CM meets Officers of Indian Forest Service in Gandhinagar

Published By : Admin | April 10, 2013 | 21:20 IST
"Gujarat Chief Minister meets Indian Forest Service Probationers from 20 states"
"“Good governance is solving people’s problems”"
"“Environment and development are complementary to one another” – Narendra Modi"

Gandhinagar, Wednesday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today told a visiting group of Indian Forest Service probationers from 20 states that good governance is to solve people’s problems. The administrative system is more of less the same across the country but there is need for change in the mindset for infusing service in the work culture.

These officers from the National Forest Academy, on a study tour of Gujarat, called on Mr. Modi and acquainted themselves on how Gujarat tackles challenges before good governance.

Mr. Modi said that team spirit is must for result and ‘Team Gujarat’ fulfils this need. There is need for clear-cut instructions on policy matters and administrative setup to ensure message percolates downstream and action taken report travels upstream. And for development is needed positive attitude. He said that one reason for the success of Gujarat’s good governance model is people’s participation.

He said that environment and development are complementary to each other; both are needed to lend speed. There is need for vision even for environment. He recalled that while World Bank refused to fund Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) dam on environmental grounds, but Gujarat showed grit to ensure the Narmada waters flow across the dam, which helped the state top in drinking water and social forestry. One has to learn how Gujarat nurtures greenery and preserves wildlife despite semi-arid zones and converts them into tourism. Gujarat is fast earning Green Credit points as it has adopted a policy of harnessing the Nature and not exploiting as is in vogue in the rich Western countries.

Mr. Modi said that Gujarat Government plans to start Green Schools in every district for public education and encourages young women to showcase forest protection skills in the Gir Forest.

Principal Forest Secretary H.K. Das and Probationer Group’s Convener S.K. Awasthi were present during the meeting.

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PM participates in Kullu Dussehra
October 05, 2022

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participated in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations at the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh today.

The Prime Minister was welcomed and facilitated upon his arrival. This was followed by the arrival of Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and it marked the commencement of the Rath Yatra. A huge crowd had gathered at the occasion to welcome the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister walked to the main attraction with lakhs of other devotees and paid his tributes to Bhagwan Raghunath. The Prime Minister greeted everyone present on the occasion with folded hands and witnessed the divine Rath Yatra along with the grand assembly of the deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. A historic occasion, this was the first time ever that the Prime Minister of India had participated in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

The International Kullu Dussehra Festival is to be celebrated from 5th to 11th October 2022 at Dhalpur Ground of Kullu. The festival is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of more than 300 Deities of the Valley. On the first day of the Festival, the Deities in their well-decorated palanquins pay their obeisance at the temple of the Chief Deity Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and then proceed to the Dhalpur Ground.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Thakur, and BJP State President, Shri Suresh Kumar Kashyap among others.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister had dedicated to the nation, AIIMS, Bilaspur. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Himachal Pradesh in Luhnu, Bilaspur.