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PM Modi attends meeting of Somnath trust, stresses the need to develop Somnath as ancient heritage pilgrimage
Somnath expected to witness over 1 crore Yatris, trustees call for state of the art infrastructure for all round development
Somnath gains over 2 million followers on social media
Somnath: PM Modi suggests excavations of areas to establish various missing historic links
Somanth: PM Modi suggests to bring maximum areas under CCTV surveillance network
Somnath Trust decides to deposit about 6 kg gold under Gold Monetisation Scheme of Government of India

A meeting of the Board of Trusties of Somnath Trust was held at the Prime Minister’s residence in Delhi, today. As the Chairman of the trust Shri Keshubhai Patel being unwell could not attend the meeting, Shri L.K. Advani chaired the meeting. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Harshavardhan Neotia, Shri P K Laheri and Shri J D Parmar as the trustees, also attended the meeting.

The newly appointed trustee Shri Amitbhai Shah was welcomed by the board.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to develop the Somnath as an ancient heritage pilgrimage as well as a tourist destination. The Trust reviewed the progress of various Projects of continuous growth of devotees visiting Somnath. The Trustees also said that as Somnath is about to witness one crore of Yatris, the state of the art infrastructure for the all-round development should be envisioned. Somnath has more than 2 million followers on social media.

The Prime Minister also suggested excavations of areas to establish various missing historic links. He said that high-tech marine attractions and virtual reality shows should be covered in the future plan. He also suggested to bring maximum areas under CCTV surveillance network.

The Somnath Trust has also decided to deposit about 6 kg gold under Gold Monetisation Scheme of Government of India.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.