"Bijapur excelled and so we made a decision to launch the ambitious health scheme from here on Ambedkar Jayanti", Modi said during his hour-long speech and hoped what Bijapur can achieve in 100 days the remaining aspirational districts can also do so.
"I seek to remove the "backward" label from the 115 districts and call them Aspirational Districts", said the PM.
The scheme, branded Ayushman Bharat and also known as Modicare, will create a primary-healthcare network and also cover annual costs of up to Rs 5 lakh a family for free treatment of serious illnesses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi caused a bit of a surprise when he took the Delhi metro on Friday from an underground station near his official residence. Kovind, who flagged "right to equality" and "universal franchise" as two biggest contributions of the Constitution, appeared to nudge the Dalit community to avoid extremes in search of their objectives.
"It will be a no-holds-barred interaction with Prime Minister Modi, in a manner and format never witnessed before", said Vijay Chauthaiwale, in charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Foreign Affairs Department.
"On occasion of Ambedkar jayanti I appealed the youths not to take up arms and ruin their life". But at least think about those who are leading them. So were more than 100 other districts in the country.
Like everyone else, Union Health Minister JP Nadda, who was standing next to the Prime Minister when he decided to make it a memorable moment for the woman, was also taken aback.
On the 127th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar, Prime Minister on Saturday invoked the Dalit icon multiple times in a speech in the Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. PM Modi inaugurated a new rail line and a passenger train. This was the Modi's fourth visit to Chhattisgarh, where assembly elections are due later in the year. "They are not residents of your state, keep themselves safe but get your children killed", Modi said.