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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today attended the first anniversary celebration of the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT, in Pune.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that a fresh trend is now noticed where cities are moving forward to compete on the path of development. He said there is a positive atmosphere of competing on development works through the spirit of Jan Bhaagidaari. He emphasized that people in the cities must decide about the development of their urban spaces, adding that these decisions cannot be taken in Delhi. He said that the spirit of participative governance is vital.

The Prime Minister said that the days when urbanization was seen as a problem are now over; it is now seen as an opportunity.

Shri Narendra Modi said that cities are growth centres which have the capacity to mitigate the problems faced by the people.

The Prime Minister also stressed on the need for cities to focus on solid waste management.

Earlier, the Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan, joined the event through live video conferencing from Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar and Jaipur respectively. They shared their views with the gathering. The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Smart Net Portal, and Smart City Projects of Pune. He launched the “Make Your City SMART” Contest.

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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand statue to be installed at India Gate says PM
January 21, 2022
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has announced that a grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be installed at India Gate. Till the grand statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is completed, the Prime Minister will unveil his Hologram statue on his birth anniversary on 23rd January, 2022.

In a series of tweet, the Prime Minister said;

"At a time when the entire nation is marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I am glad to share that his grand statue, made of granite, will be installed at India Gate. This would be a symbol of India’s indebtedness to him.

Till the grand statue of Netaji Bose is completed, a hologram statue of his would be present at the same place. I will unveil the hologram statue on 23rd January, Netaji’s birth anniversary."