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Shri Narendra Modi speaks at Swami Vivekananda Woman Chess Meet at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. 

Over 4000 chess players, including specially abled players participate in this record breaking Chess extravaganza. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and Shri LK Advani ji present on the occasion. 

Those giving advertisements to change the Disha and Dasha of Gujarat should come to the venue! 

Chess players seldom lose their balance. The game gives the individual the strength to win and enables one to compete with the self: Shri Modi 

Government making a determined effort to make Chess a part of our lives: Shri Modi 

Many asked me why I am holding such programmes for those who cannot vote but for me, this is about development of Gujarat: Shri Modi 

We assure the youth they will inherit a Gujarat of which they will be extremely proud: Shri Modi 

Specially thank Advani ji, who attended despite a Parliament session in progress: Shri Modi

 

As a part of the 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Swami Vivekananda, the Swami Vivekananda Women Chess Tournament was held on the evening of Monday, 27th August 2012. Over 4000 women chess participants including specially abled players participated in the chess extravaganza.

On the occasion, Shri Modi made a zestful speech, which was received with repeated rounds of applause from the young population. He welcomed players who have assembled from all parts of Gujarat and said that earlier Chess was seen as a game for men but Gujarat has successfully broken that cliché. He stated that the 21st century is a century of knowledge and chess can be a great way to enhance knowledge skills.

Shri Modi stated that those who play chess seldom lose their balance and this is something that is very admirable. Chess also gives the individual the strength to win, Shri Modi added. He called it a beauty of chess that it enables the individual to compete with the self.

In his speech, Shri Modi affirmed that the Government is working towards making chess a part of our lives. He shared that the province from which Garry Kasparov hails has a significant Buddhist influence where Chess has been promoted in a big way due to which a major difference has been made in the surroundings.

The Chief Minister said that few people had asked him- with elections looming large why was he organizing such programmes for those who cant even vote. But, Shri Modi affirmed that it is Gujarat over and above everything else that is important.

Speaking on the continuous news of corruption on TV, Shri Modi stated that those who were giving advertisements of changing Gujarat’s Disha (Direction) and Dasha  (Condition) should consider seeing this Women Chess Meet! He assured the youth that when they come of age, they will inherit a Gujarat of which they will be very proud.

He profusely thanked Mr. Viswanathan Anand for attending and specially thanked Shri Advani ji, who attended the programme despite an important Parliament session going on.

He congratulated the youth for breaking their own record and wished them very best. Cabinet Minister Shri Fakirbhai Vaghela was present on the occasion.

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PM Modi appreciates the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing. The Prime Minister appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.

PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.

PM Modi remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’. He said essential medicines were made available to more than 150 countries around the world during the pandemic. The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 percent in exports last year, which shows its potential.

Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs. He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, PM Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains. PM Modi also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation.

He urged the industry to conduct more and more researches on threats which can occur in the future along with Covid. This, he said, would help us take the lead in combating the virus.

Seeking cooperation from the pharma industry, PM Modi assured that government is undertaking reforms for new drugs and regulatory processes.

The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help & support received from the Government. They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational. Operations at the pharma hubs for manufacturing, transportation, logistics and ancillary services are being maintained at optimum levels. The participants also share inputs on the measures being undertaken to meet the overall medicine demand in the country despite the unprecedented increase in demand for some drugs  the COVID Treatment Protocol.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.