Shri Modi at Khoobsurat Gujarat-the cultural celebrations on the evet of Republic DayOn the eve of Republic Festival, Chief Minister Mr Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced to launch the ‘Gram SWAGAT On-Line Redressal programme’ in the State from 1st Feb. He was speaking at ‘Khubsurat Gujarat Cultural event’ at Vanita Vishram ground in Surat.
Dr Smt Kamlajee, Governor of Gujarat, presided over the cultural show. She called upon the citizens to realize the goal of national unity, fraternity and development.
On the occasion, Governor said that India has become a developed nation; however, we have to work for eradicating poverty, unemployment, backwardness and discrimination on the basis of religion and castes.
Governor noted that Chief Minister’s vision for organizing the vibrant summit is aimed to make Gujarat the best state. She gave compliments to Mr Modi for his dedicated endeavors which are designated to offer a great impetus to the pace of development.
“Celebrations of national festival enkindle patriotism. They must be turned into development festivals through immense participation from people at large. Under the same resolution, Gujarat has replenished national pride among the people. People have realized that the celebration of national festival has taken form of people’s festival- development festival.” CM gave credit of national festival’s success, which are being organized at district places, to the people of Gujarat -for their devotion and hard work.
Republic festival has turned out as a development festival for the people of Surat district. As many as 4500 development projects worth Rs 1100 Cr has been either dedicated or commenced in the last 15 days, the figure is bigger compared to past government’s entire budgets. CM announced to allot special component of Rs 100 Cr for Surat Municipal Corporation, as the 2nd installment out of the total outlay of Rs 400 Cr earmarked for Surat, under ‘Swarnin Jayanti Mukhyamantri Urban Development Scheme’.
CM also announced to give Rs 1 Cr each to Surat’s Municipal Corporation and rural administration for the development.
CM highlighted Gujarat’s development strides in various sectors. People’s participation is very crucial for the development. Gujarat has won meaningful support and participation from people in its development endeavors; Gujarat is the first state in the entire country that has achieved the 100% target of allotment of land to the tribal farmers. Gujarat has launched a special drive which is aimed to eradicate sickle cell anemia that is prevalent in tribal families.
Governor, on the occasion, honored the distinguished personalities for their outstanding contribution. Referring to that CM lauded their contribution in respective shears.
The cultural show- Khubsurat Gujarat- depicted the golden history, past and present. Mr Fakirbhai Vaghela, Minister for Justice and Social Empowerment, said that the success is attributed to the vision of CM that state level celebration of national festivals is taking place at district places- he also termed it as a capacity building venture for the districts. It enkindles patriotism and devotion among the future generation.
Shri Narottam Patel, Panchayat Minister, was fulsome of praise for the Chief Minister. Under the leadership of Mr Modi Gujarat has created the global brand image.
On the occasion, Chief Minister released a special publication-Samutkrantini Kshitije Surat, which is jointly published by district administration and Information office; it is heartening to note that the publication is edited by Joint Director of Information Mr Cecil Christy and H. M.Patel. He also released ‘Vikas Vatika ‘for Surat district and an informative booklet on ‘Sagarkhedu’.
Ministers, eminent leaders, M.P Darshana Jardos, C.R. Patil, MLAs, Chief Secretary A.K. Joti, top officials and citizens attended the function.