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Gujarat Gaurav Diwas  Developing Gujarat for the Development of India!

Dear friends,

Hearty congratulations on Gujarat Gaurav Diwas. It was on this day, 1st May in the year 1960 that the state of Gujarat was born. Today is both a day to look back and to dream ahead for a stronger, more vibrant and more developed Gujarat. On this day, we wholeheartedly salute each and every of one the bravehearts who gave their lives in the Maha Gujarat movement; we salute the great men and women who withstood bullets for a glorious Gujarat. It is a matter of great pride that Gujarat has not let the sacrifices of these great men and women go in vain!

Despite all odds, Gujarat has surged ahead on the path of development. There were mammoth challenges but our state has not only overcome but also turned them into opportunities for furthering all round growth. Today Gujarat has become synonymous with development all over the world! And behind this stellar development is the spirit of peace, unity and brotherhood of six crore Gujaratis. There is an air of optimism and positivity everywhere- in every section, every region of Gujarat. But we do not wish to stop here. We are strongly determined to increase the pace of development so that the poorest of the poor continue to become active partners in this march. It is development that is our only mantra, our sole dream!

Let us all come together and work with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ (All together, growth for all). Our motive is to develop Gujarat for the development of India. On this historic day, I am sharing my message that I extended to the people of Gujarat last evening.

Video of Shri Narendra Modi's message on the eve of Gujarat Gaurav Diwas

Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat! Bharat Mata Ki Jai!

Narendra Modi

Read Shri Narendra Modi’s message on eve of Gujarat Gaurav Diwas in text

 

ગુજરાત ગૌરવ દિવસ

ભારતનાં વિકાસ માટે ગુજરાતનો વિકાસ

પ્રિય મિત્રો,

ગુજરાત ગૌરવ દિવસનાં અવસર પર આપ સૌને અંત:કરણપૂર્વક શુભેચ્છાઓ પાઠવું છું. વર્ષ ૧૯૬૦ માં ૧ લી મે નાં રોજ ગુજરાત રાજ્યનો જન્મ થયો. આજનો દિવસ એક બાજુ વીતેલા વર્ષો ઉપર નજર નાંખવાનો તો બીજી બાજુ વધુ સશક્ત, વધુ વાઈબ્રન્ટ અને વધુ વિકસીત ગુજરાતનાં નિર્માણ માટે આગળ નજર દોડાવવાનો છે. આજનાં દિવસે, મહાગુજરાત આંદોલનમાં પોતાની જાત હોમી દેનાર પ્રત્યેક શેરદિલ વ્યક્તિઓને આપણે સલામ કરીએ છીએ; આપણે સલામ કરીએ છીએ એ તમામ મહાન નર-નારીઓને જેમણે ઝળહળતા ગુજરાતનાં નિર્માણ માટે સામી છાતીએ ગોળીઓ ઝીલી લીધી હતી. આપણા માટે એ ગૌરવની વાત છે કે એ મહાન નર-નારીઓની કુરબાનીને ગુજરાતે એળે નથી જવા દીધી.

તમામ વિધ્નો છતાં પણ ગુજરાત વિકાસનાં પથ ઉપર આગળ વધતું રહ્યું છે. મસમોટી મુશ્કેલીઓ આવી, પણ આપણા રાજ્યે આ તમામ આપત્તિઓને અવસરમાં પલટી નાંખી અને સર્વાંગી વિકાસ સાધ્યો. આજે ગુજરાત સમગ્ર દુનિયામાં વિકાસનો પર્યાય બની ગયું છે. અને આ વિરાટ વિકાસનાં પાયામાં છ કરોડ ગુજરાતીઓની શાંતિ, એકતા અને ભાઈચારાની ભાવના રહેલી છે. ગુજરાતનાં ખૂણેખૂણામાં આશા અને હકારાત્મકાની લહેર ફેલાઈ ગઈ છે. પણ આપણે અહીંથી અટકવું નથી. વિકાસની ગતિ હજી તેજ કરવાનો આપણો દ્રઢ નિર્ધાર છે, જેથી ગરીબમાં ગરીબ માણસ પણ આ વિકાસયાત્રાનો સક્રિય ભાગીદાર બની શકે. વિકાસ એ જ આપણો એકમાત્ર મંત્ર છે, આપણું એકમાત્ર સ્વપ્ન છે.

આવો, આપણે સૌ ભેગા મળી ‘સૌનો સાથ, સૌનો વિકાસ‘નાં મંત્ર સાથે આગળ વધીએ. ભારતનાં વિકાસ માટે ગુજરાતનો વિકાસ કરવો એ આપણું ઉદ્દેશ્ય છે. આજનાં આ ઐતિહાસિક દિવસે, ગઈકાલ સાંજનાં મારા જનતાજોગ સંદેશને હું અહીં મુકી રહ્યો છું.

જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત! ભારત માતા કી જય!

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गुजरात गौरव दिवस

भारत के विकास के लिए गुजरात का विकास

प्रिय मित्रों,

गुजरात गौरव दिवस के अवसर पर आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं देता हूं। 1 मई, 1960 के दिन गुजरात राज्य का जन्म हुआ। आज का दिन जहां बीते बरसों की ओर देखने का है तो साथ ही ज्यादा सशक्त, ज्यादा वाइब्रेंट और ज्यादा विकसित गुजरात के निर्माण के लिए आगे की दिशा में नजर दौड़ाने का भी है। आज के दिन, महागुजरात आंदोलन में अपनी जान कुर्बान करने वाले प्रत्येक शहिद को हम नमन करते हैं। हम नमन करते हैं उन सभी महान नर-नारियों को जिन्होंने जगमगाते गुजरात के निर्माण के लिए अपने सीने पर गोलियां खाईं थी। हमारे लिए यह गौरव की बात है कि उन महान नर-नारियों की कुर्बानी को गुजरात ने व्यर्थ नहीं जाने दिया है।

तमाम विघ्नों के बावजूद गुजरात विकास के पथ पर आगे बढ़ता रहा है। कई मुश्किलें आईं, लेकिन हमारे राज्य ने इन तमाम मुश्किलों को अवसर में बदल दिया और सर्वांगीण विकास हासिल किया। आज गुजरात समग्र दुनिया में विकास का पर्याय बन चुका है। इस विराट विकास की नीव में छह करोड़ गुजरातियों की शांति, एकता और भाईचारे की भावना समाहित है। गुजरात के कोने-कोने में आशा और विश्वास की लहर फैल गई है। लेकिन हमें यहां रुकना नहीं है। विकास की गति को तेज करने का हमारा दृढ संकल्प है, ताकि गरीब से गरीब व्यक्ति भी इस विकास यात्रा का सक्रिय भागीदार बन सके। विकास ही हमारा एकमात्र मंत्र है, हमारा एकमात्र स्वप्न है।

आइए, हम सब मिलकर सबका साथ, सबका विकास मंत्र के साथ आगे बढ़ें। भारत के विकास के लिए गुजरात का विकास करना ही हमारा उद्देश्य है। आज के इस ऐतिहासिक दिवस पर, गुजरात गौरव दिवस की पूर्वसंध्या पर जनता के नाम मेरे संदेश को यहां रख रहा हूं।

जय जय गरवी गुजरात! भारत माता की जय!

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India’s 100 crore-and-counting Covid vaccine doses show what people’s participation can achieve
October 22, 2021
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India completed vaccination of 100 crore doses on October 21 in about nine months since starting vaccination. The journey from anxiety in early 2020 to assurance has happened, and India has emerged stronger, thanks to the world's largest vaccination drive.

It has been a truly Herculean, bhagirath effort involving multiple sections of society. For any effort to attain and sustain speed and scale, trust of all stakeholders is crucial. One reason for a successful campaign was the trust that people developed in the vaccine and the process followed, despite various efforts to create mistrust and panic. There are some who only trust foreign brands. However, when it came to something as crucial as the Covid-19 vaccine, Indians unanimously trusted

'Made in India' vaccines. This is a significant paradigm shift.

All for One, and One for All

India's vaccine drive is an example of what India can achieve if the citizens and the government come together with a common goal in the spirit of people's participation, or jan bhagidari. Initially, many doubted the capabilities of 130 crore Indians. Some said India would take 3-4 years, while others doubted people coming forward to get vaccinated. There were those who said there will be gross mismanagement and chaos, while others doubted India's ability to manage supply chains.But just like the 2020 national lockdown - janta curfew - and subsequent lockdowns, the people showed how spectacular the results can be if made trusted partners.

When everyone takes ownership, nothing is impossible. There was a lot of pressure from different interest groups to give preferential treatment to them in vaccination. But GoI ensured that there is no VIP culture in the vaccination drive.

In early 2020, it was clear to us that this pandemic will have to be eventually fought with the help of vaccines. We started preparing early. We constituted expert groups and started preparing a roadmap right from April 2020. Till today, only a handful of countries have developed their own vaccines. More than 180 countries are dependent on an extremely limited pool of producers, and dozens of nations are still waiting for the supply of vaccines.

Imagine if India did not have its own vaccine. How would India have secured enough vaccines for such a large population? How many years would that have taken? It is here that credit should be given to Indian scientists and entrepreneurs for rising to the occasion. It is due to their talent and hard work that India is truly aatmanirbhar when it comes to vaccines. Our vaccine manufacturers, by scaling up to meet the demands of such a large population, have shown that they are second to none.

GoI has been an accelerator and enabler of progress. It partnered with vaccine-makers right from day one, and gave them support in the form of institutional assistance, scientific research, funding, as well as accelerated regulatory processes. All ministries came together to facilitate and remove any bottlenecks as a result of the 'whole of government' approach.

In a country of the scale of India, it is not enough to just produce. Focus has to be on last-mile delivery and seamless logistics. To understand the challenges involved, imagine the journey taken by one vial of vaccines. From a plant in Pune or Hyderabad, the vial is sent to a hub in any of the states, from where it is transported to the district hub. From there, it reaches a vaccination centre. This entails the deployment of thousands of trips taken by flights and trains. During this entire journey, the temperature has to be maintained in a particular range that is centrally monitored.

We are the Nation

For this, over 1 lakh cold-chain equipments were utilised. States were given advance notice of the delivery schedule of the vaccines so that they could plan their drives better and vaccines reached them on the pre-decided days. This has been an unprecedented effort in the history of independent India.

All these efforts were complemented by a robust tech platform in CoWIN. It ensured that the vaccine drive was equitable, scalable, trackable and transparent. This ensured that there was no scope for favouritism or jumping the queue. It also ensured that a poor worker could take first dose in his village and the second dose of the same vaccine in the city where he works, after the required time interval. In addition to a real-time dashboard to boost transparency, the QR (quick response)-coded certificates ensured verifiability. There are hardly any examples of such efforts not only in India but also the world.

In my 2015 Independence Day address, I had said that our country is moving ahead because of 'Team India', and this 'Team India' is a big team of our 130 crore people. People's participation is the biggest strength of democracy. If we run the country through the participation of 130 crore Indians, our country will be moving ahead 130 crore steps every moment. Our vaccination drive has yet again showed the power of this 'Team India'. India's success in its vaccination drive has also demonstrated to the whole world that 'democracy can deliver'.

The success achieved in the world's largest vaccination drive should further spur our youth, our innovators and all levels of government to set new benchmarks of public service delivery that will be a model not only for our country, but also for the world.