Gandhinagar, Tuesday: Chief Minister Narendra Modi in his Diwali and New Year greetings wished six-crore Gujaratis greater prosperity with his mantra ‘Sauno Saath; Sauno Vikas’ for ‘Sadbhavna’ to take Gujarat to greater heights at a faster pace.
The message says:Community festivals are a necessity to take us out of prevailing stress, gloom, depression. They are like the herbal medicine for the call for change.
Gujaratis in India and abroad are known as travelers and revelers.
Gujarati community means ever-changing, progressive.
That is why everybody is overwhelmed by the capability of six-crore Gujaratis.
Gujarat never accepted adversities as fate accompli during the first decade of the 21st Century, not to be cowed down by calamities, always capable of converting challenges into opportunities.
Gujarat has the capacity to instill confidence into the mindset of Indians that they can take the country out of trust-deficit, depression and emergency-like situation.
Constant change, not static, is the key to development.
Constant struggle is the mantra of development.
There is no dilemma in the politics of development.
Resolutions are necessary, but also solution of problems.
There are just six-crore Gujaratis out of 120-crore Indians, but have given the mantra of ‘Sauno Saath, Sauno Vikas’, meaning ‘collective efforts, inclusive growth’ for all.
Gujarat has set new benchmarks of development in modern context, with the help of universal Panchtatva or Panchamtrit through Panchshakti, namely Jnanashakti, Urjashakti, Jalshakti, Rakshashakti and Janshakti, in a decade.
Gujarat never fostered narrow parochialism.
Gujaratis settled around the globe becomes synonymous with Global Gujarat.
Hundreds of nations have helped the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Global Investor Summit become a great success, showcasing Gujarat’s capability of promoting Sadbhavna – for peace, amity and harmony.
Six-crore Gujarati’s resolution for ‘Gujarat’s development is India’s development’ reflects their patriotism.
Transparent administrative policy is the way to remove corruption.
Revenue earned from taxes ploughed back in development, with the government going to the doorsteps of the poor with funds for meant for them.
Garib Kalyan Mela becomes the tool for empowerment of the poor to remove poverty.
In yet another initiative, Gujarat shows the path to the nation to canalize young talent through i-Create as Innovative Incubation Centres of excellence.
Krishi Mela helped sow the seeds of revolution of sorts in agriculture.
Gujarat took special steps for qualitiative improvement in education from primary school level to world-class specialized universities for human resource development.
Chiranjeevi Yojna, children’s nutritious food scheme, EMRI-108 have evoked compassion for welfare projects.
Gujarat has shown the path to people’s participation for development and reiterate its responsibility towards the Constitution.
Gujarat sets new work culture through Pro-People Proactive-Government (P2P2), SWAGAT to redress of people’s grievances online, decentralization of government through Aapno Taluko Vibrant Taluko (ATVT).
Gujarat model of development crosses new milestones across the state, be it tribal belt or coastline.
Gujarat’s flags fly high in India and abroad, as its march to development has been aptly and amply rewarded by a number of awards during the last decade.
Gujarat’s model is now increasingly being adopted by other States and the Centre.
Gujaratis feel proud of contributing to development, the greatest festival of all.
Let Gujarat’s flag continue to fly high during the New Vikram Samvat.