On the eve of 62nd Republic Festival, Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi while felicitating winners of Vanche Gujarat quiz contests termed the festival as an occasion to reaffirm our pledge and commitment to our constitution. Surat beams with pride; the State level celebration of Republic festival has sparked cheers among the students of schools and colleges who received prizes from Shri Modijee.
The Chief Minister also announced to organize an ‘On-line quiz contest and Vanche Gujarat competitions’ every year. The theme of Vanche Gujarat Book-Quiz contests is to have a special focus on three factors- the life and work of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Indian constitution and the duties of the citizens.
He recalled that last republic festival was celebrated at Surendranagar. With active support and participation of Jan-Shakti the ‘Samvidhan Sanman Yatra’ was taken out at that time.
Reading opens the doors of mind and enriches the person in knowledge domain. CM inspired the students to cultivate reading habit.
The final of Vanche Gujarat Quiz contest , based on the theme of Indian Constitution, was held at Katargam in the presence of CM. Around 36 colleges took part in to the contest ,which started on 18th Jan. CM honored the champion and runners-up with shields. Written words never lose its power, the contest remained an enriching experience filled with fun.
Department of Biotechnology, Veer Narmad University, became champion and Akhandanand College emerged runners up. They got compliments and shield from the CM.
He lauded the visionary initiatives of Gujarat. Those who plan for next 100 years must invest in human capital, added CM. No government has ever taken such an initiative to enhance the knowledge domain of society; however, with the same resolution Gujarat has launched the Vanche Gujarat mission.
Guardian Minister to Surat, Shri Mangubhai Patel, Panchayat Minister Shri Narottam Patel, M.P. Smt Darshana Jardos, Shri C.R.Patil, MLAs Shri Ranjitbhai Gilitvala, Kirit Patel, Kishor Vankvala, Atmaram Parmar, Dy Mayor Chayaben Bhuva, eminent leaders, Municipal Commissioner S. Aparna, Collector Shri A.J. Shah, and students attended the function.