Gujarat CM inaugurates Devka Vidyapith at Rameshbhai Oza’s birthplace

Published By : Admin | May 16, 2012 | 20:50 IST
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Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates Devka Vidyapeeth, founded by Pujyashri Rameshbhai Oza

In order to bring change, education is a must, glad Bhaishri took this initiative: Shri Narendra Modi

­­­Foundation laid for a New Gujarat within Gujarat along the long coastline of the state: Shri Narendra Modi

On Wednesday16th May 2012, Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated Devka Vidyapeeth, founded by respected Bhagwat Kathakar Shri Rameshbhai Oza ‘Bhaishri’ on a 40-bigha plot at his birthplace at Devka near Rajula on the Saurashtra coast. The new campus is based on rich values on the lines of ancient Gurukul system of education and has been developed by Ramesh Bhaishri to pay back his indebtedness to the society in collaboration with donors from nearby areas.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Modi recounted an anecdote from the life of noted general, General Cariappa. Shri Modi said that General Cariappa had all the respect and fame in the world, he commanded one of the best armies in the world and was known all over. Yet, General Cariappa felt most overwhelmed when his own native village in Karnataka honored him. When our own people do something for us, the feeling is different, Shri Modi pointed out, adding that one may be as big but some people and places will be different forever. Similarly, today’s day would be very different for Bhaishri Rameshbhai Oza as he is among his own people, said Shri Modi.

On the occasion, Shri Modi said that Bhaishri could have taken the ‘easier’ way out by building a Temple and calling some priests from Porbandar but he did not. Instead he did something that will echo in the minds of people for years to come- he built an educational institution.The Chief Minister saluted the efforts of Bhaishri and said that it was a divine heart that could come up with such a wonderful idea.

The Chief Minister said that in order to bring change, education is a must! He gave the example of Shyamji Krishnavarma, who echoed similar views a hundred years ago! Even Mahatma Gandhi realized the importance of the Indian system of education in order to instill patriotism free from Colonial indoctrination, which is why he established the Gujarat Vidyapeeth.

Shri Modi said that development was the only Mantra. He added that he put a special focus on education, concentrating on micro-level issues. He said that in the peak of summer the entire Government goes out into the villages of Gujarat asking the parents to educate their daughters. Shri Modi said that greater than the joy of being sworn is as Chief Minister is the joy of seeing a toddler going to school. Shri Modi said that earlier, the dropout rates were very high and girl students dropped out due to a lack of proper toilet facilities. The Chief Minister said that 60,000 toilets were built to ensure this does not happen again. The results are now for everyone to see- Gujarat has achieved 100% enrollment and dropout rate has reduced to mere 2% as compared to 40% earlier.

Shri Modi said that a day is not far when there will be a ‘New Gujarat within Gujarat’ on the coats on the state. He recounted the days when people would leave the coastal areas for greener pastures but this is no longer the case. Shri Modi said Gujarat’s 1600 km coastline is now to the gateway to India’s progress and Devka would play a big role in this too.

He ended by expressing profound gratitude for Bhaishri’s blessings and said that it is the blessings of 6 crore Gujaratis and seers like Bhaishri that Gujarat’s development journey surges ahead despite negativity of anti- Gujarat elements.

Ramesh Bhaishri thanked the donors for their contribution to the project. He wished children in the Vidyapeeth learn culture, attain success in life and serve the nation. He lauded the leadership qualities of Mr. Narendra Modi as the Chief Minister.

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October 03, 2022
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PM to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore
PM to inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur, whose foundation stone had also been laid by PM
PM to lay foundation stone of project for four laning of National Highway worth over Rs 1690 crore
Project will boost industrial development and tourism in the region
PM to lay foundation stone of Medical Device Park at Nalagarh and inaugurate Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla
PM to participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Himachal Pradesh on 5th October, 2022 where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore. At around 11:30 AM, Prime Minister will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur. After that, he will reach Luhnu Ground of Bilaspur at around 12:45 PM, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects and also address a public function. Prime Minister will reach the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu at around 3:15 PM, where he will participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

AIIMS Bilaspur

Prime Minister's vision and commitment to strengthen health services across the country is being showcased again through the inauguration of AIIMS Bilaspur. The Hospital, whose foundational stone was also laid by the Prime Minister in October 2017, is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

AIIMS Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 specialty & 17 super specialty departments, 18 modular operation theaters, 750 beds with 64 ICU beds. Spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines like ultrasonography, CT scan, MRI etc, Amrit Pharmacy & Jan Aushadhi Kendra and also a 30 bedded AYUSH block. The Hospital has also set up the Centre for Digital Health to provide health services in the tribal and inaccessible tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh. Also, specialist health services will be provided by the hospital through health camps in the inaccessible tribal and high Himalayan regions like Kaza, Saluni, and Keylong. The hospital will admit 100 students for MBBS Course and 60 students for nursing courses every year.

Development projects

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of around 31 km long project for four laning of the National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh on NH-105, worth over Rs. 1690 crore. The project road is a major connecting link for the traffic from Ambala, Chandigarh, Panchkula and Solan /Shimla going towards Bilaspur, Mandi and Manali. About 18 km stretch of this four-lane national highway falls under Himachal Pradesh and the remaining portion falls in Haryana. This highway will ensure better transport facilities in Nalagarh-Baddi, the industrial hub of Himachal Pradesh, and will also give a fillip to further industrial development in the region. It will also boost tourism in the state.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of about Rs 350 crore. MoUs of more than Rs. 800 crore have already been signed for setting up industries in this Medical Device Park. The project will significantly enhance employment opportunities in the region.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla. Costing about Rs 140 crore, the college will help make available trained manpower for hydro power projects, in which Himachal Pradesh is one of the leading states. It will help in upskilling the youth and providing ample job opportunities in the hydro power sector.

Kullu Dussehra

The International Kullu Dussehra Festival will 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. Prime Minister will witness this divine Rath Yatra and the grand assembly of the Deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. It will be the first time ever that the Prime Minister of the country is participating in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.