Shri Modi offers prayers to Lord Jagannath on eve of annual Rath Yatra

Published By : Admin | July 9, 2013 | 20:06 IST
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On the evening of Tuesday 9th July 2013 Shri Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Jagannath Temple in Ahmedabad. He did so on the eve of the annual Rath Yatra that commences on the morning of 10th July 2013.

Speaking to the media after the prayers, Shri Modi said that he sought the blessings of Lord Jagannath and said, “May he shower his blessings on the poor, the farmers, the youth and may he give his blessings for a good rainfall.”

He stated that Lord Jagannath is a Lord of the poor and shared that Ahmedabad being a city of poor mill workers has always sought the blessings of Lord Jagannath. Shri Modi said that there would be Rath Yatras across 130 places in Gujarat and that the people of Gujarat await Lord Jagannath’s chariot to travel across the state so that they can seek his divine blessings.

The Chief Minister extended his greetings to the Kutchi community across the world on the occasion of Ashadhi Bij, the Kutch New Year.

Earlier in the day, Shri Modi shared a blog on the Rath Yatra. He also shared pictures from earlier Yatras. He Tweeted, Greetings on the eve of the Rath Yatras which will be held across 130 places in Gujarat. Sharing thoughts on the Blog

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has condoled the loss of lives due to railway accident in West Bengal. The Prime Minister assured that rescue operations are underway to assist the affected while the Union Minister for Railways, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw is on the way to the site of the mishap. The Prime Minister’s Office announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF to the next of kin of each deceased and Rs. 50,000 for those injured.

The Prime Minister posted on X;

“The railway accident in West Bengal is saddening. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones. I pray that the injured recover at the earliest. Spoke to officials and took stock of the situation. Rescue operations are underway to assist the affected. The Railways Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw Ji is on the way to the site of the mishap as well.”

The Prime Minister’s Office posted on X;

“PM Narendra Modi has announced that an ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh from PMNRF would be given to the next of kin of each deceased in the railway mishap in West Bengal. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000.”