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Ahmedabad, Wednesday: Gujarat Governor Dr Shrimati Kamlaji inaugurated Vatsalya Varishth Nagrik Grih built by Gujarat branch of Indian Red Cross Society for 90 senior citizens here today.

Speaking on the occasion, she said that selfless service is rated very high in Indian culture and Gujarat preserved the high traditions as there are a number of voluntary organizations busy in the service of the poor, needy and deserted senior citizens. She expressed great happiness at the Red Cross Society contributing its mite as a matter of pride for all. She lauded the notable contribution by Tanti Foundation for Rs.7-crore donation.

The Governor and Chief Minister took round of the complex. It has facilities for health checkup, entertainment, library, ATM, prayer room, naturopathy dispensary and physiotherapy centre.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi described senior citizens’ home like Vatsalya Dham as the need of the hour in modern family life. He profusely congratulated Mr. Tulsi Tanti, besides this senior citizens’ home, for his another unique contribution to the society on a different front in the form of renewable energy.

He said that Gujarat ranks high in the field of service ingrained as it is in the blood of its people. It is reflected in blood donation and eye donation, too. However, he regretted, adversaries continue to malign Gujarat without any pretext.

The Chief Minister lauded the initiative of Red Cross Society in research and treatment of sickle cell anemia as well as thalassemia. He said that Gujarat Government is also keen to provide relief to patients suffering from such deadly diseases.

Mr. Tulsi Tanti spoke on the need for joint family system. Organisation’s Chairman Gautam Shah welcomed the guests. Indian Red Cross Society Gujarat Branch Chairman Madhuben Nayak gave details about the society. Secretary General S. P. Agrawal and International Red Cross Society’s Rose spoke also spoke. Organisation’s Bhaveshbhai Acharya proposed a vote of thanks.

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