CM opens Seva International Design Centre in Kutch

Published By : Admin | June 21, 2012 | 20:07 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister opens Seva International Design Centre in Kutch

“Kutch Kala Kendra founded on Dr. Hegdewar’s death anniversary”

“Sakhi Mandals empower Gujarat’s ‘Mission Mangalam’ Project”

“Kutch holds tremendous scope in promoting tourism, handicraft” – Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad, Thursday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated Delhi-based Seva International’s Handicraft Design & Development Centre on the occasion of Kutchi New Year ‘Asadhi Bij’ in the remote Jiyapar village in Nakhtrana taluka in Kutch district.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that Kutch holds tremendous scope for promoting tourism as well as handicraft. Sakhi Mandals or Self-Help Groups (SHGs) have helped women’s empowerment in the state through Gujarat Government’s ‘Mission Mangalam’ Project. There are nearly 2.50-lakh SHGs in the state doing an business of Rs.1,600-crore.

The Delhi-based NGO helps Kutch Kala Seva, which provide self-employment to 400 women, popularize the unique Kutchi handicraft far and wide for modern taste. Incidentally the Trust was also inaugurated earlier by the Chief Minister on the death anniversary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) founder late Dr Hegdewar.

Paying tributes the Dr. Hegdewar, Mr. Modi recalled the services rendered by voluntary organizations like RSS in rescue and relief operations at the times of calamities, followed by resettlement and resettlement of the affected persons.

He said that Gujarat Government has launched a special drive for skill development in thousands of trades at 300 centres set up recently across the state helping lakhs of youth find better jobs. To give a comparative figure, he said that Government of India runs skill development programmes in hardly 500 trades, while China does it in 50,000 trades and even marketing their products.

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“Placing of the Budget by a third term government is being seen as a glorious event by the nation”
“This Budget will set the direction of the next five years of the current government and will lay a strong foundation for the dream of Viksit Bharat by 2047”
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Noting that all the battles have now been fought among political parties and that the citizens have elected the government after the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections, the Prime Minister urged all Members of Parliament to come together and fight for the country for the next 5 years. He also urged all political parties to rise up above their organizations and commit to the nation by making use of the dignified platform of the Parliament for the next four and a half years. “Go to the battlefields of election in January 2029. Till then, the only priority should be the country, its poor, farmers, women and the youth”, he exhorted. He added that no stone will be left unturned to realize the dreams and resolutions of a Viksit Bharat in 2047.

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The Prime Minister reminded the Parliamentarians that the people of the country have given their mandate to serve the county and not the agendas of political parties.“This House is not meant for political parties, this House is meant for the country. It is not meant to serve the Parliamentarians but 140 crore citizens of India”, he emphasized. Concluding the address, the Prime Minister expressed the belief that all Members of Parliament will contribute towards fruitful discussions. He added that the country requires positive views that take it forward. “Views that oppose are not bad, instead it is negative views that hamper development”, he added, concluding with confidence that this temple of democracy will be used to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of the common citizens.