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The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat on 4th and 5th March 2019. He will be in Jamnagar, Jaspur and Ahmedabad while in 5th March he will be in Adalaj and Vastral.

On 4th March at Jamnagar, PM  will visit the Medical College Campus and launch various development works. These include-

Dedication to the nation of Annexe of Guru Gobind Singh Hospital: 

The 750 bed annexe of Guru Gobind Singh hospital will be dedicated to the nation by the Prime Minister. He will also inaugurate the newly built PG hostel of the hospital. Prime Minister will visit the Hospital and interact with students and faculty of the hospital.

Unveiling of SAUNI projects:

PM will unveil the SAUNI projects at the venue through the press of a button. The Sauni projects include dedication to the Nation of Und-1 to RanjitSagar Lift irrigation Scheme and Machu-1 to Nyari Lift Irrigation scheme. He will also lay the foundation stone of Jodiya Desalination Plant and Und-3 to Venu-2 Lift Irrigation scheme

Flagging of Bandra- Jamnagar Humsafar Express: Through video link, PM will flag off the Bandra- Jamnagar Humsafar Express

Other Projects 

Through the unveiling of plaque, PM will dedicate the 51km pipeline from Aaji-3 to Khijadia. He will also lay the foundation stone of Rajkot-Kanalus Railway Line doubling project. PM will also hand over keys to select beneficiaries to mark the dedication of 448 houses constructed by Jamnagar Municipal Corporation and 1008 flats constructed by Jamnagar Area Development Authority. PM will address the gathering at the venue 

At Jaspur, PM will visit Jaspur in Gujarat, to lay the Foundation Stone of Vishva Umiyadham Complex. He will later address the gathering at the venue 

At Vastral Gam Metro Station, Ahmedabad, The Prime Minister at the Vastral Gam Metro Station, will inaugurate the Phase-1 of Ahmedabad Metro. He will also lay the Foundation Stone of Phase-2 of the Metro. PM will unveil the Common Mobility Card of Ahmedabad Metro. PM will then flag off the metro train and take a ride in the Metro from Vastral Gam station. Union Cabinet had given approval for the Phase-2 of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project in February 2019. Phase- 2 will comprise of two corridors of total length 28.254 kms. It will provide comfortable and reliable public transport to the travelers especially in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar region. The Ahmedabad Metro Rail phase 1 project is around 40.03 km in total, out of which 6.5 km is underground and the rest of the stretch is elevated. These Metro Projects will not only add to connectivity, but will also reduce the travel time and enhance the ease of living substantially in the urban areas. 

At BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, PM will launch various projects related to health and railways.

Health

PM will dedicate to nation various hospitals built in Ahmedabad region. They are Women Children & Super Specialty Hospital, Cancer Hospital, Eye Hospital and Dental Hospital. These hospitals will be a tremendous boost to the health care sector in Ahmedabad. With these hospitals, quality health care will be ensured for the people in Ahmedabad and nearby regions.Prime Minister will distribute Golden Cards to select beneficiaries of PM-JAY- Ayushman Bharat scheme.

Railways 

PM will inaugurate the Patan- Bindi Railway Line. He will also dedicate the Dahod Railway Workshop, which includes the modernization and augmentation of Wagon POH capacity to 150 wagons per month. He will also lay the foundation stone of Anand-Godhra Railway Line Doubling Project. PM will then address the gathering.

Prime Minister will also pay a visit to the New Civil Hospital and cut the ribbon to mark the inauguration of the 1200 bed New Civil hospital. He will also visit the New Cancer Hospital and Eye Hospital in Ahmedabad.

5 March 2019

At Adalaj, Gandhinagar, On 5th March, PM will visit the Annapurna Dham Trust in Adalaj, Gandhinagar. There he will lay the Foundation Stone of Shikshan Bhavan and Vidhyarthi  Bhavan. PM will also address the gathering 

Launch of Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana (PM-SYM)

At Vastral, Prime Minister will mark the launch of the pension scheme for unorganized sector workers, the Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan, through the online fund transfer to beneficiaries. He will also distribute PM-SYM Pension Cards to select beneficiaries.

About PM-SYM

In the interim budget for 2019-20, Government of India introduced a mega pension scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) to ensure old age protection for unorganized Workers, whose monthly income is Rs 15,000/ per month or less It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme, where each subscriber under the PMSYM, shall receive minimum assured pension of Rs 3000- per month after attaining the age of 60 years. A contribution matching the age specific contribution of the beneficiary will be made by the Central Government.

It is expected that at least ten crore workers in the unorganized sector will avail the benefit of Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan within next five years. About half of India’s GDP comes from over forty crore workers in the unorganised sector, mostly working as street vendors, rickshaw pullers, construction workers, rag pickers, agricultural workers, beedi workers, handloom, leather and numerous other similar occupations. The PM-SYM along with the health coverage provided under ‘Ayushman Bharat’ and life & disability coverage provided under ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ and ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, will ensure comprehensive social security coverage for the workers in the unorganized sector at their old age.

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi interacted with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the COVID vaccination programme in Goa through a video conference on the completion of 100% first dose coverage for the adult population in Goa.

Interaction with healthcare workers and beneficiaries

During the interaction, the Prime Minister enquired from Dr Nitin Dhupdale, Lecturer in Goa Medical College, how he convinced people to take COVID vaccines. He also discussed the difference between the COVID vaccination campaign and the earlier campaign. Dr Dhupdale praised the mission campaign mode of this particular campaign. Criticizing the opposition party, PM wondered how after vaccinating 2.5 crore people there were reactions from the opposition party instead of the vaccinated people. The Prime Minister lauded doctors and other Corona warriors for the completion of 100% first dose coverage for the adult population in Goa. He said that this is an inspiration for the entire world.

Prime Minister while interacting with the COVID beneficiary and activist Shri Nazir Shaikh enquired how he decided to convince others to take the vaccines. He asked Shri Nazir about the difficulties faced by him in taking people to the vaccination centres. He also asked Shri Nazir about his experience in the vaccination drive. The Prime Minister said that the inclusion of ‘Sabka Prayas’ like Shri Nazir Shaikh’s effort is a big factor in achieving results in this very important campaign. The Prime Minister praised the socially conscious activists all over the country.

While interacting with Ms Sweema Fernandes, the Prime Minister asked what all enquiries she made while people came to her for vaccination. She explained the stages of maintaining the cold chain. He also enquired how they maintained the cold chain for the vaccines. He inquired about the steps taken by them to achieve zero wastage of vaccines. The Prime Minister praised her for doing her duties despite her family commitments and thanked all the families of the corona warriors for their efforts.

While interacting with Shri Shashikant Bhagat, the Prime Minister recalled how he interacted with his old acquaintance on his birthday yesterday. He narrated that when asked about his age, the Prime Minister said ‘Abhi 30 baaki hain’ (30 more to go). Shri Modi advised 75-year-old Shri Bhagat not to dwell on 75 years but should focus on 25 years to come. He enquired about any difficulties faced by him during vaccination. Shri Bhagat expressed his satisfaction with the preference given to the senior citizens. He also dispelled the fears of the side effects of vaccines, as he is a diabetic and did not face any side effects. The Prime Minister praised Shri Bhagat, a retired sales tax officer for his social service and said that the government is committed to enhancing the ease of living including in the sphere of taxation.

The Prime Minister enquired Ms Sweety SM Vengurlekar how she organized Tikka Utsav in remote areas. He asked about the planning that went into organizing the Utsav. The Prime Minister emphasized that the focus was on making it easy for the citizens during the pandemic as far as possible. He asked for proper documentation and dissemination of the logistics involved in such a massive exercise.

The Prime Minister enquired visually challenged beneficiary Ms Sumera Khan about her experience of vaccination. The Prime Minister praised Ms Khan for her achievements in academics and wished her well for her aspirations of becoming an IAS officer. Shri Modi lauded the Divyang citizens of the country for inspiring the lives that they are leading.

Speech of the Prime Minister

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister lauded the people of Goa for achieving Anant Sutr’ (Protection) during the auspicious Ganesh Utsav season. He expressed happiness for every eligible person in Goa getting at least one dose of the vaccine. “This is a major milestone in the fight against Corona. Every achievement of Goa that epitomises the concept of El Bharat -Shreshth Bharat fills me with great joy”, he said.

The Prime Minister remembered the services of Shri Manohar Parikkar on this day of major achievements.

The Prime Minister remarked that in the last few months, Goa has fought bravely with natural calamities like heavy rains, cyclones, floods. He praised all the corona warriors, health workers and Team Goa for maintaining the pace of corona vaccination amidst these natural calamities.

The Prime Minister commended the kind of coordination that Goa has shown in dealing with social and geographical challenges. The pace of vaccination in Canacona sub-division, which is located in the remotest parts of the state, sets an example for the rest of the state. “Goa has shown the great results of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka, Vishwas and Sabka Prayas.” he said.

The Prime Minister struck an emotional chord and said that I have seen many birthdays and have always been indifferent to that but, in all my years, yesterday was a day that made me deeply emotional.” Yesterday’s occasion was made extra special by the efforts of the country and corona warriors. He praised the compassion, service and sense of duty of the team and people for vaccinating 2.5 crore people. “Everyone cooperated fully, people connected this with service. It was their compassion and duty that made this feat of 2.5 crore vaccination in a day possible,” said a visibly moved Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister praised the contribution of the people of the medical field, those who are engaged for the last two years, without caring for their lives, are helping the countrymen in fighting Corona, for the record vaccination yesterday. People associate it with service. It is his compassion and duty that has been able to administer 2.5 crore vaccine doses. The Prime Minister informed that Himachal, Goa, Chandigarh and Lakshadweep have completed the first dose for the eligible population. Sikkim, Andaman Nicobar, Kerala, Laddakh, Uttrakhand and Dadra Nagar haveli are not far behind.

The Prime Minister said that India prioritized tourist destinations in its vaccination efforts though this was not talked about earlier. It was important for our tourism destinations to open. The Central government has also recently taken several steps to encourage foreign tourists. It has been decided to give free visas to 5 lakh tourists visiting India, loan up to 10 lakh with a government guarantee to the stakeholders in the tourism sector and loan up to 1 lakh for registered tourist guides have been instituted, the Prime Minister informed.

The Prime Minister said that the ‘double engine government’ is powering the efforts of making the Goan tourism sector more attractive and giving more facilities to farmers and fishermen of the state. Mopa greenfield airport and 6 lane highway with the allocation of 12 thousand crore, Zuari bridge connecting North and South Goa to be inaugurated in few months are enhancing connectivity in the state.

Shri Modi noted that Goa has taken a pledge of Swayam Poorna Goa to attain AatmNirbharta in Amrit Kaal and has started manufacturing more than 50 components. He underlined Goa’s achievements in toilet coverage, cent per cent electrification, and the great effort for ‘Har Ghar Jal’ campaign. The country has connected 5 crore households with piped water in 2 years and Goa’s efforts in this direction show the state’s clear priority for good governance and ease of living. The Prime Minister also listed Goa’s efforts in providing ration to poor families, free gas cylinder, distribution of PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, expansion of Kisan Credit Cards in mission mode during pandemic and Svanidhi scheme benefits to street vendors. Calling Goa a state of boundless possibilities, the Prime Minister said “Goa is not just a state of the country but also is a strong marker of Brand India”.