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Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi flagged off Vadodara Marathon- 2009 at Navalakhi Ground Vadodara today. He also made an important announcement, ‘Vadodara-city would soon have the national level Indoor & Outdoor Stadiums'.

With an intention to promote civic sense in citizens, Vadodara Traffic Education Trust had organised Marathon-2009. Nearly 30 thousand participants took part in the Marathon. The Navalakhi-Ground was jam-packed to savor glimpse and glory of the event.

Chief Minister sought to illuminate Gujarat's rapid development strides in all sectors. Gujarat is always two-steps ahead in the development-Marathon. He expressed his confident that ‘Vadodara Marathon ‘would usher in to the Speed-Capital of India's growth and prosperity.

He also sought to light the fire of passion in the hearts of
Vadodaraites by inspiring them to actively participate in the State's journey of development. He reiterated his confidence that youth and citizens of Vadodara would assume leadership role in realizing the vision of Swarnim Gujarat.

Chief Minister noted it with satisfaction that Organisers of Marathon-2009 deserves compliments for encouraging the noble cause. Tracing emotional connect with the city , Director of Vadodara marathon- Tejal Amin claimed that the contributions from citizens would prove worthy to the task in upgrading public amenities.

Chairman Bank of Baroda, Shri M.D.Malya had shown his keenness to contribute to the development of Vadodara. It is to be noted that Vadodara being the founder city of the internationally acclaimed banking institution “Bank of Baroda”.

Chief Minister along with Flying Sikh Milkhasingh, legendary cricketer Kapildev, Member of Parliament and Mayor of city Shri Balkrushna Shukala, contemporary cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan also joined in the flagging off ceremony.

Parliamentary Secretary Shri Yogesh Patel, MLAs Shri Bhupendra Lakhavala, Shri. Jitubhai Sukhadiya, Rajya Sabha M.P. Bharatsinh Parmar, Deputy Mayor Punamben Panchal, Leader of Opposition in the Corporation Shri Chirag Zaveri, famous actors Shri Paresh Raval- Swarup Sampat- Vaishali Thakkar- Manav Gohil, Corporators, and eminent leaders were among the others who attended the ceremony. Commissioner of police Shri Rakesh Asthana, Collector Vijay Nehra was also present on the occasion. Vadodara Marathon sought to contribute Rs. 1 Lakh in to the ‘Kanya Kelavani Nidhi'.

Vadodara police had set an example of ideal traffic management by ensuring smooth running of marathon.

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Namaskar friends,

This session of Parliament is very important. The country is celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom. Ordinary citizens from across India are pitching in by organizing several programs and taking steps to fulfill the dreams of the freedom fighters in the public and national interest during the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom. These stories are a good sign for the bright future of India.

Recently, the entire country made a resolution on Constitution Day to fulfill the spirit of the Constitution with a new resolution. In this context, all of us and every citizen of the country would like this session and subsequent sessions of Parliament to hold discussions in the interest of the country and find new ways for the development of the country according to the spirit of the freedom fighters and the Amrit Mahotsav of freedom. This session should be rich in ideas and positive debates should have far-reaching impact. I hope the Parliament should be judged how it functions and its significant contributions rather than who disrupted Parliament forcefully. This cannot be the benchmark. The benchmark would be how many hours the Parliament worked and how much positive work was done. The government is willing to discuss every issue with an open mind. The government is ready to answer every question. And we would like that there should be questions in Parliament and peace should also prevail.

Voices against government policies should be forceful but the dignity of Parliament and the Chair should be upheld. We should maintain the sort of conduct that will inspire younger generations. Since the last session, the country has administered more than 100 crore Covid vaccine doses and we are now moving fast towards the figure of 150 crores. We should be alert to the new variant. I also request all the members of Parliament and to you also to be alert, because everyone’s health is our priority in this hour of crisis.

A scheme to provide food grains free of cost under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana is going on so that more than 80 crore citizens of the country do not suffer any more during this Corona period. Now it has been extended till March 2022. The scheme costing about 2.60 lakh crore rupees takes care of the concerns of more than 80 crore countrymen so that the stove of the poor keeps on burning. I hope we take expeditious decisions together in the interest of the country in this session and fulfill the wishes and expectations of the common man. This is my expectation. Thank you very much.