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"Mahatma Mandir will be the center of inspiration, Sachivalaya- Vidhansabha will be the center of exertion and Panchamrit will be the center of results."
"I want to enable Gujarat to a dream… I want to create circumstances in which the entire world stands as witness… to Gujarat fulfilling these dreams."
"People are believed to be the descent of God. Their blessings have the same power as the benediction of God."

Place : Gandhinagar, Date :1-05-2010

 

Today is May first, opening of ‘The Golden Jubilee' of Gujarat state. We are beginning the ‘Swarnim Jayanti' with a firm resolve to illuminate our state with plenty of ambitious project in the coming year. This is an occasion to remember the great revolutionary, respected Bapu. Let's bow down to the statue of Induchacha and pay homage to martyrs and honour their families. When we think of nationhood over politics, only then one can think of constructing the Mahatma-temple. Politics is an activity of parties, whereas nationhood is an activity of nation. This is an occasion of national pride and national interest, which is greater than politics and can reach the top of Everest. Gandhinagar, the capital city of Gujarat, has existed for years, but still it is difficult to introduce it to any guest from outside and much more difficult is to find Gandhiji in it. A question may arise that why this was not done in the past. May be I am the chosen one by God for all these good chores. This decision of Mahatma Mandir, my dear friends, is not merely a building or a bhavan, but, it's a dream of my heart. And, today for the first time, I would like to share this dream of mine with the people of Gujarat. In the past when I had shared about Mahatma Mandir, my friends had asked me what temple means; is it going to be a home for Puja- Archana? Will Arti be done there? They had inquired such questions. At that time I told them to let the secret be. People brought up with a slave mentality, people strongly influenced by the culture of West, will find it difficult to understand what Temple is. When we see a shishu- mandir (kinder garten), we don't see there puja-archana (worship) taking place. Temple spreads message of Purity. When we see the law court we don't find any Arti, Puja, Deity, God and Offerings there. It has perseverance for transparency. If you see the Gandhi Mandir, the Kirti Mandir in Porbander, no flag is hoisted and no Arti is done there. Kirti Mandir spreads the message of age revolution. The concept of Mahatma Mandir is just the same as that of Law court (Nyay Mandir) and Shishu Mandir (Kinder garten).

I wish to make use of water from rivers all across the world, sand from each part of the world, the pious water and soil from each and every village of Gujarat, for the construction of Mahamta Mandir. It's but obvious that every Gujarati is drawn towards protecting the honour of Mahatma Gandhi and must have struggled somewhere to keep the honour of Mahatma Gandhi as he belonged to the land of Gujarat and is renowned as a father of the world. Once the construction of Mahatma Mandir is finished, it will be written that the water and soil of each part of the world is brought here. Anybody who visits and reads this will get a feeling that a part of his land and water belongs to this place. And, hence we will be able to touch the world. Any brother from any part of Hindustan, anybody visiting from Mizoram or Nagaland when comes here and reads this, will feel and say, it's amazing! This builds a relation.

Clubbing together all these ideas, Gandhi Garden was conceived. Gandhi Garden would be a place where 365 incidents from Gandhiji's life will be presented. Some incident might have occurred on first Jan, the other on second April, and the other on 3rd June but to find these 365 incidents of Gandhiji's life and clubbing these incidents together is what I have thought about. Gandhi Garden would serve as medium for mass education for those who want to understand Gandhiji and incidents from his life, the India's struggle for freedom and the simplicity and Gandhiji's love for nature.

During the Indian struggle for freedom, the spinning wheel had become a symbol of economic revolution. It is a symbol for economic development. One decision has been taken to place spinning wheel as the main facet of Gandhi temple. It will be of a massive structure, one that can be viewed from a distance which you must have not seen before. You might have noticed a small peak here. A salt peak will be made here. Gandhiji rooted out British Sultanate by taking a pinch of salt during Dandi March. This salt peak will be the symbol of the power of that pinch of salt. The salt plays a significant role for Gujarat. We say it with pride that there is no one in this country who hasn't tasted our salt. The Dandi movement and its pride, all these are conceptualized for Mahatma Mandir.

Mahatma Gandhi taught us to interact with nature. He was a nature lover. By living his relationship with nature all through his life he showed us the ways to maintain this relationship with nature. Here we are trying to erect two windmills so that the world can learn how to live with nature and how to fight with global warming. Even after so many years, once again, Mahatma Gandhi will continue to teach us these crucial lessons through this ‘Mahatma-Mandir'. This is a dream. There is even a bigger dream that I intend to share with everybody. I don't know, may be some people might mock at my dream if I share it. It might evoke strange reactions from people. I remember when I became the Chief Minister for the first time my friends from Chamber of Commerce had invited me for a welcome. As a Chief Minister I was just seven days old and in my infant stage I had to address them. In my address I mentioned that the nation needs thousands of tons of electricity. Our country is lurking in darkness. Why not go in the way of producing thousands of watts of electricity by importing coal on the shores of Gujarat. Why shouldn't we produce twenty thousand megawatts of electricity and provide it to our country. I mentioned this in my speech. Friends from the industry made a mockery of it. They thought Gujarat is on the verge of ending. This man has no idea of what he is talking about and how come he has reached here. Entire Gujarat's electricity is just five thousand megawatts and this person is talking about producing twenty thousand megawatts? I became an object of mockery, friends. All these people clapped and mocked and said the BJP will be dead soon. Brothers and sisters you'd be proud to know that today we are on the verge of generating more than twenty thousand megawatts of power from imported coal at our seashores.

People who do not believe in dreams might mock at our dreams and make fun of it, but I want to see these dreams… I want to enable Gujarat to nurture dreams… I want to create circumstances in which the entire world bears witness… to fulfilling my dreams. In addition, for that very reason, I want to proclaim bravely those dreams on the foundation day of Gujarat. Friends, I foresee a day unaware of who rules Delhi Sultanate. Who will rule Gujarat; I have no clue, but a day will come when peace-meetings will be conducted all over the world. A War-free humanitarianism and humanity embodied with mind power will be the subject of discussions. Peace missions will take place. International treaties will be formed. Someday world might be in search of a place to hold peace meetings and our Mahatma Mandir can be a place for it.

The water of every ocean, water from every part of the world and water from every river of the world has been sprinkled on this Mahatma Mandir. Moreover, this place has its name after the person, who dedicated his entire life for peace, humanity, non-violence, and for the well-being of the world – Mahatma Gandhi; a person with dignity, ascetic values, and a person who led the entire world. This pious land will be a place where peace meetings will be conducted and will be resolved and concluded without any external disturbance in comparison with that of New York and Washington under the shadow of UN, where owing to the fear of the external danger, the discussions on peace usually fail. Nevertheless, the peace meeting held at Mahatma Mandir will encourage the entire world to follow a path of peace and non-violence. I am visualising this dream. I do not know who will do it. However, the dream that I am visualising is big, and, that is, my Mahatma Mandir will be a holy place for the peace summits of the world. This will be a pilgrimage for all those seeking a path of non-violence and peace across the world. It is my dream to move the world in this direction and this Mahatma-Mandir will be the epitome of hope for it. This is not merely a building or a structure but a small effort on this land to keep alive the mantras of life given by Bapu and make it reach to each and every individual in the society.

Those who live in Gandhinagar I want to tell them that just think where you are sitting. Straight from Mahatma Mandir is Central Vista and just opposite to Mahatma Mandir is ‘Sachivalaya'. Mahatma Mandir will be the eyewitness to each and every task carried out at Sachivalaya. This is to be made exactly like one you find in the other developed nations of the world. Take an example of Delhi; see the view of Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate. I have suggested the same view for Mahatma Mandir. Straight opposite to Mahatma Mandir will be Vidhansabha-Sachivalaya and just behind it- ‘Panchamrit Bhavan' the third construction for which I've given instruction – a building composed of five types of power. I have a very straightforward philosophy for this design - Mahatma Mandir will be the center of inspiration, Sachivalaya-Vidhansabha will be the center of exertion and Panchamrit will be the center of results. The construction will take place in accordance to restrict the deficiency among all the three– inspiration, exertion and results.

Today is 1st May. Since last few days, you might have read in newspaper that the CM is making everybody happy on this occasion of Swarnim Jayanti. Vidya-Sahayak, Sahayak, Anganwadi workers, police and Karma yogi of sachivalaya-vidhansabha are benefitted with hike in salary. The state budget will bear an extra burden of Rs.2300 crores, all this is published in corners to corners of the newspapers. Today I wish to give you a New Present. Until now, Gandhinagar remained a township. It was a place of an administration carried out through government budget and its employees. However, from today, Government has decided to give Gandhinagar an independent identity of ‘Mahanagarpalika'. And administrator for the same has also been arranged. As we have Ahmedabad Mahanagarpalika, Vadodara Mahanagarpalika, Surat Mahanagarpalika we will have a Gandhinagar Mahanagarpalika and its operation will commence from today, 01st May 2010. We present you your own city. Until now we have kept the city clean, now it is your turn to keep this city clean. Let the people take the responsibility. Let them do their duty. Let us accomplish the message given by Bapu.

Brothers and sisters, I wish to thank all my citizens of Gujarat as Advaniji yesterday said that in 50 thousand places, in 18000 villages of the state, people have welcomed this Swarnim Jayanti with an enthusiasm and ‘jaynaad'. When these many people have shown their enthusiasm to welcome the Swarnim Jayanti then I have faith that the spirit of enlightenment has risen among the people. With this spirit I can guarantee and I see the prosperous and a powerful Gujarat for tomorrow.

Today is the foundation laying ceremony, but just to inform you its work will commence today itself. Though, tomorrow is a Sunday, tomorrow there will be ‘no holiday', because I want to organize a programme in this auditorium on 1st May 2011. I have requested them to at least finish the first phase as it won't be possible to finish the entire work. It is my wish to arrange an exhibition of photographs and films of the programme carried out throughout the Swarnim Jayanti year in various places and different states. Nevertheless, the advantage will be all yours. Today we have started this task with the collection of water and soil and I want your hard efforts in this. I want to connect people. Friends, humans are believed to be the incarnation of God and their blessings have the power as similar as benediction of God. It is because of their blessings that Gujarat is marching ahead with tremendous efforts, fresh vigour, with new power of commitments and efficiency. May Gujarat illuminate the world through its new shine and may every Gujarati be an example of inspiration for the human life. With this resolve, I wish Mahatma Mandir becomes the epitome of hope for the World and I wish its construction is completed soon. My best wishes for the Swarnim Jayanti to all of you.

Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat

Jay Jay Swarnim Gujarat

Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat

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“100 crore vaccinations are not just a figure, but a reflection of the strength of the country”
“A success of India and the success of every countryman”
“If the disease does not discriminate, then there cannot be any discrimination in the vaccination. That's why it was ensured that the VIP culture of entitlement does not dominate the vaccination campaign”
“Acceptance that India enjoys in the world as a pharma hub will be further strengthened.”
“Government made public participation the first line of defence in the country's fight against the pandemic”
“The entire vaccination program of India has been Science-born, Science-driven and Science-based”
“Today not only are record investments coming in Indian companies but new employment opportunities are also being created for the youth. With record investment in start-ups, unicorns are emerging”
“Just like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a mass movement, in the same way, buying things made in India, buying things made by Indians, being Vocal for Local has to be put into practice”
“No matter how good the cover is, no matter how modern the armour is, even if armour gives a complete guarantee of protection, weapons are not given up while the battle is on. There is no reason to get careless. Celebrate our festivals with utmost precautions”

Namaskar, my dear countrymen!

Today I want to start with a Vedic text.

कृतम् मे दक्षिणे हस्ते,

जयो मे सव्य आहितः।

If we look at this in the context of India, it simply means that on one hand our country performed the duty and on the other hand it got great success. Yesterday, on October 21, India achieved the difficult but extraordinary target of 1 billion, i.e., 100 crore vaccine doses. Behind this achievement is the duty of 130 crore countrymen, so this success is the success of India, the success of every countryman. I heartily congratulate all the countrymen for this.

Friends,

The 100 crore vaccinesis just not a number. It is the reflection of the potential of the country; it is a new chapter of history. This is the picture of that new India which knows how to set difficult goals and achieve them. This is the picture of that new India which strives hard for the fulfillment of its resolutions.

Friends,

Today many people are comparing India's vaccination program with other countries of the world. The speed with which India crossed the one billion mark is also being appreciated. However, one thing is often missed in this analysis and that is from where did we start?The developed countries had decades-old expertise regarding research and development of vaccines. India mostly depended on the vaccines developed by these countries. We used to import them and, therefore, questions were raised about India when the biggest pandemic of 100 years hit.Will India be able to fight this global pandemic? From where will India get the money to buy so many vaccines from other countries? When will India get the vaccines? Will the people of India get the vaccines or not? Will India be able to vaccinate enough people to prevent the pandemic from spreading? There were various questions, but today this 100 crore figure answers every such question. India has given 100 crore vaccine doses to its citizens and that too for free.

Friends,

One of the effects of the 100 crore vaccine doses will be that the world will now consider India to be much safer on the Corona front. The acceptance that India enjoys in the world as a pharma hub will be further strengthened. Today the entire world is watching and experiencing India’s power.

Friends,

India's vaccination campaign is the living example of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, and Sabka Prayas'. During the initial stages of the Corona pandemic, fears were also being expressed that it would be very difficult to fight this pandemic in a democracy like India. It was also being said for India and for the people of India regarding the restraint and discipline needed for this? But for us, democracy means ‘Sabka Saath (cooperation from everyone). Taking everyone along, the country started the campaign of 'Vaccine for all', 'Free Vaccine'. Whether poor or rich, village or city, far-away, the country had only one mantra that if the disease does not discriminate, then there cannot be any discrimination in the vaccination. Therefore, it was ensured that the VIP culture did not dominate the vaccination campaign. No matter how important a post someone held, no matter how rich he is, he will get the vaccines just like ordinary citizens.

Friends,

It was also being said for our country that most of the people would not turn up to get vaccinated. Vaccine hesitancyremains a major challenge even today in many major developed countries of the world. But the people of India have answered such critics by taking 100 crore vaccine doses.

Friends,

When 'Sabka Prayas’ (everybody's effort) is added to a campaign then the results are amazing. We made public participation as our first force in the country's fight against the pandemic, made them the first line of defense. The country clapped, banged thalis and lit lamps to give energy to its solidarity. Then some people questioned will this disease run away by doing all these things? But we all saw the unity of the country in it, the awakening of collective power. This collective power has taken the country to the milestone of 100 crore vaccine doses in such a short time. So many times our country crossed the one crore vaccination mark in a day. This is a huge potential, management skill and the best use of technology, which even major countries do not have.

Friends,

India's entire vaccination program is born in the womb of science, has grown on scientific grounds, and has reached all four directions through scientific methods. It is a matter of pride for all of us that the entire vaccination program of India has been science-born, science-driven and science-based. The entire campaign involved science and scientific approach everywhere right from development of the vaccines to inoculation. The challenge before us was with regard to manufacturing as well as scaling up the production. Such a big country and such a huge population! After that, to deliver the vaccines in different states and in far-flung areas on time! This too was no less than a gigantic task. But, the country found solutions to these challenges with scientific methods and new innovations. Resources were stepped up with extraordinary speed. Scientific formula was used as to which state should get how many vaccinesand when, how much vaccines should reach in which area etc. The CoWIN platform developed by our country is also the center of attraction in the world. The made-in-India CoWIN platform has not only brought convenience to the common man, but also made the work of our medical staff easier.

Friends,

Today there is belief, enthusiasm and zeal all around. There is optimism all around in every section from society to economy. Experts and many agencies at home and abroad are very positive about India's economy. Today, not only Indian companies are attracting record investment, new employment opportunities are also being created for the youth. With record investments, start-ups are becoming unicorns. New energy is also visible in the housing sector. The various reforms and initiatives undertaken in the last few months -- from GatiShakti to the new drone policy – ​​will play an important role in helping India's economy grow faster. The agriculture sector kept our economy firmly in place during the Corona period. Today, government procurement of food grains is happening at a record level and money is going directly into the bank accounts of farmers. Along with the increasing coverage of the vaccines, positive activities have intensified whether it is economic-social activities, sports, tourism or entertainment. The forthcoming festive season will give it more momentumand strength.

Friends,

There was a time when ‘Made in’ of this and that country was a craze. But today every countryman is realizing that the power of ‘Made in India’ is huge. And, therefore, I urge you again that we should insist on buying every little thing, which is Made in India, and behind its making is the sweat of an Indian. And this will be possible only with the efforts of everyone. As the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a mass movement, similarly, we will have to buy made-in-India products, and be vocal for local. We will have to put this into practice. And, I believe, we will be able to do this toowith everyone's efforts. You recall last Diwali, when there was a tension in everyone's mind. But this Diwali, there is a sense of confidence due to 100 crore vaccine doses. If my country's vaccines can give me protection, then my country's products can make my Diwali grand. Diwali sales are different. The sales during Diwali and the festive season shoot up. This figure of 100 crore vaccine doses has come as a ray of hope for all, including our small shopkeepers, entrepreneurs and street vendors.

Friends,

Today there are resolutions of Amrit Mahotsav before us, and this success gives us new confidence. We can say today that the country knows very well to set big goals and achieve them too. But we need to be always careful. We must not be careless. No matter how good the cover is, no matter how modern the armour is, even if armour gives a complete guarantee of protection, weapons are not given up while the battle is on. This is my request that we have to celebrate our festivals with utmost caution. And as far as mask is concerned, now that designer masks are also there, we have to wear masks in the same way as we wear shoes when we step out. Those who have not been vaccinated should give it a top priority. Those who have been vaccinated should inspire others. I am sure that if we all try together, then we will be able to defeat Corona very soon. Many best wishes to all of you for the forthcoming festivals and many thanks!