Hon'ble CM inaugurates AMC's annual extravaganza Kankaria Carnival

Published By : Admin | December 27, 2010 | 12:49 IST
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Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)'s annual extravaganza Kankaria Carnival on Saturday evening. And while he was at it, he also put forth some very interesting views.

Hon'ble CM said, "Earlier, Kankaria used to be in the news mostly for the wrong reasons, as lots of people used to commit suicide there. At the Kankaria Carnival this year, a majority of the participants are from the slum areas of Ahmedabad. I request Amdavadis to encourage the city's slum kids to achieve great heights in life."

Shri Modi added that last year during the carnival, he had asked AMC officials to include slum kids in it. This year has been different, as the officials have taken the pains to include students from government schools, municipal schools as well as slums. "For slum kids, performing before the who's who of the city is an opportunity," he stated.

While addressing those present, Modi remembered late speaker of the Gujarat legislative assembly Ashok Bhatt, and asked AMC officials to name the Jamalpur Bridge after him. Meanwhile, amidst tight security, the carnival saw hundreds of citizens who had gathered to celebrate Christmas. The lake, beautifully decorated with laser lights and others, will be open for visitors till December 31. Entry is free of cost.

City mayor Asit Vora welcomed the CM and the visitors, and said that after the renovated lake was thrown open to visitors, it attracted 90 lakh visitors.

The AMC will also inaugurate the 'Kids City' on December 31, he added. This year too, the AMC has organised sports like parasailing, bubble ride, etc for visitors' recreation at Kankaria, apart from boating in the lake. The participants at the carnival have prepared 630 types of different rangolis around the lake.

While announcing the third Kankaria Carnival in Ahmedabad between 25-31 December, the Mayor of Ahmedabad had highlighted that the ‘bubble ride' from Germany as a special attraction this time. Presented above are the photographs of this ride. The photos also represent the water skiing ride, and push the round ride.

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PM participates in Kullu Dussehra
October 05, 2022
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participated in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations at the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu, Himachal Pradesh today.

The Prime Minister was welcomed and facilitated upon his arrival. This was followed by the arrival of Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and it marked the commencement of the Rath Yatra. A huge crowd had gathered at the occasion to welcome the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister walked to the main attraction with lakhs of other devotees and paid his tributes to Bhagwan Raghunath. The Prime Minister greeted everyone present on the occasion with folded hands and witnessed the divine Rath Yatra along with the grand assembly of the deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. A historic occasion, this was the first time ever that the Prime Minister of India had participated in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

The International Kullu Dussehra Festival is to be celebrated from 5th to 11th October 2022 at Dhalpur Ground of Kullu. The festival is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of more than 300 Deities of the Valley. On the first day of the Festival, the Deities in their well-decorated palanquins pay their obeisance at the temple of the Chief Deity Bhagwan Raghunath Ji and then proceed to the Dhalpur Ground.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Shri Anurag Thakur, and BJP State President, Shri Suresh Kumar Kashyap among others.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister had dedicated to the nation, AIIMS, Bilaspur. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Himachal Pradesh in Luhnu, Bilaspur.