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"Grand felicitation for Narendra Modi in newly created Mahisagar and Chhota Udepur districts"
"Entire state apparatus is coming here to serve you. Poor and marginalized will gain immensely from this: Narendra Modi"
"CM invites farmers for Global Agriculture Fair 2013 in Gandhinagar"
"Come see what has changed in agriculture, how can production be maximized, how can returns be maximum: CM to farmers"
"Development must reach the last person in the queue. Even if one part of the body is injured can we say it is fit? Likewise, if one community is lagging behind in development can we say we are developed: CM"
"In order to be a healthy nation we need to be free of the disease called misgovernance: Narendra Modi"
"In this nation, the land of Sita, Savitri, safety of women has become a big concern: Narendra Modi"
"I want to ask the men- what has happened that the women are not safe? If things go on like this, we have no right to call ourselves men: CM"
"Many blame women but women cannot be blamed. If there is a fault, it lies in the mindset of men: CM"
"Exploitation of women is a blot on any society and we need to be free of it: Narendra Modi"
"One can be anything but if they do not respect women, society sees them as Rakshasas (demons): CM"

On Friday 30th August 2013 Shri Narendra Modi was felicitated in Mahisagar and Chhota Udepur districts. The Mahisagar and Chhota Udepur districts were among the seven districts created on 15th August. The creation of new districts was a promise Shri Modi had made to the people of Gujarat. The new district of Chhota Udepur has been carved out of the existing Vadodara district and consists of five Talukas- Chhota Udepur, Sankheda, Naswadi, Kawant and Jetpur Pavi. Mahisagar district was carved out of Kheda and Panchmahal districts and consists of six Talukas. Shri Modi affirmed that unlike those who have been making false promises for the last 60 years, the Gujarat Government has fulfilled the promises it has made to the people.

Shri Modi said that it is natural for the people of the new districts to feel happy on the creation of the new districts. He stated, “The entire state apparatus is coming here to the new district to serve you. The poor and marginalized will gain immensely from this”. Shri Modi wished the people of Mahisagar and Chhota Udepur districts the very best in their development journey and expressed confidence that the district will scale heights of progress in the coming years. He shared his optimism that Mahisagar and Chhota Udepur districts will grow in the areas such as education, skill development and giving employment to the youth.

Grand felicitation for Narendra Modi in newly created Chhota Udepur district

The Chief Minister recalled that earlier the Surat district extended till the borders with Maharashtra but then the Government created a new Tapi district that created a new ray of hope among the people. Likewise, he affirmed that other districts have now been created.

Shri Modi invited the farmers to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Global Agriculture Fair that is being held in September 2013. He stated that the Fair would be a historic one where latest discoveries, tools and best practices in agriculture will be exhibited. Shri Modi recalled that farmers had to travel to Israel for such a fair but the Gujarat Government decided to hold such a fair in Gujarat so that the farmers need not travel great distances but instead can get the opportunity closer home. Shri Modi said in his speech, “Progressive farmers from various countries will be coming. I urge my farmer friends from all over to come to Gandhinagar. Come see what has changed in agriculture, how can production be maximized, how can returns be maximum?”

Shri Modi reaffirmed the commitment of the Gujarat Government towards the development of the Tribal Communities and shared, “Development must reach the last person in the queue. Even if one part of the body is injured can we say it is fit? Likewise, if one community is lagging behind in development can we say we are developed?” Shri Modi talked about the 108 Ambulance services and how it has helped the Tribal communities, particularly the women. He also said that the Government has spent crores of rupees for irrigation facilities in the Tribal stretch from Umargam to Ambaji. He even talked about growth of WADI project for the growth of farmers of tribal communities.

Grand felicitation for Narendra Modi in newly created Chhota Udepur district

The Chief Minister opined that while the nation attained Swaraj, the nation has not been able to attain Surajya, adding that Sushasan or good governance is very important. He affirmed that misgovernance brings with it several other diseases and pointed that in order to be a healthy nation we need to be free of the disease called misgovernance.

Shri Modi offered condolences to those who lost their lives in the unfortunate collapse of two buildings in Vadodara on Janmashtami day. He said that the State Government has set up a comprehensive inquiry to find the truth and added that all assistance will be offered to those affected. Shri Modi said that as a society, it is our duty to stand with people at every juncture. He also came down heavily against those who make hay in the midst of tragedies. Shri Modi questioned them, “I want to ask those who make hay in the midst of tragedies, what did they do in Uttarakhand? Instead of wiping the tears of the people, all they do is politics!” 

Shri Modi raises important issue of safety of women 

Grand felicitation for Narendra Modi in newly created Chhota Udepur district

During his speech, Shri Narendra Modi raised the important issue of women safety and made it clear in very specific terms that explanation of women is a blot on society.

Shri Modi said on the occasion, “In this nation, the land of Sita, Savitri, safety of women has become a big concern. I am not making any political statements but I want to ask the men- what has happened that the women are not safe? If things go on like this, we have no right to call ourselves men.” 

Coming down sharply against the mindset of blaming the women, Shri Modi minced no words and made it clear, “Many blame women but women cannot be blamed. If there is a fault, it lies in the mindset of men. Exploitation of women is a blot on any society and we need to be free of it. One can be anything but if they do not respect women, society sees them as Rakshasas (demons). It is a blot on any society. From any corner of the nation if such news (on incidents against women) comes, it shames us. May Almighty give us strength and let us affirm that the women of our nation lead a life of safety and dignity.” 

Social Justice Minister Shri Ramanlal Vora, Law Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, Finance Minister Shri Nitin Patel and Forest Minister Shri Ganpat Vasava were present on the occasions in the two places.

Grand felicitation for Narendra Modi in newly created Chhota Udepur district

Grand felicitation for Narendra Modi in newly created Chhota Udepur district

Grand felicitation for Narendra Modi in newly created Chhota Udepur district

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Shri Narendra Modi at Mahisagar

Shri Narendra Modi at Mahisagar

Shri Narendra Modi at Mahisagar

Shri Narendra Modi at Mahisagar

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I will be visiting Tokyo, Japan from 23-24 May 2022 at the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan.

In March 2022, I had the pleasure of hosting Prime Minister Kishida for the 14th India-Japan Annual Summit. During my visit to Tokyo, I look forward to continuing our conversation further, with an aim to strengthen the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

In Japan, I will also participate in the second in-person Quad Leaders’ Summit, which will provide an opportunity for the leaders of the four Quad countries to review the progress of Quad initiatives. We will also exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and global issues of mutual interest.

I will hold a bilateral meeting with President Joseph Biden, where we will discuss further consolidation of our multi-faceted bilateral relations with U.S.A. We will also continue our dialogue on regional developments and contemporary global issues.

The newly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will be joining the Quad Leaders’ Summit for the first time. I look forward to a bilateral meeting with him during which the multifaceted cooperation between India and Australia under the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, and regional and global issues of mutual interest will be discussed.

Economic cooperation between India and Japan is an important aspect of our Special Strategic and Global Partnership. During the March Summit, PM Kishida and I had announced our intention to realize JPY 5 trillion in public and private investment and financing over the next five years from Japan to India. During the forthcoming visit, I will meet with Japanese business leaders with the goal of further strengthening economic linkages between our countries, in pursuit of this objective.

Japan is home to nearly 40,000 members of the Indian diaspora, who are an important anchor in our relations with Japan. I look forward to interacting with them.