Gujarat’s Khel Mahakumbh-2013 concluding function to be held at Shahibag Police stadium in Ahmedabad on February 13, 2013

Ahmedabad, Monday: The concluding function and prize distribution ceremony of the statewide month-long Khel Mahakumbh-2012, starting from village level to the state, will be held at the J.D. Nagarwala Police Stadium at Shahibag on February 13, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Revenue Minister Anandiben Patel, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, Sports Minister Ramanlal Vora and Minister of State for Law Pradeepsinh Jadeja will be the chief guests, besides Ahmedabad Mayor, Special Olympics Gujarat President and MLA Rakesh Shah, MP Kirit Solanki and Chief Secretary Varesh Sinha.

You can watch the event LIVE on the website


Shri Narendra Modi at the Khel Mahakumbh Closing Ceremony on 13th Feb 2013

The month-long Khel Mahakumbh 2012-13 that saw spectacular participation from athletes from across the length and breadth of Gujarat will come to conclusion on 13th February 2013.

Amidst the inspiring presence of Hon’ble CM of Gujarat, the winners will receive the prestigious awards!

“If sports do not hold significance in our life, we cannot nurture sportsman spirit as a “Sanskar” in our society and without such “Sanskars”,the society cannot flourish! – Shri Narendra Modi

Don’t miss to witness the grandeur of the event & the invigorating speech of Shri Narendra Modi!

Watch LIVE Date – 13th Feb, 2013 Time – 5.00 pm onwards

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Indian Army conducts surgical strikes at several launch pads across LoC to pre-empt infiltration by terrorists
Surgical Strikes across LoC: Significant casualties caused to terrorists and those providing support to them

Indian army DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh today held a press conference regarding the surgical strikes at the Line of Control. Here is the statement made DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh:

It has been a matter of serious concern that there has been continuing and increasing infiltration by terrorists across Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. This is reflected, amongst others, in the terrorist attacks on 11 and 18 September 16 in Punch and Uri respectively. Almost 20 infiltration attempts have also been foiled by the Army at or close to the Line of Control during this year.

During these terrorist attacks and infiltration attempts, we have recovered various stores including GPS and items that clearly indicate their origins in Pakistan. Furthermore, captured terrorists hailing from Pakistan or Pakistan Occupied Kashmir have confessed to their training and arming in Pakistan or territory under its control. The matter had been taken up at highest diplomatic levels and through military channels. India has also offered consular access to these apprehended terrorists for Pakistan to verify their confessions. Furthermore, we had proposed that fingerprints and DNA samples of terrorists killed in Punch and Uri could be made available to Pakistan for investigation.

Despite our persistent urging that Pakistan respect its January 2004 commitment for not allowing its soil or territory under its control to be used for terrorism against India, there has been no let up in infiltration and terrorist actions from across the Line of Control. If damage was limited, this was primarily due to the efforts of our soldiers deployed in our multi-tiered counter-infiltration grid that has been effective in neutralizing infiltrating terrorists. The Indian Armed Forces have been extremely vigilant in the face of this continuing threat.

Based on receiving specific and credible inputs that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along Line of Control to carryout infiltration and conduct terrorist strikes inside Jammu and Kashmir and in various metros in other states, the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes at several of these launch pads to pre-empt infiltration by terrorists. The operations were focussed on ensuring that these terrorists do not succeed in their design to cause destruction and endanger the lives of our citizens.

During these counter terrorist operations significant casualties were caused to terrorists and those providing support to them. The operations aimed at neutralizing terrorists have since ceased. We do not have any plans for further continuation. However, the Indian Armed Forces are fully prepared for any contingency that may arise.

I have been in touch with Pakistan Army DGMO and have informed him of our actions. It is India’s intention to maintain peace and tranquillity in the region. But we cannot allow the terrorists to operate across the Line of Control with impunity and attack citizens of our country at will. In line with Pakistan’s commitment in January 2004 not to allow its soil or territory under its control to be used for attacks against India, we expect the Pakistani army to cooperate with us to erase the menace of terrorism from the region.