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Ahmedabad, Friday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will himself lead Team Gujarat to cover select 32,772 primary schools in all the 18,000 villages, 151 municipalities and eight municipal corporations during the 9th Kanya Kelavni Yatra (Girls' Education) and Shala Praveshotsav Abhiyan (School Enrollment Movement) They will be held in two phases from June 16 to 18 in rural areas and from June 23 to 24, 2011 in urban areas.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi will himself lead Team Gujarat. Others include the entire Council of Ministers and all Secretaries, besides other officers and people's representatives. The Gujarat Team to be divided into small groups of five, as each group will fan out to entire state, visiting five schools daily during the six-day movement.

The twin movements which entered the seventh year have already started paying dividends in the form of higher enrollment, greater spread of education among girl child and qualitative improvement, as per the comparative figures of Census 2001 and 2011 reports.

Speaking at the state-level preview meeting, Mr. Narendra Modi said the most heartening aspect of the twin movements is the people's all round support, down to the village level, replacing the complacency with awareness and positive action. The movements' other positive aspect is taking care of the school children's healthcare as well.

Education Minister Ramanlal Vora listed the new features on the movements this year. Principal Education Secretary Hasmukh Adhia made the introductory remarks and Primary Education Secretary R.P. Gupta gave the details of the programmes.

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PM thanks World Leaders for their greetings on 76th Independence Day
August 15, 2022
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has thanked World Leaders for their greetings and wishes on the occasion of 76th Independence Day.

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you for your Independence Day wishes, PM Anthony Albanese. The friendship between India and Australia has stood the test of time and has benefitted both our peoples greatly."

In response to a tweet by the President of Maldives, the Prime Minister said;

"Grateful for your wishes on our Independence Day, President @ibusolih. And for your warm words on the robust India-Maldives friendship, which I second wholeheartedly."

In response to a tweet by the President of France, the Prime Minister said;

"Touched by your Independence Day greetings, President @EmmanuelMacron. India truly cherishes its close relations with France. Ours is a bilateral partnership for global good."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Bhutan, the Prime Minister said;

"I thank @PMBhutan Lotay Tshering for his Independence Day wishes. All Indians cherish our special relationship with Bhutan - a close neighbour and a valued friend."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominica, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you, PM Roosevelt Skerrit, for your greetings on our Independence Day. May the bilateral relations between India and the Commonwealth of Dominica continue to grow in the coming years."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, the Prime Minister said;

"Honoured to receive your Independence Day wishes, PM Pravind Kumar Jugnauth. India and Mauritius have very deep cultural linkages. Our nations are also cooperating in a wide range of subjects for the mutual benefit of our citizens."

In response to a tweet by the President of Madagascar, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you President Andry Rajoelina for wishing us on our Independence Day. As a trusted developmental partner, India will always work with Madagascar for the welfare of our people."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Nepal, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you for the wishes, PM @SherBDeuba. May the India-Nepal friendship continue to flourish in the years to come."