On the evening of 1st May 2013 Shri Narendra Modi attended ‘Nitya Nutan Navsari,’ a cultural programme that is a part of 53rd Gujarat Gaurav Divas celebrations. In his speech, Shri Narendra Modi talked at length about the development journey of Gujarat and pointed that in a time when lack of trust has become a big crisis in the nation, the Gujarat Government has worked very hard to keep the trust of the people and that the state Government understands the importance of this trust. Shri Modi shared that 1300 development works upto the tune of Rs. 1100 crore have either been inaugurated or their foundation was laid. Shri Modi announced an additional Rs. 2 crore, 1 crore for urban development and 1 crore for the rural development of Navsari district.
The Honorable Governor of Gujarat, Her Excellency Dr. Smt. Kamla attended the programme. Also present was Speaker of the Gujarat Assembly Shri Vajubhai Vala. The dignitaries released a few books and honored eminent citizens and organisations from Navsari. This includes Shri Anil Naik, Ms. Penaz Masani, Rotary Eye Hospital of Navsari, Mamata Mandir to name a few.
Shri Modi spoke at length about the Gujarat Government’s decision to celebrate occasions such as 26th January, 1st May and 15th August in the various parts of Gujarat. He stated that these events are to inspire people, to instill pride and to take the development journey to the various parts of Gujarat. He added that the entire Government has come at the feet of the people of Navsari. “Government events were earlier about ribbon cutting, photos that is all. Now they are to integrate people in the development journey,” opined the Chief Minister. He stressed on the importance of cleanliness and asked the people to affirm not to keep Navsari clean. Shri Modi declared that in functions such as these, the Gujarat Bhakti could be seen all over.
The Chief Minister pointed out that there are power hungry elements that are unable to say even a few words about Gujarat. “People knew these elements very well and in the elections they got the answer but still they are not willing to improve,” he said. Shri Modi said that many people like to keep good things about Gujarat in the dark. He shared that Gujarat tops the list in the highest blood donation, eye donation and organ donation in the county. He also pointed that even the Central Government does not buy the lies of the state Congress, which was clearly seen when Gujarat was awarded for its skill development initiatives and it was the Prime Minister who presented the award to Gujarat.
On the occasion Shri Modi said that 70% of what was promised in the Election time has been incorporated in the state’s budget. “Work to be done in 5 years has been done in the first year!” Shri Modi affirmed. Shri Modi said that he seeks to work on a twin city model for Surat and Navsari.
Speaking on the occasion, the Honorable Governor lauded the efforts of the Chief Minister in taking the state ahead on the path of progress. Revenue Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel also spoke on the occasion and she spoke about the development of Navsari and credited Shri Modi for his monumental efforts. Chief Secretary Shri Varesh Sinha and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.