Nirmala Sitharaman quotes Thiruvalluvar in the Budget speech
NEW DELHI: The Union finance minister quoted the Tamil poet and philosopher Thiruvalluvar in his presentation. In his Budget speech, he mentioned Thiruvalluvar's philosophy about what a good country he is.
She declared five jewels necessary for a good country while citing the saying 'Piniyinmai Selvam Vilaivinpam Emam Aniyenpa Naattiv Vaindhu' of Thirukkural, which translates that the jewels of a country are these five: without epidemic or disease, wealth, agricultural productivity or harvest, happiness And good defense.
For these five jewels, Sitharaman mentioned that the government noted everyone for schemes such as 'Ayushman Bharat' and the ease of making commercial classifications while adding that national security is the main priority of the Center.
Sitharaman released the budget for fiscal year 2020-21, promising to increase people's incomes and purchasing power, in an attempt to revive internal economic growth that has collapsed.