At an impressive inauguration ceremony of “Kankariya Carnival”, Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi dedicated a Mini-Train to the Children. He had made an announced,” Today is the birthday of our former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to mark his birth day, we would identify the Mini-Train as Atal-Express.”

Chief Minister flagged off the train, which also carried a group of mentally challenged children.

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Enthusiasm is palpable, jubilation is justified. Chief Minister inaugurated the Kankariya Carnival today. He said,” Kankariya Carnival would be celebrated every year on 25th December. It would infuse soul in to the cultural identity of Ahmedabad city.” The Kankariya Lake Front Project worth Rs.36 Crores, which was dedicated by the Chief Minister today.

In the history of last 550 years, during the 19th century, Kankariya was decorated twice only. Chief Minister stated that Kankariya is not only an ornament to Ahmedabad city but it is a jewel studded ornament for entire Gujarat. But, nobody ever spared a thought about its development.

Inspite of its innovative nature and the ever changing currents, Gujarat was ailing of stagnation. Visionary and welfare project remained oblivion. Ahmedabad was known world over for its textile industries. The textile industry lost its sheen, and gradually its glory was diminished. No one bothered about the devastating economy of Ahmedabad. “By implementing ambitious and public welfare oriented projects, we have made a history,” said the C.M.

Today is the birthday of our former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on the day the Carnival is organised and a Mini Train has been dedicated, naming it “Atal-Express.” On the one hand, we witness the narrow mindsets of Pradeshvad; against that, Gujarat has invited artists from all the states reflecting their cultures. Chief Minister described it as a “Unite India Festival.”

The vibrancy and throbbing culture of Gujarat is being experienced through the carnival. He expressed his confidence that, the carnival would definitely infuse new soul in the cultural life of Ahmedabad.

Mayor of Ahmedabad, Shri Kanaji Thakor said,” The vision of providing world class infrastructure facilities to the city is powered by Shri Narendrabhai's conviction and commitment. Under Kankariya Lake Front Development project, various amenities and facilities are created, which adds the glittering glory to the metro city. Special thrust is given to add recreational facilities. “He outlined the details of the project, which is immense and unique in its kind, the Kankariya Lake Front Development Project, which has been completed at the project cost of Rs.36 Crores.

Children and citizens greeted the Chief Minister when he arrived to flag off the decorated Mini-Train-“Atal-Express.” The Rushi-Kumars recited Taruvar-Stuti.

Speaker of the Assembly, Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt, BJP State Unit President Shri Purushottam Rupala, Revenue Minister Smt Anandiben Patel, State Ministers, M.P.s Shri Harin Pathak, Shri Ratilal Verma, MLAs, eminent leaders, Municipal Commissioner I.P Gautam were among the others who attended the function.

Information Bureau, Government of Gujarat, Date: 25/12/2008


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