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"The Yatra of these Shaktipeeths manifest the unity of Bharat Mata: Shri Narendra Modi"
"Shri Modi spoke of the need to take initiatives that will boost the tourism industry in Ambaji"
"Shri Modi spoke of how one should make the most of latest technology and innovation to cash in on the growth prospects of every spiritual destination"
"The 51 Shaktipeeths at Ambaji is a first-of-its-kind initiative that gives every devout a unique opportunity to visit all the sacred 51 Shaktipeeths of the Indian subcontinent at Goddess Bhagwati’s abode at Gabbar Hill"

 

During his address at the 51 Shaktipeeths’ Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav at Ambaji, on the afternoon of 13th February, Shri Narendra Modi spoke about India’s cultural diversity and spiritual affinity, even as he laid due emphasis on need to mobilize resources and tap the tourism potential of India’s spiritual abodes.

The Pran Pratishtha Mahotsav of the 51 Shaktipeeths at Ambaji was a three-day cultural festival, which began on 11th February. The 51 Shaktipeeths in Ambaji, a first-of-its-kind initiative built under the vision of Shri Narendra Modi, gives every devout a unique opportunity to visit all the sacred 51 Shaktipeeths of the Indian subcontinent at Goddess Bhagwati’s abode at Gabbar Hill. Out of the 51 Shaktipeeths, 47 are Shaktipeeth temples and the remaining 3 are Shaktipeeth temples in caves.  “Maa Amba is the Shaktistrot, and her people should be Shakti-sampanna and Samruddha. This should be our focus,” said Shri Modi.

Beginning his address, Shri Modi said, “We are the glorious culture where women are worshipped as Goddesses, and this is reflective of how deep our ancestors thought.” He further highlighted the fervent spiritual inclination towards Maa Amba, prevalent not only amongst the people of Gujarat but also outside the state. “The Yatra of these Shaktipeeths manifest the unity of Bharat Mata,” said Shri Modi.

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Sharing his thought of developing the tourism prospects in all spiritual locales of India, Shri Modi said, “Tourism enhances the economic livelihood of the poor.”

Shri Modi spoke of the need to take initiatives that will boost the tourism industry in Ambaji, and shared his thought of how this spiritual abode should not remain limited to being only a divine place but should also emerge as a place for business too. “By serving Maa Amba, we have got to serve our Adivasi sisters and brothers. They will get work opportunities. When you develop those areas, the poor are helped. May Maa's blessings remain with us, bless the poor, this is what we pray,said Shri Modi.

Shri Modi spoke of how one should make the most of latest technology and innovation to cash in on the growth prospects of every spiritual destination, while emphasizing that most such places lacked proper economic growth owing to their unfavourable geographical location. He said, “We need to make our Tirth Sthans with modern facilities and infrastructure. We need to create such facilities that people are drawn to staying here for a few days. This will help the poor too.”

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Shri Modi also spoke of how there were no facilities in Mecca nearly 40 years ago, but with the passage of time it started getting developed slowly and now a set-up is in place.

Appreciating the arrangements made at Ambaji, Shri Modi said, “The arrangements made here are very good. Technology has also been used so that people can learn about Shaktipeeth's history.”

Shri Modi also shared the idea of using technology and adapting the concept of modern kitchens to provide healthy food to the children availing the mid-day meal programme at schools in Ambaji.

Stating the reverence attached to the Yatra of 51 Shaktipeeths in India, Shri Modi spoke of how the idea to have all 51 Shaktipeeths at one place was born. “The Yatra of 51 Shaktipeeths is not easy, even for the most devout Bhakts. At the most, people can visit 5-7 of the Shaktipeeths during their lifetime. We thought, why not have all the 51 Shaktipeeths here so that whoever comes to worship Maa Amba can also worship the 51 Shaktipeeths,” said Shri Modi. He further said that in the initial stages, due research was done and emphasis was given to ensure that the rituals followed in each of the Shaktipeeths across India, would precisely and faithfully be replicated here too.

Minister for Health, Finance and Transport Shri Nitinbhai Patel, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, and Sports Shri Ramanlal Vora, Minister for Welfare of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Shri Liladhar Vaghela, Ministers of State Pradeepsinh Jadeja and Parbatbhai Patel and MLA- Shankar Chaudhary were present on the occasion.

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Shri Modi spoke of the need to take initiatives that will boost the tourism industry in Ambaji

Shri Modi spoke of the need to take initiatives that will boost the tourism industry in Ambaji

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Today morning PM Narendra Modi chaired a comprehensive meeting which lasted for almost 2 hours to review the public health preparedness & vaccination related situation for Covid-19.

PM was briefed about the global trends on Covid-19 infections and cases. Officials highlighted that countries across the world have experienced multiple COVID-19 surges since the onset of the pandemic. PM also reviewed the national situation relating to Covid-19 cases and test positivity rates.

PM was apprised of the progress in vaccination and the efforts being made under the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign. PM directed that there is a need to increase the second dose coverage and that states need to be sensitised on the need to ensure that all those who have got the first dose are given the second dose timely. PM was also given details about the sero-positivity in the country from time to time and its implications in public health response.

Officials briefed PM about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics and the impact seen in various countries. Its implications for India were also discussed. PM spoke about the need to be proactive in light of the new variant. PM said that in light of the new threat, people need to more cautious and the need to take proper precautions like masking & social distancing. PM highlighted the need for monitoring all international arrivals, their testing as per guidelines, with a specific focus on countries identified ‘at risk’. PM also asked officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emerging new evidence.

PM was given an overview of the sequencing efforts in the country and the variants circulating in the country. PM directed that genome sequencing samples be collected from international travellers and community as per norms, tested through the network of labs already established under INSACOG and early warning signal identified for Covid-19 management. PM spoke about the need to increase the sequencing efforts and make it more broad-based.

He also directed officials to work closely with state governments to ensure that there is proper awareness at the state and district level. He directed that intensive containment and active surveillance should continue in clusters reporting higher cases and required technical support be provided to states which are reporting higher cases presently. PM also asked that awareness needs to be created about ventilation and air-borne behaviour of the virus.

Officials briefed PM that they are following a facilitative approach to newer pharmaceutical products. PM instructed officials to coordinate with states to ensure that there is adequate buffer stocks of various medicines. He asked officials to work with the states to review the functioning of medical infrastructure including pediatric facilities.

PM asked officials to co-ordinate with states to endure proper functioning of PSA oxygen plants & ventilators.

The meeting was attended by Shri. Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. V.K.Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Shri. A.K.Bhalla, Home Secretary, Shri. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary (MoHFW), Secretary (Pharmaceuticals); Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary (Biotechnology); Dr. Balram Bhargava, DG ICMR; Shri. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary (AYUSH); Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary (Urban Development); Sh. R.S. Sharma CEO NHA; Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan (Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India) along with other senior officials.