To take forward the initiative of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for a New India movement from 2017 – 2022, a Sankalp Se Siddhi (Attainment through Resolve) Programme was organized at Sri Ramalinga Sowdambigai College of Science and Commerce, Onappalayam, Coimbatore on 12 August, 2017. Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma graced the occasion.
The New India Movement 2017-2022 envisages an India free of Poverty, Corruption, Terrorism, Communalism, Casteism and Un-cleanliness. Speaking on the occasion the Union Minister drew the attention of the audience to the urgent need to reform and transform India, through a common resolve for positive transformation. The participants took the New India Pledge of “Come, let us together pledge for building a New India by 2022, a Clean India, a Poverty-free India, a Corruption-free India, a Terrorism-free India, a Communalism-free India, and a Casteism-free India”.
The pledge-taking ceremony was followed by performances of Thudumbattam, Thiruvathirakali and Bharathanatyam by the artists of South Zonal Cultural Center (SZCC), Tanjavur. Shri. C. R. Nandakumar; Secretary, Shri Ramalinga Sowdambigai College of Science and Commerce, Shri. V. Rajkumar and Principal, Dr P. Balasubramanian spoke on the occasion.