Full Speech: Shri Narendra Modi at Shankhnaad Rally,Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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Bharat Mata ki Jay..! Bharat Mata ki Jay..!

Today is Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s death anniversary. I will say, “Sardar Patel”, you all shall say - “Amar Rahe…”

Sardar Patel… Amar rahe..! Sardar Patel… Amar rahe..!

National President of Bhartiya Janata Party and our respected guide Sri Rajnath Singh Ji, President of the state, Sri Tirath Ji, Former CM of the sate Shri Bhuvan Chandra Ji, Shri Bhagat Singh Ji, Sri Ramesh Ji, All the senior members of the party present on the dias and all my friends of this holy land assembled here in such a large number..!

I bow down to this land of Gods and salute the people who have kept intact the purity of this place. Friends, I did not feel like giving time for Dehradun rally. That time of crisis, the sufferers, the disaster, it has been almost six months, but that scene does not wash away from my mind..! What hurts me the most is that how politics can be so heartless that someone can’t share the sufferings of his own people, can’t wipe their tears..!

Friends, I rushed here in that moment of crisis, but political ruthlessness drove me away from here. That pain, the agony, the suffering still makes me tremble..! I keep worrying that the difficult weather is about to begin, how will the affected families thrive amidst the snow..! Friends, we have seen this, Gujarat was fighting under the blanket of death, but at that time whoever extended an arm to us for help, we immediately hugged them that please come, we are in a crisis, help us in any way you can..! We took help from everyone, Uttarakhand also helped us, even Pakistan helped us and we accepted their help..! If at the time of a tragedy if the shadows of politics increase the suffering of the victims, then humanity asks for answers. Because of it, there is always a burden on the soul..!

Friends, I also have a special connection with this land. I was an in-charge here; I have had an attachment with the Himalayas. The authenticity, purity, immaculacy and their way of living like the Ganga touched me since childhood. And being an in-charge, I stayed with you for quite some time and have learnt a lot. This land has given me a lot. May God give me the strength, and you all shall bless me so that I can at least give back a bit of what I have got from you..!

Friends, whether the government is in Delhi or in Dehradun, these are the people who are disconnected from the public, and immune at heart. I am amazed that the kind of strength Dehradun government is using on Baba Ramdev, if they had used even half of it to serve the victims, then their condition would have been far better..! I still can’t understand, what is the political thought process of Congress that Baba Ramdev has become a pain for them..? He asks people to breathe and congress gets breathless..! He is devoting his life for the health of people, for the health of the nation, but there is not a single day when a new case is not being filed on him..!

Full Speech: Shri Narendra Modi at Shankhnaad Rally, Dehradun

Friends, you tell me, is it Democracy..? Is this treatment justified..? Many of our party people like Bhuvan Chandra Ji, Bhagat Singh Ji, Ramesh ji have had governed Uttarakhand, but have they ever bothered or troubled any Congress men..? Are these their etiquettes..? Will it be the condition of democracy..? Friends, when in any state such activities take place, the state gets economic benefits, it gets consciousness, new generation thrives, the state benefits a lot, but these people want to lock everything down so that their business keeps operational..!

Friends, we all are indebted to Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji that he gave us Uttarakhand and see how fortunate we are that he gave us Uttarakhand when Rajnath Ji was the Chief Minister. At that time, when Uttarakhand was formed it went in the hands of Congress. But even after that, look at his patriotism, his love for the society..! He did not think that here is Congress’s governance, let them do whatever they want to, let whatever happens happen..! He thought Uttarakhand is also our, and gave it a ten year package and did not care about whose government it is. And what did they do? They just wiped off everything in ten years. Factories were being set up, even people from Gujarat set up factories here, the youth is being employed but I am surprised that UPA government took away the facilities that Atal Ji gave to you..!

Friends, for people in governance, there are no friends and foes, everyone is their own..! But friends, I have heard one thing many a times here, whenever I have come here, I have heard this phrase which people used to say, Modi Ji, this is not Gujarat..! People used to say to me when I worked here that you do not know the mountains, the water and the youth here, it serves no purpose for us. But now the time has changed, today science can use the water for the mountains and the youth can fill these mountains with happiness. Friends, with so much water in the mountains, the country remains dark, what is the reason for this..? Hydro-electric projects can convert the water in energy, and energy can become the strength of not only the mountains but of the entire nation, and this can be done. But these people, they neither have the time nor any vision for it, nor do they want to do it..! They want that the people should remain poor and weak so that their governments remain in power..!

Friends, today the youth of the mountains are bound to leave such beautiful weather and clean surroundings and migrate to the slums of the urban areas. Why do the youth need to leave their old parents and go? There are many nations in the world who have taken their nation to entirely a different level just through tourism..! Friends this is a land where 125 crore populace of India wants to come at least once in their lifetime..! Every youngster dreams to take his parents to Haridwar, Hrishikesh, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri once. You can imagine, I am talking just in economic terms, do not take me wrong. If I talk in terms of economy then a market of 125 crore tourists is waiting for uttarkhand. You can understand that how huge an opportunity is in front of you. Why this is not being turned into reality, why is everything just left to the destiny..? Friends, in the entire world, tourism is the fastest growing sector. Business opportunity of almost 3 trillion dollar lies in the tourism business. It is belief of Indians and the people of entire world who are fed of materialism and searching for peace, they are also looking for place in this land. Not only India, but we can get people from across the world to bow down to Uttarakhand..!

Full Speech: Shri Narendra Modi at Shankhnaad Rally, Dehradun

Friends, those of you who practice the concept of progress, I urge to all of you. Remember the Mecca of 30 years before. There were very limited number of people, the facilities were average, but in last 30-40 years, Mecca has been developed as place where the highest number of pilgrims in the world visits. Billions and trillions are being made there. For every Indian, this is such a holy place and if facilities are developed here accordingly, then Uttarakhand will reach places..! Should every state of India not be connected to this place by rail? If direct trains from Kerela, Chennai, Ahmadabad are available to Uttarakhand, then you only tell me, will this place not be packed with tourists..? Will the economic facilities here improve or not..? But they do not understand this. They feel that from every corner of India trains should come to Delhi, but when people want to come to Uttarakhand then why should not be Uttarakhand connected..! If we work a bit on the facilities, and take care of the Indian tourists who are of accustomed to travel in problems, then the results can be huge..!

Friends, for the industrial development of India, SEZs were visualized and developed. SEZ stands for Special Economic Zone. I would say that Uttarakhand is a SEZ since centuries, and my definition of SEZ is Spiritual Environment Zone, this is a zone of spiritual environment. Focusing on that, those who come in the search of spirituality, we can attract them by making this land a heaven on earth.

Friends, the world is constricting every day. I say that, “terrorism divides, tourism unites”..! There is so much scope for adventure tourism. Do we have schools for adventure tourism..? Can’t they be developed..? When the time changes in entire India, then can’t camps be organized in villages of India to bring youngsters in adventure tourism..? Thrice the population of this place can come here for adventure tourism for three months..! Will there be a need to go outside to earn living..?

Friends, the way Uttarakhand is a spiritual environment zone, there is another SEZ character here. This is a land that strengthens the defense of India..! Every family, every village here has a tradition of producing soldiers who can die for the nation. But why men of Garhwal and Kumaon from Uttarakhand should only serve as common soldiers..? Till when will it continue..? Men from Garhwal and Kumaon, can they get officer ranks or not..? Can they join defence forces as officers or not..? Today the army is short of officers, there are many vacancies, and at a place where people have the character of bravery, can’t schools and universities to prepare officers be opened..? If the youth of this state, after passing out from those schools and universities are admitted directly in army, navy or air force, so won’t they be able to become officers..? There can be a huge change in the living standard of this land. But the Delhi government is unable to understand this. There are a very few of people of Gujarat in defence services, not many people from Gujarat join police, and hardly any are there in forces, but still, to motivate the new generation we thought that we have 1600 kms of seashore, Pakistan in the neighborhood, we have a desert, we should prepare to stand on our feet and we established Raksha Shakti University and those people who wanted to serve the nation in uniform, we are preparing them after tenth standard. The state that does not have this trait, if this can be done there, then Uttarakhand has courage and bravery running in its veins. People here have the tradition of serving the nation joining the army. Can’t we arrange this for their lives..?

Friends, in the Ramayana when Lakshman ji got unconscious, Shri Rama asked Hanuman Ji to get medicinal herbs from the Himalayas. Hanuman ji got those herbs from Himalayas and treated Laksman in the south. Himalaya is a huge depositary of medicinal herbs..! Where there is such a huge stock of medicinal herbs, can’t we start industries for production of medicines? Can’t we develop research institutes..? China is exporting more herbal medicines than us. We have great Himalayas with us which has unfathomable reserves of herbs, we have traditional knowledge also, but even after that the youth is unemployed, medicines are not being manufactured and medicines are not supplied to those who need it, it can’t be worse than this..!

Friends, in this area the women support the families the most. Whether you go to any family, the women are involved in some or the other economic activities. This is the specialty of the mountains that women play a great role in leading a life here. Can’t we improve the economic condition of Uttarakhand by involving women in handicraft sector etc. by skill development? But, in the mind of people in Delhi, there is no concern about public welfare..! What has to be done for their good, what areas should be touched, how to move ahead, it is not their concern and all of us can see the result..!

Friends, we should think of new things in new ways..! I am seeing that youngsters come to Gujarat to make living, they work hard honestly. I asked a company to conduct a pilot project. I will look after the legal proceedings but you conduct this project and analyze that the people who come from outside, they work how many hours in a day, in a week and accordingly evaluate that how much output a person gives at the end of one month and you should give them their monthly tasks based on it. Then let them do that work in whatever time they take. If that person finishes his annual goals in six months then give him paid leave for six month so that he can go to his place and plough his fields, spend time with his family. In this way he can develop economy in agriculture for six months and for six months they will work in the factory. Friends, such a project was conducted at one place and it was highly successful. All the youngsters are very happy. They come just to work and work for 8 to 12 hours instead of 4 hours and save leaves, and go to work in their fields once their work is done and in this way they can look after both their homes and work..!

Friends, why don’t we work to develop new systems with new vision for our youngsters..? So, today when I have come here I have come with this point that it is our onus that we do not sit with our hands tied that the life in the mountains is such only, God has given us birth here only, we have to live like this only… Friends, this approach will not work. We have to change lives, become self dependant. Friends, I believe that what God has given you, there can’t be anything better to change the circumstances, there should just be a new hope, a new vision, a new zeal, new dreams and new resolution. And I believe that if with this belief we resolve to take Uttarakhand ahead, we will be able to do it..!

Friends, the arrogance of Congress party is touching the seventh skies, they do not care. You must have seen, yesterday a Congress leader conducted a press conference and he was preaching on Lokpal like a great preacher. I would like to ask them from the bank of Ganges and from this holy land that if you understand the importance of Lokpal so well and if you want to bring an end to corruption, and you are giving a great message to the nation, then in Uttarakhand, in the government of Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri, an essential decision Lokpal regulation was formulated, which Anna Hazare ji read and applauded Khanduri Ji. If you find Lokpal so dear, and find it to be the only means of fighting corruption, then why your party did not allow it to be enforced in Uttarkhand..?

Friends, they are fooling people of the nation. If the same thing we would have done, then media would have excavated that BJP leader did this here. Now someone please ask them some questions as well..!

Friends, recently elections have been held in five states and the direction of the wind is clear. The people of India have started the auspicious mission of Congress free India. Four states have initiated and in the coming days what these four states have done will be repeated everywhere, and this is clearly visible everywhere. I will like to bring attention of all the people of Uttarakhand to a point. At the time of Atal Ji, three states were formed, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. It is the need of the hour that the economists and political pundits of India analyze these states for last 13 years. Friends, I can say that the people of Chhattisgarh took a very smart decision and repeatedly got BJP in power. And today Chhattisgarh is progressing rapidly and is in race of progressing states of India, while Jharkhand and Uttarkhand got left back, because people changed the government again and again. Governments changed, leaders changed and instability strived and because of this, Uttarakhand is suffering a lot..!

Friends, you have experimented a lot, now believe us just once..! Trust Bhartiya Janata Party once. I give you the confidence that your dreams will be our commitments, your wishes will be our ideals and your needs will be our responsibility. The Uttarakhand, which is there in every Indian’s heart, we will join you in the dream of taking this Uttarakhand to a new height. Friends, I have worked on this land for elections and organization, but I have never seen such a scene..! I can see that many a people are standing at the other side of the road as well, I can see just heads till the end of my sight. I am very thankful to the people of Uttarakhand that even after your state of suffering, you have extended so much love and support to us, and it can’t be forgotten ever..!

All of you, say along with me,

Bharat Mata ki Jay..!

Raise both your hand and say with full strength,

Bharat Mata ki Jay..! Bharat Mata ki Jay..!

Vande Matram..! Vande Matram..! Vande Matram..!

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With the spirit of ‘Nation First’ success is assured: PM Modi in Tumakuru, Karnataka
February 06, 2023
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Lays foundation stones for Tumakuru Industrial Township and two Jal Jeevan Mission projects in Tumakuru
“Double-engine government has made Karnataka the first choice of investors”
“We have to minimize foreign dependence for our defence needs”
“With the spirit of ‘Nation First’ success is assured”
“This factory and rising strength of HAL has exposed the purveyors of falsehood”
“Industrial township is a huge gift to Tumakuru after the Food Park and HAL which will help in developing Tumakuru as a big industrial center of the country”
“The Double Engine government is paying equal attention to social infrastructure as well as physical infrastructure”
“This budget is a big step in the direction of Samarth Bharat, Sampann Bharat, Swayampurna Bharat, Shaktiman Bharat, Gatiwan Bharat”
There is huge enthusiasm in the middle class due to tax benefits given in this budget”
“Financial inclusion of women strengthens their voice in households and this Budget has many provisions

तुमकुरु जिल्ले, गुब्बी तालुकिना, निट्टूर नगरदा, आत्मीय नागरीक-अ बंधु, भगि-नियरे, निमगेल्ला, नन्ना नमस्कार गडु!

Karnataka is the land of saints and sages. Karnataka has always strengthened the great Indian tradition of spirituality, knowledge and science. Tumkuru holds a special place in this too. Siddaganga Math plays a major role in it. Today Shri Siddalinga Mahaswami is taking forward the legacy left behind by Pujya Shivakumara Swami ji of 'Trividha Dasoha' i.e. "Anna", "Akshara'' and "Ashraya". I bow down to the respected saints. I also bow down to Shri Chidambara Ashrama and Lord Channabasaveshwara located in Gubbi!

Brothers & Sisters,

With the blessings of the saints today, projects worth hundreds of crores of rupees have either been inaugurated or their foundation stones laid, providing employment to the youth of Karnataka, providing facilities to the villagers and women and strengthening the country's army and boosting the idea of 'Made in India'. Today a huge helicopter factory in the country has been inaugurated in Tumakuru. Today, the foundation stone of Tumakuru Industrial Township has also been laid and along with this work has also started on drinking water schemes for hundreds of villages in Tumakuru district and I congratulate all of you for the same.

Friends,

Karnataka is the land of young talent and youth innovation. From drone manufacturing to making Tejas fighter planes, the world is witnessing the strength of Karnataka's manufacturing sector. The double engine government has made Karnataka the first choice for investors. The helicopter factory which was inaugurated today is an example of how the double engine government works. I had the privilege of laying its foundation stone in the year 2016 with a resolution that we have to minimize our dependence on foreign countries for our defence needs. I am glad that today hundreds of such weapons and defence equipment, which are being manufactured in India, are being used by our forces. Today, everything from modern assault rifles to tanks, cannons, aircraft carriers for the Navy, helicopters, fighter jets, transport aircrafts, is being manufactured by India herself. Before 2014, remember this figure! The investment made in the last 8-9 years is five times the amount of investment made in the aerospace sector in the 15 years before 2014. Today, we are not only providing 'Made in India' weapons to our army, but our defence exports have also increased manifold as compared to 2014. Hundreds of helicopters are going to be manufactured here in Tumakuru in the coming time and this will result in a business of about Rs 4 lakh crore here. When such manufacturing factories are set up, not only the strength of our army increases, but also creates thousands of employment and self-employment opportunities. Tumakuru's helicopter factory will also give a boost to many Small Scale industries and trade.

Friends,

When work is done with the spirit of nation first, then success is definitely achieved. In the last 8 years, on the one hand, we improved the working of government factories and government defence companies by making them stronger, while on the other hand, we opened doors for the private sector as well. We can also see how much the HAL - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has benefitted. And today I would like to remind you of the things that happened a few years ago. I am sure Media will also take note of it. It's the same HAL which has been used as an excuse to put various false allegations against our government. It's the same HAL against which conspiracies were hatched to provoke people and people were instigated. They wasted hours after hours of Parliament on this issue, but my dear brothers and sisters, no matter how big the lie is, no matter how many times it is told and to how many important people, but at the end of the day it is bound to be defeated before the truth. Today this helicopter factory of HAL, the growing power of HAL, is exposing the many old lies and false accusers. The reality is speaking for itself. Today the same HAL makes modern Tejas for Indian armed forces and is the centre of attraction of the world. Today HAL is articulating India's self-reliance in the defence sector.

Friends,

Today the work for Tumakuru Industrial Township has also started here. This is another important gift to Tumakuru after the food park and helicopter factory. This new industrial township will develop Tumakuru as a major industrial centre not only of Karnataka but the whole India. It is a part of the Chennai-Bangaluru Industrial Corridor. At present, work is underway on the Chennai-Bangaluru, Bengaluru-Mumbai and Hyderabad-Bangaluru industrial corridors. It forms a large part of Karnataka. I am also glad that the Tumakuru Industrial Township is being constructed under the PM Gatishakti National Master Plan and that it is being linked with such multi-modal connectivity as Mumbai-Chennai Highway, Bengaluru Airport, Tumakuru Railway Station, Mangaluru Port and gas connectivity. Due to this, a large number of employment and self-employment opportunities are going to be created here.

Friends,

The focus of the double engine government is not only on physical infrastructure, we are laying equal emphasis on social infrastructure as well. In the past years, we have given priority to 'Niwas ke Neeru, Bhumige Neerawari' i.e. water to every house, water to every field. Today there is unprecedented expansion of the drinking water network across the country. This year, the budget for Jal Jeevan Mission has been increased by more than Rs. 20,000 crore as compared to the previous year. When water reaches every household, the poor women and little daughters become the greatest beneficiaries. They do not have to travel far from their homes to collect clean water. In the last three and a half years, the coverage of tap water in the country has increased from 3 crore rural households to 11 crore households. Our government is constantly laying emphasis on 'Niwas ke Neeru' as well as 'Bhumige Neerawari'. About Rs 5,500 crore has been allocated for the Upper Bhadra project in the budget. This will benefit large drought prone areas of Central Karnataka including Tumakuru, Chikmagaluru, Chitradurga and Davanagere. This shows the double engine government's commitment to provide water to every farm and every household. This will be of great benefit to our small farmers, who have been dependent on rain water and irrigation water for agriculture.

Friends,

This year's poor-friendly and middle class-friendly budget is being discussed all over the world. This budget provides a strong roadmap to ensure how everyone can unite and make efforts to try to build a developed India. This year's budget has further strengthened the foundation of that strong India which will celebrate 100 years of Independence. This budget is a major step in the direction of capable India, affluent India, self-reliant India, powerful India and dynamic India. In this ‘Azadi Ka Amritkaal', this budget has made a huge contribution in fulfilling the resolutions of a developed India while discharging its duties. Major decisions have been taken in this budget for the villages, poor, farmers, deprived, tribal, middle class, women, youth and senior citizens. This is a popular budget. It is an all-encompassing budget, all inclusive budget, an all-pleasing budget and a budget that touches all. This is a budget to give new employment opportunities to the youth of India. This is a budget to increase the participation of India's women power. This is a budget to modernize India's agriculture and villages. This is a budget to give global strength to small farmers as well as to 'Shri Anna'. This is a budget to increase employment in India and to encourage self-employment. We have taken care of ‘अवश्यकते, आधारा मत्तु आदाया’ i.e. your needs, assistance and your income are being taken care of. Every family in Karnataka will be benefitted out of this.

Brothers & Sisters,

Since 2014, the effort of the government has been to empower that section of the society, who earlier found it very difficult to get government assistance. Government schemes either did not reach this class, or it was looted by middlemen. You see, over the years, we have extended government assistance to every section, which was earlier deprived of it. In our government, for the first time every such class of 'worker-labour' has got the facility of pension and insurance. To help the small farmers, our government has given the power of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi. For the first time, we have given collateral-free loans from banks to street vendors. This year's budget takes this spirit forward. For the first time, a scheme has also been formulated in the country for our Vishwakarma sisters and brothers. Vishwakarma means, those of our friends who build something with their skills and hands, and with the help of a hand tool, create and promote self-employment like our ‘Kumbara, Kammara, Akkasaliga, Shilpi, Garekelasdava, Badgi’ (artisans) etc. who are all our companions. PM-Vikas Yojana will now help lakhs of such families to further enrich their art, their skills.

Friends,

During this pandemic, our government has kept the poor families free from the worry of spending on ration. Our government has spent more than Rs 4 lakh crore on this scheme. An unprecedented 70 thousand crore rupees have been allocated in the budget to provide a pucca house to every poor family in the villages. Due to this, many poor families of Karnataka will get pucca houses and their lives will change.

Brothers & Sisters,

In this budget, unprecedented decisions have been taken in the interest of the middle class. There is a lot of enthusiasm in the middle class due to zero income tax on income up to Rs 7 lakh. Every month more money is going to be saved in the accounts of particularly youngsters below 30 years, whose job is new, business is new. Moreover, the deposit limit for retired employees, who are our senior citizens, has been doubled from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. This will further increase the returns they get every month. The tax exemption on leave encashment for friends working in the private sector was only Rs 3 lakh for a long time. Now leave encashment of up to Rs 25 lakh has been made tax free. This will bring more money to lakhs of families in the country including Tumakuru and Bengaluru.

Friends,

Financial inclusion of the women of our country is one of the top priorities of the BJP government. Financial inclusion of women strengthens their voice in households and increases their participation in household decisions. In this budget, we have taken major steps for our mothers, sisters and daughters, so that more and more of them can have access to banks. We have come up with 'Mahila Samman Bachat Patra'. Under this, sisters can invest up to Rs 2 lakh, on which the maximum interest will be 7.5 percent. This will further enhance the role of women in the family and society. After Sukanya Samriddhi, Jan Dhan bank accounts, Mudra loans and houses, this is another major initiative for women's economic empowerment. An important decision has also been taken in the budget to increase the potential of women Self-Help Groups in villages.

Brothers & Sisters,

Rural economy has the maximum focus in this budget. There is a lot of focus on helping farmers at every step through digital technology or expanding cooperatives. This will benefit farmers, cattle herders and fishermen. The sugarcane farmers of Karnataka will be greatly benefited as a result of special assistance being provided to the sugarcane cooperatives. In the coming days, many new co-operative societies will also be formed and a large number of stores will be built across the country for the storage of food grains. With this, even small farmers will be able to store their grain and sell it at a better price. Not only this, thousands of help centres are also being set up to reduce the cost of small farmers in organic farming.

Friends,

All of you in Karnataka understand the importance of millets or coarse grains very well. That's why all of you already call coarse cereals 'Siridhanya'. Now the country is taking forward this spirit of the people of Karnataka. Now across the country, millets have been given the identity of 'Shri-Anna'. Shree-anna means the best of 'grains'. In Karnataka, Shri Anna Ragi, Shri Anna Navane, Shri Anna Same, Shri Anna Harka, Shri Anna Korale, Shri Anna Udlu, Shri Anna Bargu, Shri Anna Sajje, Shri Anna Bidijoda - the farmer produces many such Shri Anna. Who can forget the taste of 'Ragi Mudde', 'Ragi Roti' from Karnataka? In this year's budget, a lot of emphasis has been laid on the production of food grains. Small farmers in drought-affected areas of Karnataka will be benefited the most.

Friends,

Due to the sincere efforts of the double engine government, today the confidence of the citizens of India is at a great height. We are working day and night to secure the life of every countryman and to make the future prosperous. Your continuous blessings are the energy and inspiration for all of us. Once again, I congratulate all of you for the budget and for the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of the development projects in Tumakuru today. You have come here in such large numbers today and showered your blessings. So, I also express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you.

Thank you !