"Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the Sadhu Vaswani College of Nursing"
"Shri Narendra Modi praises the great humanitarian work carried out by Sadhu Vaswani mission"
"Shri Narendra Modi expresses hope that the nursing college started by Dada Vaswani will go a long way in helping mankind"

Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the Sadhu Vaswani College of Nursing in Pune on 14th July 2013. Dada Vaswani addressed the gathered audience and called for unity and the spirit of giving in everyone. He thanked Shri Narendra Modi for gracing the occasion. Dada Vaswani said India needs the shakti of silent service. “We need leaders who will not scramble for power” said Dada Vaswani. Dada Vaswani told the youth of India to seek not power, but seek service. He urged the youth to be Indians first and volunteer for India first. Dada Vaswani also called for an end to the cult of empty commercialisation. He expressed sadness that India is known to be number one in the world for corruption.

Shri Narendra Modi also addressed the audience gathered on the occasion. Shri Modi said that the seed that Sadhu Vaswani had planted in his lifetime, has been watered and brought up by Dada Vaswani, his disciple in a fine manner. He said that it is easier to find a good teacher, but to find a worthy disciple is rare. Shri Modi said that he is fortunate to be sitting next to Dada Vaswani. But this good fortune was not because of any merit or his public position, but it was due to the greatness of Dada Vaswani. Shri Modi also said that he would not have been able to understand how much spiritual affection Dada had for him, if he had not met him.

Shri Narendra Modi said that he first met Dada Vaswani 23 years ago at a world religions conference in America. He added that Dada Vaswani's words have summarised the way to a better person as well as a better nation. Shri Modi praised the humanitarian work done by Sadhu Vaswani mission. On this topic, Shri Narendra Modi mentioned that cataract operations have been done for the cattle in Gujarat. He also added that due to persistent efforts from the Government more than 112 cattle diseases have been eradicated.

Shri Narendra Modi informed that when he took over as the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he was saddened and shocked on knowing about the state of girl child education in Gujarat. He said that it was found that girls were dropping out of school and it was also found that there were no toilets for girls in schools. He said that on knowing this, toilets were constructed for girls in schools and the girl child enrolment increased. Speaking further on the same matter, Shri Modi said that India is the only culture where God has been imagined in the feminine form.

Shri Narendra Modi said that 'Live and let live' is a Western motto. But in India, we go a step ahead and say 'Live, let live, and help people live'. He added that tolerance is touted as a great quality in the world but in India, acceptance, which is a higher quality, is inculcated in our lives. Shri Modi said that to think of service as a goal is what Dada has achieved through his efforts. He added that the way Dada has described him is what he must become. Shri Modi concluded his speech by saying that the whole world needs good nurses and this nursing college started by Pujya Dada will go a long way in helping mankind.

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King Chilli ‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland exported to London for the first time
July 28, 2021

In a major boost to exports of Geographical Indications (GI) products from the north-eastern region, a consignment of ‘Raja Mircha’ also referred as king chilli from Nagaland was today exported to London via Guwahati by air for the first time.

The consignment of King Chilli also considered as world’s hottest based on the Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). The consignment was sourced from Tening, part of Peren district, Nagaland and was packed at APEDA assisted packhouse at Guwahati. 

The chilli from Nagaland is also referred as Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper. It got GI certification in 2008.

APEDA in collaboration with the Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB), coordinated the first export consignment of fresh King Chilli. APEDA had coordinated with NSAMB in sending samples for laboratory testing in June and July 2021 and the results were encouraging as it is grown organically.

Exporting fresh King Chilli posed a challenge because of its highly perishable nature.

Nagaland King Chilli belongs to genus Capsicum of family Solanaceae. Naga king chilli has been considered as the world’s hottest chilli and is constantly on the top five in the list of the world's hottest chilies based on the SHUs.

APEDA would continue to focus on the north eastern region and has been carrying out promotional activities to bring the North-Eastern states on the export map. In 2021, APEDA has facilitated exports of Jackfruits from Tripura to London and Germany, Assam Lemon to London, Red rice of Assam to the United States and Leteku ‘Burmese Grape’ to Dubai.