CM announces development works of Rs.281 crore for Porbandar, Ranavav and Kutiyana talukas

4000 people fast with CM extending support to Sadbhavna mission

Sadbhavna mission will demonstrate before the nation the strength of peace, unity and harmony: CM

Chief Minister Narendra Modi announced development works worth Rs.281 crore for the Porbandar, Ranavav and Kutiyana taluka. Chief Minister announced this on Sunday in Porbandar where he sat on a daylong fast as a part of Sadbhavna mission. As many as 4,000 people from the coastal belt of Porbandar also voluntarily fasted with the Chief Minister to extend support to the noble objectives of Sadbhavna mission.

Thanking a throng of people for their support Chief Minister said that Gujarat has become a sort of laboratory which will show to the nation the strength of peace, unity and harmony. He said that growth is a herb that can remove all the ailments of the society and that growth is only possible with the atmosphere of peace. Other states would also have to recognize the power of peace, unity and harmony if they want growth. Secrete behind the growth of Gujarat, he said, is an atmosphere of peace, unity and harmony that is prevailing in the state.

Chief Minister pointed out that Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh, in his recent meet with his Pakistani counterpart, did not even mentioned a word about four and half thousand innocent fishermen who were nabbed with their boats and are in Pakistani jail now. He said that just a day back he has written a letter to the Prime Minister demanding a quick action in this regard. He, during his recent visit to China, had courageously raised the issue of 22 youths from Surat who are in the jail of China, he added.

Central government is also indifferent to the issue of price rise and to the pitiable situation of aam admi and aam aurat, even when the top of the tops of Delhi Sultanate is a woman herself, said Chief Minister.

Mr. Modi said that Gujarat is developing keeping in line with the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi. Giving examples of this, he said that state government has put in place about four and half lakh toilets in villages actualizing the Gandhiji’s principal of cleanliness. Gujarat has also recognized the role of women in the development and through lakhs of Sakhimandala the state is empowering the women. With a view to empower villages the state government has implemented the concept like Samras villages and launched various schemes and campaigns for the decentralization of power.

The more mud the anti-Gujarat elements try to spread, the more it will bloom the lotus, said Chief Minister.

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The Prime Minister paid tribute to Bharat Ratna, Babasaheb Dr Ambedkar on behalf of the grateful nation and said that his Jayanti during the period when the country is celebrating Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, gives us new energy.

Shri Modi stressed that India has been the mother of democracy in the world and democracy has been an integral part of our civilization and our way of life. Babasaheb laid a strong foundation to move forward while strengthening India’s democratic heritage, said the Prime Minister.

Talking about the philosophy of Babasaheb, the Prime Minister said that Dr Ambedkar considered knowledge, self-respect and politeness as his three revered deities. Self-respect comes with knowledge and makes a person aware of his or her rights. Through equal rights, emerge social harmony and country progresses. Our education system and universities have this responsibility to carry the country forward on the path shown by Babasaheb, Shri Modi added

On National Education Policy, the Prime Minister said that every student has certain capabilities. These capabilities pose three questions before the student and the teacher. First- what they can to do? Second, what is their potential if they are properly taught?And,third, what they want to do? The answer to the first question is the inner strength of the students. However, if institutional strength is added to that inner strength, their development will get expanded and they will be able to do what they want to do.Quoting Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, The Prime Minister said that the NEP is aimed at fulfilling Dr Radhakrishnan’s vision of education that frees and empowers the student to participate in national development. Education management should be undertaken keeping whole world as a unit but also, focussing on Indian character of education

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Shri Modi elaborated on Babasaheb’s conviction for equal rights and equal opportunity for all. The Prime Minister emphasized that schemes like Jandhan accounts are leading to financial inclusion of every person and through DBT money is reaching directly to their accounts. The Prime Minister reiterated country’s commitment to take the message of Babasaheb to each and every person. Developing the key places related to the life of Babasaheb as PanchTeerth is a step in that direction. He also said that measures like Jal Jeevan Mission, free housing, free electricity, support during pandemic and initiatives for women empowerment are taking forward the dreams of Babasaheb.

The Prime Minister released the following four books based on Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar's life, written by Shri Kishor Makwana:

Dr. Ambedkar Jivan Darshan,
Dr. Ambedkar Vyakti Darshan,
Dr Ambedkar Rashtra Darshan, and
Dr. Ambedkar Aayam Darshan

The Prime Minister said that that these books are not less than modern classics and convey the universal vision of Babasaheb. He hoped that such books will be widely read by students in colleges and universities.