CM speaks at Swami Vivekananda Woman Chess Meet at Mahatma Mandir in G'nagar

Published By : Admin | August 27, 2012 | 18:53 IST

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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Amidst the ongoing election campaigning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting in Gaya, Bihar. Seeing the massive crowd, PM Modi said, “This immense public support, your enthusiasm, clearly indicates - June 4, 400 Paar! Gaya and Aurangabad have announced today – Phir Ek Baar, Modi Sarkar!”

"Just two days ago, the BJP released its Sankalp Patra. This is the first time that the Sankalp Patra of any party is being called a guarantee card. Because over the past 10 years, everyone has seen Modi's guarantee, which means a guarantee of fulfilment,” added PM Modi.

Talking about how the Congress and RJP exploited the poor, PM Modi asserted, “For decades, the Congress, which ruled the country, squandered opportunities, wasting the nation's time. We have lifted 25 crore people out of poverty. For decades, Congress and its allies showed dreams of bread and shelter to the poor. The NDA government has provided pucca houses to 4 crore poor. Jitan Ram Manjhi is a witness to how the Congress and the RJD exploited the names of Dalits, oppressed, and backward classes for their own political selfishness. The NDA has given rights and dignified lives to Dalits, oppressed, and backward classes.”

Focussing on development projects, PM Modi stated, "In our agenda, there is both development and heritage. You also know how long the North Koel project was pending. It's the NDA government that has put it back on track. The completion of this project will be a significant boon for the farmers of Gaya and Aurangabad, providing irrigation facilities. Under our government, Gaya Ji has also been included in the list of 12 ancient historical heritage sites under the PRASAD scheme." He further said, “This pace of development is just a trailer. I have much more to do for the country.”

Slamming the Opposition for doing politics over Ram Temple, PM Modi iterated, "Tomorrow is Ram Navami, a festival where the rays of the sun will specially bless the forehead of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya. However, the people of the INDI Alliance are also troubled by the Ram temple. Those who once questioned the existence of Lord Ram are now speaking all kinds of language against the Ram Mandir! To appease a community, these people have even boycotted the consecration ceremony. A leader of this alliance, Congress's Shehzada, has openly declared that he will destroy the Shakti of Hinduism. Their other companions call our ancient tradition Dengue Malaria. Can you tell me, are these people worthy of winning even a single seat?”

Accusing the RJD of casting the state in a negative light, PM Modi remarked, “RJD has ruled Bihar for several years but they don't have the guts to discuss the work done by their government. RJD has only given two things to Bihar - Jungle Raj and Corruption. It was during their era when kidnapping and ransom became an industry in Bihar. Our sisters and daughters couldn't step out of their homes. Areas like our Gaya were engulfed in the flames of Naxal violence. RJD forced many families to leave Bihar out of compulsion.”

He went on to say, “I say, eradicate corruption, and they say, save the corrupt. They think that the people of Bihar, the youth of Bihar, will fall for their words. In the era of smartphones, the smart youth of Bihar will never align with the goons of Jungle Raj. If RJD were in power, even your mobile phone battery wouldn't get charged. Those who want to charge mobile phones with their lanterns do not want the country to progress.”

Lashing out at the opposition, PM Modi said, “Those who insult Sanatan should listen carefully: even in the Constituent Assembly that drafted India's Constitution, 80-90% of the members were Sanatanis, and these Sanatanis collaborated with Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to create such an outstanding Constitution. For the opposition, the constitution will be a political tool, but for us, the constitution is the cornerstone of our faith.”