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With digital exhibition and coins, Modi & Sitharaman mark ‘Iconic Week’ of Amrit Mahotsav

With focus on reforms, 'Iconic Week' of Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Corporate Affairs is being celebrated between 6 and 11 June, as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'.

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New Delhi: “The country has borne the brunt of government-centric governance in the past. But, today, 21st-century India is moving ahead with the approach of people-centric governance,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he addressed civil servants at the ‘Iconic Week’ celebrations of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs at Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan Monday.

With a focus on reforms, ‘Iconic Week’ is being celebrated between 6 and 11 June, as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Modi added: “There was a time when policies and decisions in the country were government-centric. It means that, after a scheme started, it was the responsibility of the people to reach the government to avail benefits. In such an arrangement, the responsibility of the government and administration used to decrease.”

The PM also launched the Jan Samarth Portal, a national portal for credit-linked government schemes.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Jan Samarth Portal is a one-stop digital portal linking government credit schemes. Touted as a first-of-its-kind platform, it seeks to directly connect beneficiaries to lenders.

The main purpose of the portal is encouraging inclusive growth and development across sectors, by providing proper government benefits through simple and easy digital processes.

Modi also inaugurated a digital exhibition tracing the journey of the finance and corporate affairs ministries over the past eight years — since the Modi government has been at the Centre — and released a special series of Re 1, Rs 2, Rs 5, Rs 10 and Rs 20 coins.

These coins will bear the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav logo and be identifiable to those who are visually impaired.

The event was simultaneously held at 75 locations across the country, with all locations virtually connected to the main Vigyan Bhawan venue.

PM Modi at the ‘Iconic Week Celebrations’ of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Monday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi at the ‘Iconic Week’ celebrations of the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Corporate Affairs Monday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

 

PM Modi addresses civil servants at the Vigyan Bhawan event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi addresses civil servants at the Vigyan Bhawan event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The 'Iconic Week' celebrations are part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, which marks 75 years of Indian Independence | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The ‘Iconic Week’ celebrations are part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, which marks 75 years of Indian Independence | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi spoke of his government's push for "people-centric" governance | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi spoke of his government’s push for “people-centric” governance | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi also launched the Jan Samarth Portal, a national portal for credit-linked government schemes, at Monday's event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
PM Modi also launched the Jan Samarth Portal, a national platform for credit-linked government schemes, at Monday’s event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The event saw the PM inaugurating a digital exhibition tracing the journey of the finance and corporate affairs ministries over the past eight years, since the Narendra Modi government has been in power at the Centre | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
The event saw the PM inaugurating a digital exhibition tracing the journey of the finance and corporate affairs ministries over the past eight years, since the Narendra Modi government has been in power at the Centre | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, seen in the background here, was among the participants at the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, seen in the background here, was among the participants at the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chief Economic Advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran at the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Chief Economic Adviser V. Anantha Nageswaran at the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Nageswaran interacts with others during a tea break at the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Nageswaran interacts with others during a tea break at the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finance Secretary T V. Somanathan with Sanjay Malhotra, secretary, Department of Financial Services, Finance Ministry | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan with Sanjay Malhotra, Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Finance Ministry | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman with bureaucrats at Monday's event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with civil servants at Monday’s event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the event | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(Left) V. Srinivas, Secretary in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, talks to Vivek Johri, Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(Left) V. Srinivas, Secretary in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, talks to Vivek Johri, Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(Left) Revenue Secretary Tarun Bajaj, with Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Rajesh Verma | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint
(Left) Revenue Secretary Tarun Bajaj, with Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Rajesh Verma | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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