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Watch : Shri Modi's call to the citizens to participate in Gujarat Khel-Mahakumbh-2010 ( Part 1 )

 

Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today (Saturday) will kick-start India's biggest sport festival 'Khel Mahakumbh' from the Shahibaug police stadium in Ahmedabad.

Stunning event orchestrated with a view to foster the sporting nerve of the people of Gujarat and thus to put the state on the sport map of India, will see a huge participation of around 16-lakh youths from across the state.

State government has organized today a colorful program to mark the beginning of this sporting event. The program will begin traditionally with the playing of various musical instruments like drums, ravan-haththa and sharanai, just after the arriving of dignitaries on the venue on 9:30am.

As many as 2000 students; then will demonstrate their yoga skills, all at a time, possibly first time in the country in such a huge number. This will be followed by 'Drums of India', a program where there will be a harmonious playing of various musical instruments from all over the India.

Watch : Shri Modi's call to the citizens to participate in Gujarat Khel-Mahakumbh-2010 ( Part 2 )

A seven minute theme song 'Khele Khel Khelaiya' will be presented then, during which games like kho-kho, football, hu-tu-tu and others - will be shown symbolically as with the words of the song. This will be followed by Chief Minister's welcome address; soon after which he will put 'Swarnim Khel Mahakumbh' open and flag-off the baton rally.

The rally, consisting 33 jeeps (one each for 26 districts and seven municipalities) and 1087 motorbikes then will depart with the sports person, sports officer and police official in the jeep. The rally, as scheduled will reach to district/taluka headquarters on November 21 and to district panchayat seat on November 22.

Competition for district panchayat seat will be held during November 22-25, taluka level competition during November 26-29, direct district level competition during November 25 to December 1 and district level competition will held during December 1-4. District teams will be given training during December 5-7. State level semi-final will be held during December 8-12 and finals on December 13-14.

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April 19, 2021
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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
It is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’: PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.