"Shri Narendra Modi files his nomination papers from Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency"
"I am grateful to BJP. I am sure that the voters of Vadodara will celebrate this festival of democracy with great enthusiasm, and vote in large numbers and make BJP victorious: Shri Modi in Vadodara"
"Vadodara has been my Karmabhoomi. I used to stay here for years and now I will get a chance to serve this place: Shri Modi"
"My education in the early years was possible due to the school built by the Gaekwad family: Shri Modi"
NDA’s Prime Ministerial candidate Shri Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers from Vadodara Lok Sabha Constituency in Gujarat, on the morning of 9th April.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Modi called Vadodara his ‘Karmabhoomi’ and recalled his early days spent in the city as an organization worker. He spoke of how he had begun by serving in Saurashtra, thereafter in North Gujarat and now in Central Gujarat. Shri Modi expressed happiness on being given the opportunity by the BJP Party to serve the city, and assured the people of good governance under his term.
Shri Modi also recollected his childhood days when he lived in his birthplace Vadnagar and pursued his primary education from a school run by the Gaekwads. He stated how Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad’s emphasis on education, especially girl child education, and aspects of irrigation and good governance, were significant in the development of Vadodara.
Shri Modi acknowledged the warm welcome given by the people of Vadodara and urged them to turn out in large numbers on April 30 and show their support for BJP by voting for the Lotus.
Before filing his nomination papers, Shri Modi had also held the ‘Vijay Vishwas rally’ in the city, which started from the Kirti Stambh and culminated at the collector’s office.
Top Ministers, BJP leaders and Karyakartas in large numbers were present during the occasion.
PM chairs high level meeting to review preparedness to deal with Cyclone Jawad
December 02, 2021
PM directs officials to take all necessary measures to ensure safe evacuation of people
Ensure maintenance of all essential services and their quick restoration in case of disruption: PM
All concerned Ministries and Agencies working in synergy to proactively counter the impact of the cyclone
NDRF has pre-positioned 29 teams equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipments etc; 33 teams on standby
Indian Coast Guard and Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations
Air Force and Engineer task force units of Army on standby for deployment
Disaster Relief teams and Medical Teams on standby along the eastern coast
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting today to review the preparedness of States and Central Ministries & concerned agencies to deal with the situation arising out of the likely formation of Cyclone Jawad.
Prime Minister directed officials to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated and to ensure maintenance of all essential services such as Power, Telecommunications, health, drinking water etc. and that they are restored immediately in the event of any disruption. He further directed them to ensure adequate storage of essential medicines & supplies and to plan for unhindered movement. He also directed for 24*7 functioning of control rooms.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that low pressure region in the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into Cyclone Jawad and is expected to reach coast of North Andhra Pradesh – Odisha around morning of Saturday 4th December 2021, with the wind speed ranging upto 100 kmph. It is likely to cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha & W.Bengal. IMD has been issuing regular bulletins with the latest forecast to all the concerned States.
Cabinet Secretary has reviewed the situation and preparedness with Chief Secretaries of all the Coastal States and Central Ministries/ Agencies concerned.
Ministry of Home Affairs is reviewing the situation 24*7 and is in touch with the State Governments/ UTs and the Central Agencies concerned. MHA has already released the first instalment of SDRF in advance to all States. NDRF has pre-positioned 29 teams which are equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipments etc. in the States and has kept 33 teams on standby.
Indian Coast Guard and the Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations. Air Force and Engineer task force units of Army, with boats and rescue equipment, are on standby for deployment. Surveillance aircraft and helicopters are carrying out serial surveillance along the coast. Disaster Relief teams and Medical Teams are standby at locations along the eastern coast.
Ministry of Power has activated emergency response systems and is keeping in readiness transformers, DG sets and equipments etc. for immediate restoration of electricity. Ministry of Communications is keeping all the telecom towers and exchanges under constant watch and is fully geared to restore telecom network. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued an advisory to the States/ UTs, likely to be affected, for health sector preparedness and response to COVID in affected areas.
Ministry of Port, Shipping and Waterways has taken measures to secure all shipping vessels and has deployed emergency vessels. The states have also been asked to alert the industrial establishments such as Chemical & Petrochemical units near the coast.
NDRF is assisting the State agencies in their preparedness for evacuating people from the vulnerable locations and is also continuously holding community awareness campaigns on how to deal with the cyclonic situation.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, DG NDRF and DG IMD.