PM Modi launches India's first wellness centre under Ayushman Bharat

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"A person from a backward class like me could become Prime Minister because of Dr. Babsaheb Ambedkar", he said. The tribal dominated and also restive region claimed a place in history with the inauguration of these ambitious projects.

Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated a new rail line and a passenger train between Gudum and Bhanupratapur, bringing north Bastar region on railways' map.

The districts are Bijapur, Narayanpur, Bastar, Kanker, Kondagaon, Sukma and Dantewada. Under Ayushman Bharat scheme, government aims to set up 1.5 lakh wellness centre by 2022 that will leverage on comprehensive primary health care for preventive, promotive and curative care.

Narendra Damodardas Modi (Gujarati: [nəreːnd̪rə d̪ɑːmoːd̪ərəd̪ɑːs moːd̪iː], born 17 September 1950) is the 15th and current Prime Minister of India, in office since 26 May 2014. Additionally, under the scheme, the government has made a decision to set up the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), and work is underway to determine the beneficiaries and hospital entitlement under the scheme.

Modi also said that the people behind the violent activities were from outside the state and it was they who were responsible for the death of local youths.

Mr Modi said Babasaheb enshrined the rights of weaker and marginalised sections of society in the Constitution.

He also said the government was working on a plan to provide insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh per year to 10 crore families for covering serious diseases. Instead they use youngsters as shields to achieve their goals.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to security forces who lay down their lives to ensure the fruits of development reach the last man in the queue.

Prime Minister began his address by leading the crowds to chant Jai Bhim. "You need not pick arms and destroy your lives", said addressing a function on the occasion of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar birth anniversary when he launched the "Ayushman Bharat" here.

"The consciousness in the communities which have been left behind in the race of development is because of Babasaheb", the PM told the gathering.

The Prime Minister also distributed the aiding equipments and certificates to the beneficiaries of various government schemes.