries. Such nationalism itself will prove to be the most dangerous for our country itself. To promote nationalism today, it is being advocated to set up think-tank in colleges and universities and provide military training to them. Now nationalism will climb up the tank. Social harmony today seems to be fragmented. The mutual trust is most important for the country’s internal strengthening development.
The stream of development can sometimes be swift and slow, and there is no major loss to it, but if we are divided among ourselves, then development will also be lost. Today we are told that proudly say that we are Hindus, while being born in a country, religion or caste is neither a matter of pride nor shame. We pride ourselves on our accomplishments, and not in a particular country or race. Needless to say, aggressive nationalism will weaken us, even if it is the annals of war, pride of the sword or pride of being a Hindu.