On the evening of Friday 10th January 2014 Shri Narendra Modi addressed the 32nd All India Police Equestrian Meet, which was held in Ahmedabad. Shri Modi awarded medals and trophies to the winners of the various events and congratulated them for their wonderful performance.
Shri Modi spoke about the importance of horse riding and recalled the close link India’s history and its heroes such as Maharana Pratap share with horses. Shri Modi said that the Gujarat Government encourages youngsters who wish to learn horse riding. He also talked about the importance of sports in the life of an individual and pointed that the Gujarat government has set up a Sports University and every district will have a sports school. He outlined the importance of both sports and sportsmanship in his address.
He shared that Gujarat is hosting this meet after over 15 years and he extended his gratitude to the Centre for giving Gujarat the opportunity to host the meet after so many years.
Minister of State for Home Shri Rajnibhai Patel, Gujarat’s DGP and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.