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"Chief Minister Mr. Modi Says It Is A Feeling Of Immense Pride To Say “Ame Gujarati”. Gifted With Skills & Intelligence

Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today addressed the organizers of “Ame Gujarati” a Business Culture Event planned in London’s Wembley and extended his greetings for the success of the event. Mr. Modi said it is moment of immense pride and feeling of dedication to take Gujarat to newer heights when one says “Ame Gujarati” (we are Gujarati).

Chief minister Mr. Modi’s video conference message is as follows. Mr. Modi said: I extend my wishes for the success of “Ame Gujarati”, a get-together function planned at Wembley stadium on July 27 and 28.

“When we say that ‘Ame Gujarati’, who are we Gujarati? The meaning of Ame Gujarati is that those who are all-inclusive, those who are entrepreneurs. Centuries ago Gujaratis had left Gujarat for the World. They have reached wherever it was possible. It was not just trade and employment but they are adventurous in nature. When we say Gujarati the values of business, trade, adventure and sadbhaav run through our veins. Gujaratis never forgot their roots and even today you will find Gujarati families preparing daal using jiggery of which the taste epitomizes sweetness of the community. Even those go abroad from other states in India prefer to stay with Gujarati families because there one feels closer to home even though they have settled there for years. They feel Gujarat, which has the characteristic of getting mixed with local people anywhere in the world like sugar gets melted in milk.”

Mr. Modi said you go anywhere in the World and you will find Gujarati to have become integral part of local community with no tension or dispute. No Gujarati will appear unlikeable to any of the society. Mr. Modi further said Gujarati will not interfere in the public life and will never be a miscreant to local politics, these are qualities of Gujaratis.

The chief minister said when it is said that he is business minded person, it implies that he is practical man and has skills, intelligence and industrious nature which take them to places. Mr. Modi said it is this mentality of hard working nature has made Gujaratis lead a path to their bright futures and has today widely been discussed across World.

When country got freedom things never happened which should have had happened, said Mr. Modi, added, “This had brought despair to people. We have started rectifying this and a common-man has developed a confidence that Gujarat is on right path and we claim the same. We have never claimed we have attained the goal and we are confident to take Gujarat to new heights and achieve its goal. The reason for this is we have proved our ways. Experience of last one decade has made it clear; it is the path of development, holistic development; inclusive development, development for all and no section of the society should be left out in the process.”

Mr. Modi said, “Everyone get education, have houses, access to health, employment to all and welfare of everyone. Ultimately those who have sacrificed their lives like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, and gave us the path to bring welfare to each and everyone in the society. But for that development is needed.”

Gujarat chief minister said it is important to achieve new heights and they are doing it. Mr. Modi said, “It is my request to work for the human welfare, all of you…wherever you are, using your experiences, your intelligence and your strengths.” Mr. Modi said, “We are the people dedicated to Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam ideology and indebted to our society, our nation and we must not let any opportunity go waste in repaying it. It is moment of immense proud when we say “Ame Gujarati”.

My best wishes for all of you… Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat

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April 14, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today interacted with Governors and Lieutenant Governors of all States and Union Territories regarding the Covid-19 situation and ongoing vaccination drive in the country, through video conferencing.

Prime Minister said that in the battle against Covid, along with the vaccines, our values and sense of duty are our biggest strengths. Praising the citizens who participated in this battle last year considering it their duty, he said that the same feeling of Janbhagidari needs to be encouraged now as well. He said that the role of the Governors, through appropriate utilization of their social capacity, thus becomes all the more critical to achieving this. Governors are an important link to ensure better coordination between State Governments and society, he said, adding that the combined power of all community organizations, political parties, NGOs and social institutions needs to be harnessed.

Prime Minister suggested that the Governors can actively engage to ensure that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with the State Governments towards micro containment. He said that their social network can help ensure an increase in the capacity of ambulances, ventilators and oxygen in hospitals. Along with spreading the message about vaccination and treatment, the Governors can also spread awareness about AYUSH related remedies.

Prime Minister noted that our youth, our workforce, is an important part of our economy. Hence, it is important to ensure that our youth follows all Covid related protocols and precautions. He said that the Governors’ role is also critical in ensuring the greater engagement of our students in University campuses towards this Janbhagidari. We also need to focus on better utilization of facilities at University and College campuses, he added. He said that just like last year, NCC and NSS also have a key role to play this year as well. Prime Minister said that the Governors are an important pillar of Janbhagidari in this battle and their coordination with State Governments and guidance to institutions of the State will further strengthen the nation’s resolve.

Discussing the rise in the number of Covid cases, the Prime Minister said that in this stage of the fight against the virus, the country stands to gain from last year’s experience and improved healthcare capacity. He discussed the increase RTPCR testing capacity and noted that the country has become Aatmanirbhar with respect to kits and other material related to testing. All this has led to a reduction in the cost of RTPCR tests also. He added that most of the products related to testing are also available on the GeM portal. Prime Minister emphasized the significance of increasing tracking, tracing and testing, and said that RTPCR testing needs to be increased from 60% to 70%. He said that it is pertinent to ensure that more and more people get tested.

Prime Minister underlined that the government is committed to ensuring adequate availability of vaccines. He highlighted that India has become the fastest nation to reach the landmark of 10 crore vaccinations. Noting the positive impact of Tika Utsav in the last four days, he said that in this period, the vaccination drive was expanded and new vaccination centres also came up.

Interaction

The Vice President of India, Union Home Minister and Union Health Minister also attended the interaction.

The Vice President appreciated the Prime Minister for leading the fight against Covid and his proactive steps to develop the infrastructure required to tackle the pandemic. He also highlighted the scientific community's contribution in giving a vaccine to India and the whole world. He also talked about the contribution of healthcare workers, sanitation workers, and other frontline workers who have played a vital role during the pandemic.

The Vice President called upon the Governors to bring up a coordinated front by leading all-party meetings in their respective states and engaging with civil society organisations to spread awareness about covid-appropriate behaviour. The Vice president said that a 'Team India spirit' cutting across policy lines should be adopted, and in this regard, Governors as the 'Guardians of the State' could guide the State Governments.

Union Home Minister stressed the importance of saving each and every life. Union Health Secretary gave a presentation on Covid cases and vaccination drive. He gave an overview of how India has followed a proactive and pre-emptive approach in this endeavour.

The Governors shared details of how their respective states are tackling the spread of the virus and coordinating activities towards ensuring a smooth implementation of the vaccination drive, while also mentioning the deficiencies of healthcare facilities in the States.

They gave suggestions for further improvement in the efforts and shared plans of how Janbhagidari can be increased through the active social engagement of various groups.