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"High powered delegation of members of USA House of Representatives and Businessmen meet Shri Narendra Modi in Gandhinagar"
"USA delegation visiting India to promote people to people contacts and diplomacy "
"Delegation includes Representative Cathy Rodgers, who serves as the Chair of the House Republican Conference, Representative Aaron Schock, an old friend of Gujarat and Representative Cynthia Lummis"
"USA Congressman and Congresswomen impressed with development journey of Gujarat "
"Shri Modi has brought a change in people’s lives. Looking forward to how we can work together: Representative Rodgers"
" Workers are valued here, it is a desirable place to live in because of Shri Modi’s leadership qualities: Representative Lummis "
"Gujarat has adopted a fast, inclusive and environment friendly process of development: Shri Modi "
"People participation key to Gujarat’s development model: Shri Modi "
"CM calls for the strengthening of democratic processes keeping in mind the larger good of the people "
"Our democratic ideals flow from ideals of humanity and in today’s world, the challenge before us compel is to work together even more seriously to strengthen democratic principles: Shri Modi "
"Humanitarian forces must come together and fight terrorism along with other challenges of poverty and unemployment: Shri Modi"

On Thursday 28th March 2013 Shri Narendra Modi met a high-powered delegation of members of USA House of Representatives and business leaders. The Members of the USA Congress who are a part of the delegation are Representative Aaron Schock (a Republican Congressmen from Illinois), Representative Cynthia Lummis (a Republican Congresswoman representing Wyoming), and Representative Cathy M. Rodgers (Republican Congresswoman from Washington state). Representative Rodgers also serves as the Chair of the House Republican Conference.

Welcoming USA delegation in the land of Mahatma Gandhi, Shri Narendra Modi spoke about the fast, inclusive and environment friendly process of development in Gujarat and stated that people’s participation is the key to the state’s development model. “With hardwork we have been able to create an impact in the country,” he stated.

The Chief Minister called for the strengthening of democratic processes keeping in mind the larger good of the people. “Mahatma Gandhi has been and is the biggest lighthouse in this journey. Gujarat, being the land of Mahatma Gandhi believes in these principles and has been at the forefront of nurturing such ideals and leading its people on the path of growth,” he opined. He said that USA is the oldest democracy of the world and India the largest and that both nations should remained committed to these principles. He affirmed, “our democratic ideals flow from ideals of humanity and in today’s world, the challenges before us compel is to work together even more seriously to strengthen democratic principles.”

In his speech Shri Modi also urged the need of humanitarian forces coming together in a time when forces challenges safety and security of mankind are very active. He declared that the humanitarian forces must come together and fight terrorism along with other challenges of poverty and unemployment.

Shri Modi talked about how Gujaratis have become a global community and how Gujaratis all over the world have received lot of love and affection from across the world. He wished the visiting American delegation a fruitful stay in India and thanked them for this wonderful beginning.

 

USA Congress Representatives laud Gujarat’s development journey 

The visiting American Congress Representatives were impressed by the development journey of Gujarat. Congresswoman Rodger was impressed with the economic development and controlling of corruption in Gujarat. She also stated that Shri Modi has made a difference in the people’s lives and looked forward to working together with Gujarat. 

Representative Schock pointed that the people in USA are keen to work with Gujarat and that the people are impressed with how the state has facilitated investment. He stated that there is enormous potential to work together with Gujarat. It may be recalled the Representative Schock congratulated Shri Modi for leading the BJP to a record victory in the 2012 Gujarat Assembly Elections on the floor of the USA House of Representatives. He had opined that Shri Modi ran on the platform of economic prosperity for all and was elected by people cutting across every religion, education and class of society.

Representative Lummis said that people want to come to Gujarat due to the state’s work culture that has been nurtured under the leadership of Shri Modi. She added that workers are valued here and is a desirable place to live due to Shri Modi’s leadership qualities.

Shri Modi had a one to one meeting with the three Congress Representatives as well.

During the interaction, senior officials of the Gujarat Government also made presentations. Secretary to CM, Shri AK Sharma gave a presentation on the investment opportunities in Gujarat, the DMIC, Dholera SIR. Chief Secretary Shri Varesh Sinha, Additional Chief Secretary to CM Shri K Kailashnathan, Additional Principal Secretary to CM Shri GC Murmu and Energy Secretary Shri DJ Pandian were present during the meeting.

The delegation is visiting India to promote ‘People to People Contacts & Diplomacy’ along with the Overseas Friends of BJP’s (OFBJP) ‘Global Community Over Reach Programme.’ This is a joint initiative by USA based National Indian- American Public Policy Institute and India based Delhi Study Group.

In addition to Gujarat, the visiting delegation will visit Bangalore, Tirupati, New Delhi Agra, Udaipur, Jaipur and Amritsar. The delegation will interact with Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Shri LK Advani and BJP President Shri Rajnath Singh. Shri Vijay Jolly and Mr. Shalabh Kumar will be a part of the delegation.

 

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his twelfth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to disbursement of scholarships/fellowships to students. He sought to know the reasons for the delay, and enquired about the progress of Aadhaar-linkage to disbursal of benefits to students. He urged the concerned officials to increase the speed of addressing grievances, and aim for quick and effective resolution of students’ issues with regard to scholarships and fellowships.

The Prime Minister reviewed the progress of vital infrastructure projects in the road, railway, steel and power sectors, spread over several states including Tripura, Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. The railway projects reviewed included the Akhaura-Agartala rail line, which will be a vital link between India and Bangladesh.

The Prime Minister reviewed the progress of modernization and expansion works for the Bhilai Steel Plant. Taking serious note of the delay in this project, he asked the Steel and Heavy Engineering Ministries to sort out all issues, and complete the project at the earliest.

Shri Narendra Modi reviewed the progress of the “waste to wealth” initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission. This includes both “waste to compost,” and “waste to energy” components. Various States gave details about the progress of works under this initiative.

Turning to the health sector, the Prime Minister reviewed the progress under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme, aimed at further reducing the incidence and mortality rate of the disease. He directed that necessary equipment for timely detection of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis be installed in the districts on priority. He also called for a review of the progress towards combating the disease to be undertaken at the district level.

The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards further reducing Infant Mortality Rate and Maternal Mortality Rate (IMR and MMR), and the initiatives that have been taken in various States in this regard.