CM inaugurates10th International APSA Congress at CEPT

Published By : Admin | November 24, 2009 | 04:14 IST
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The city of Ahmedabad will be completing 600 years of its foundation next year. Ahmedabad is perfect living heritage, said Chief Minister Narendra Modi at CEPT University on Tuesday.

The statement came close on the heels of the week-long TOI campaign to put the walled city of Ahmedabad on UNESCO's world heritage city list.

The Chief Minister was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day 10th international Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA) Congress at CEPT University organized by its faculty of planning & public policy.

Urging for modernization without westernization in urban planning, Shri Narendra Modi said, "In city's urban plans, focus should be on local culture and tradition. While making strides in development, Japan has maintained its heritage too. Cities, citizens and civilization should go hand in hand."

"The walled city of Ahmedabad has kept intact its basic philosophy of living with nature. Pol houses in the walled city are self-sufficient and showcase a city within a city," Modi said. At least 143 papers discussing Asian cities and the problems they face in terms of infrastructure, planning, increasing population and sustainability are part of the APSA Congress.

The Chief Minister said, "The present urban development is self-centric and exploits natural resources. The need is to create a new world order with innovative designs and concepts for sustainable development."

Countries like China, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Turkey, UAE, Iran and Pakistan besides India are part of the paper presentation. Universities from the US, Canada, Brazil, Australia and other European countries are also participating in the event.
Source: TOI

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has announced that a grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be installed at India Gate. Till the grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is completed, the Prime Minister will unveil his Hologram statue on his birth anniversary on 23rd January, 2022.

In a series of tweet, the Prime Minister said;

"At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him.

Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary."