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Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Kankaria Carnival 2012 

A day is not far when Kankaria will become the Kid’s Capital of the Nation: Shri Modi 

Those studying the development in the economic, social and tourism spheres must take note of the development in the Kankaria Lakefront. Its development journey has been unique. Till yesterday no one came here but now so many people come: Shri Modi 

Kankaria Carnival has given an opportunity to children from the slum area. These children have been the carnival’s star attraction. If they get an opportunity they can do wonderful things. Their self-confidence rises and it even reflects in their ordinary lives. It gives them renewed strength: Shri Modi 

In the Kid’s City people can come and experience their dreams, they can live them. It will enhance their self-confidence: Shri Modi

 

 

On the evening of Tuesday 25th December 2012 Shri Narendra Modi addressed the people at the launch of the Kankaria Carnival 2012. Shri Modi spoke at length about the development of the Kankaria Lakefront and affirmed that a day is not far when it will become the ‘Kid’s Capital of the Nation!’

 

He said that those studying the development in the economic, social and tourism spheres must take note of the development in the Kankaria Lakefront. He said, “Its development journey has been unique. Till yesterday no one came here but now so many people come.”

Shri Modi thanked the people on the record victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2012 Gujarat Elections and pointed out that this is his first function after the conclusion of the elections.  He added that he would leave no stone unturned in upholding the trust that has been placed by the people of Gujarat and that the development journey of Gujarat will be carried forward to greater heights in the coming years.

Speaking about the Kankaria Carnival, Shri Modi said that since 2008 the Kankaria Carnival commences on 25th December, which is the birthday of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He described the Kankaria Carnival as a ‘Bal Utsav’ (a celebration of the spirit of our children).

Shri Modi stated that one notable aspect of the Kankaria Carnival is that it has given an opportunity to children from the slum area. He said, “These children have immense talent. Someone must bring that talent out. They must get an opportunity.” He added that for years, it is these children who have been the carnival’s star attraction. He pointed, “If they get an opportunity they can do wonderful things. Their self-confidence rises and it even reflects in their ordinary lives. It gives them renewed strength.”

Shri Modi talked about the emerging neo-middle class in Gujarat and how the Kankaria Lakefront is of immense importance in their lives. He said, “their dreams are like that of the upper classes but their condition is far behind. We are focusing on how to realize their dreams. Kankaria is an important place for them. To fulfill their dreams they had nowhere to go now they can come here with their children.”

Shri Modi envisioned Kankaria Lakefront to be a Kids Capital for the nation. He said, “In the Kid’s City people can come and experience their dreams, they can live them. It will enhance their self confidence.”

He lauded the people for their efforts to keep the Lakefront clean. He declared, “The Lakefront may have been built by the AMC but it is the people who have preserved this!”

A large number of people were present on the occasion.

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Virtual Meeting between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting today with H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The two leaders held discussions on the entire range of bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, human resource development, defence and security, development cooperation, connectivity, post-pandemic economic recovery and people-to-people ties. They expressed satisfaction at the pace of bilateral cooperation.

PM Hun Sen emphasised the importance that Cambodia attaches to its relations with India. Prime Minister Modi reciprocated the sentiment and stressed Cambodia’s valued role in India’s Act East policy. The leaders reviewed the robust development partnership between both countries, including capacity building programmes and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation framework. Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the historical and civilizational links between the two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoration of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connect between the two countries.

Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked India for providing 3.25 lakh doses of Indian-manufactured Covishield vaccines to Cambodia under Quad Vaccine Initiative.

The two leaders complimented each other on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia being celebrated this year. As part of these celebrations, Prime Minister Modi invited His Majesty the King of Cambodia and Her Majesty Queen Mother to visit India at a mutually convenient time.

The two leaders also exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Cambodia on assuming the Chairmanship of ASEAN and assured India’s full support and assistance to Cambodia for the success of its Chairmanship.