Chief Minister opens industrial fair, trade centre in Surat

Published By : Admin | March 14, 2010 | 06:34 IST
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Chief minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Udyog 2010 exhibition of the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI), and also dedicated the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre (Trade Centre).

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Narendra Modi said, "Gujarat has become synonymous with words such as growth, development, progress and growth engine. The state is setting the benchmark in all spheres of development, and we want to take it to new heights."

Impressed by the Trade Centre, the CM congratulated the SGCCI for making the centre a reality. He also said that the centre was the only one of its kind in the state. However, he suggested that the centre should be used to promote crafts of rural artisans by holding exhibitions of their products. He also asked representatives of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry to take a cue from the project.

Surat district government pleader Nayan Sukhadwala, who was part of the prosecution team in the sensational gangrape case, donated his entire case fee of Rs1,11,111 to the CM's Kanya Kelavani Nidhi.

Source: DNA

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“Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments”
“Experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind”
“Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that”
“In today's era when technology’s influence is all pervasive, there should be technology and IT revolution in the field of music also”
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The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi paid rich tribute to Pandit Jasraj on the occasion of the Jayanti of the doyen of Indian Classical Music. The Prime Minister talked of the personification of immortal energy of music by Pandit Jasraj and lauded Durga Jasraj and Pandit Shaarang Dev for keeping alive the glorious legacy of the maestro. The Prime Minister was speaking at the launch of the Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister touched upon the vast knowledge imparted by the sages of Indian music tradition. Shri Modi said that the strength to feel the cosmic energy and ability to see music in the flow of universe is what makes Indian Classical music tradition so exceptional. “Music is a medium that makes us aware of our worldly duties and it also helps us transcend worldly attachments” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister praised Pandit Jasraj Cultural Foundation for their goal of preserving India’s rich heritage of art and culture. He asked the Foundation to focus on two key aspects of this age of technology. Firstly, he said that Indian Music should create its identity in this age of globalisation. He said that the experience of Yoga Day has indicated that the world has benefited from Indian heritage and Indian music also has the capacity to stir the depth of the human mind. “Every person in the world is entitled to know about, learn and get benefits of Indian music. It is our responsibility to take care of that”, he said.

Secondly, the Prime Minister said that in today's era when technology’s influence is all pervasive, there should be technology and IT revolution in the field of music also. He called for startups dedicated solely to music, based on Indian instruments and traditions.

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