CM launches Polio Immunization Drive

Published By : Admin | January 20, 2013 | 13:50 IST
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Shri Narendra Modi launches Polio Immunization Drive

We should work shoulder to shoulder to make this drive a success and ensure no child is left behind: Shri Modi

Gujarat has not registered a single polio case since 2007: Shri Modi

 

Shri Narendra Modi kicked off the Polio Immunization Drive on Sunday morning in Gandhinagar. Extending his best wishes for the drive, the Chief Minister said this is the first Sunday of the drive and he urged people to consider this drive as an act of social service. “We should work shoulder to shoulder and ensure that no child is left behind.”

Shri Modi shared that it is a matter of great joy that Gujarat has not seen a single case of polio since 2007 and expressed his commitment to eradicate polio from the face of Gujarat. He further shared that just like during elections where thousands of officials go and work at thousands of booths across the state, there are over 30,000 booths for the drive and over 1.25 lakh people are working to make the drive a success.

The Chief Minister pointed out that due to this drive, lakhs of children get healthy lives. He recalled that earlier due to polio the entire family was affected but this has changed now. Shri Modi said that over 75 children will be been given the drops and the Government is making an effort to take it to every corner of Gujarat.

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PM’s remarks on 80th birthday celebration of Sri Ganapaty Sachchidananda Swamy Ji
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“Use of science for nature and amalgamation of technology with spirituality is the soul of dynamic India”
“Today the world is looking at our startups as its future. Our industry and our 'Make in India' are turning out to be ray of hope for global growth”

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 80th birthday celebration of Sri Ganapaty Sachchidananda Swamy Ji via a video message today. The Prime Minister greeted Sri Ganapaty Sachchidananda Swamy Ji and his followers on this auspicious occasion. Shri Modi also noted the dedication of ‘Hanumat Dwar’ entrance arch by the saints and special guests.

Quoting scriptures, the Prime Minister said that life of Sri Ganapaty Sachchidananda Swamy Ji his a living example of the fact that saints emerge for the welfare of humanity and their life is intertwined with the social upliftment and human welfare. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that at Datta Peetham modernity is also nurtured along with spirituality. He cited grand Hanuman temple with 3D mapping and light and sound show and bird park with modern management in this regard. The Prime Minister noted that apart from being a great centre of study of the Vedas, Datta Peetham is undertaking impactful innovation for using music for health purposes. “This use of science for nature, this amalgamation of technology with spirituality is the soul of dynamic India. I am happy that with the efforts of saints like Swamiji, today the youth of the country are getting acquainted with the power of their traditions and taking them forward.”, said Shri Modi

In the context of the auspicious occasion falling during the period of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Prime Minister recalled the teaching of the saints for considering universal before self. He said “ with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas’, the country is calling for collective pledges. Today the country is preserving its antiquity and also promoting it, and, at the same time, giving strength to its innovation and modernity.” The Prime Minister continued “today the identity of India is Yoga as well as youth. Today the world is looking at our startups as its future. Our industry and our 'Make in India' is turning out to be a ray of hope for global growth. We have to work towards achieving these resolutions. And I would like our spiritual centers to be centers of inspiration in this direction as well.”

Noting their work in the preservation for nature and service of birds, the Prime Minister requested Datta Peetham to work for water and river conservation. He also asked for their contribution in the campaign for 75 Amrit Sarovars in every districts. The Prime Minister lauded their contribution in the Swachh Bharat Mission.

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