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"The Kite Festival across Gujarat to be 8-day affair January 7-14"
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Ahmedabad, Friday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the annual International Kite Festival-2014 at the Sabarmati Riverfront here on Sunday, January 12 at 9 a.m. He will also take round of various stalls and other attractions, besides the Theme Pavilions to be inaugurated the previous evening.

Other highlights of the three-day festival include march-past by competitors from different parts of the country and abroad, acrobatics and ‘Surya Namaskar’ by 2,000 students of Bhagwat Vidyapith.

The kiters will also fly ‘tukkal’ (oil lamps or candles tied to kites) at the same venue after sunset, all the three days at the same venue. A cultural function has been organized on January 13, also at the same venue. It will reach its feverish pitch on January 14, coinciding with Makar Sankranti being celebrated all over the country.

On January 14, the kiters and tourists will be exposed to Ahmedabad’s traditional culture of people living in closely-knit houses in the lanes and bye-lanes of the city, locally called ‘Pol’, and to flying kites from the terrace.

According to Gujarat’s Tourism Minister Saurabh Patel, the international kite festival, jointly organized by Gujarat Government and Tourism Department, is drawing more competitors and visitors with the passage of every year. The festival is involving participation of greater number of artisans in the form of providing jobs and improving the state’s economy.

In Gujarat, the Minister said, the kite festival will be an eight-day affair from January 7 to 14, 2014.

You can watch the events LIVE on narendramodi.in and follow live tweets on narendramodi_in

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PM congratulates Speaker Shri Om Birla for completing two years in office
June 19, 2021
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated, Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla for completing two years in office.
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said:

"Over the last two years, Shri @ombirlakota Ji has ushered in a series of steps that have enriched our Parliamentary democracy and enhanced productivity, leading to the passage of many historic as well as pro-people legislations. Congratulations to him!

It is worth noting that Shri @ombirlakota Ji has placed special emphasis on giving first time MPs, young MPs and women MPs the opportunity to speak on the floor of the House. He has also strengthened the various Committees, whose role in our democracy is vital."