The Historic Swarnim Gujarat Sansadiya Parishad concludes

Published By : Admin | January 1, 2010 | 10:34 IST

Swarnim Gujarat Sansadiya Sankalp Parishad  (Part-1)

Gujarat Governor Dr.Smt.Kamlajee has said,' If we take in to account the cultural and social progress, Gujarat is socially and culturally a very rich State. People of Gujarat display matchless fraternity and humanity. People are very diligent; they take up the task with devotion and dedication. Their dynamism is really admirable, it really inspires all. Call it a date with history, Gujarat is celebrating ‘Suvarna Jayanti’ of attaining her statehood. It becomes responsibility of democratic system and people’s representatives to mull the progress and prosperity of people. India has emerged as an inspiring force to the world. People of Gujarat hold high humane values. Gujarat is playing frontal role in nation’s development.'

Presiding solemnly the Swarnim Gujarat Sansadiya Sanklpa Parishad, Governor Dr.Smt.Kamlajee extended her heartfelt greetings to the citizens for the year 2010. The year would prove ‘Swarnim Year’ for all. She termed the special-session of the assembly historic. Since Gujarat attained statehood, all the Chief Ministers have done splendid efforts for the progress and prosperity of Gujarat. Development is a continuous process. Considering the ‘Swarnim Sanklpa’ of Chief Minister, Gujarat would expedite her growth in the coming days, added Dr.Smt.Kamlajee. She expressed her best wishes for the same.

Swarnim Gujarat Sansadiya Sankalp Parishad  (Part-2)

Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi administered the pledge for educated, cultured, prosperous Gujarat, also for the Gujarat that glitters in the world with her milestone achievements. Swarnim Jayanti offers a unique opportunity to dedicate our selves for achieving the vision of all-inclusive growth and all -round development of the State.

Leader of the opposition in the assembly, Shri Shaktisinhjee supported the ‘Swarnim Gujarat Sanklap’ vision of Shri Narendrabhai Modi. He said, 'With the vision and ideals the Sanklap which is being is presented, on behalf of my party, I support its spirit. During last 50 year’s span, Gujarat has passed through various natural calamities. In the hour of crisis, the 5.5 crore Gujaratis and around 1 crore Gujaratis who are residing in different parts of world have made praise-worthy contributions, I congratulate them for the same. Let us resolve to bridge the chasm between elite classes and deprives classes. Rising above the party-politics, let us all work in unisons for the progress and prosperity of Gujarat. The Indus valley civilizations-Dhola-Veera and Lothal- sites indicate that our people were much more developed than any other society. Development is flowing in our genes. Let us all consolidate the collective strength in the Swarnim Jayanti Varsha.' He expressed his best wishes for the success of Swarnim Sanklap.

Swarnim Gujarat Sansadiya Sankalp Parishad  (Part-3)

Former Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha and M.P from Gandhinagar, Shri Lal Krushna Advani gave congratulations to the form of Swarnim Gujarat Sanklap Parishad, and its vision. It has tremendous potential to inspire other parts of our country. Gujarat is the only State, where the number of people traveling in Indian- Rail without-ticket is very less compared to the other States. He lauded the integrity, tenacity and high cultural and moral values uphold by Gujarati people. “It is a proud privilege for me that I ma representing Gujarat in the Parliament. 20th Century belonged to Western-Countries, 21st Century belongs to India, and Gujarat has made visionary planning to achieve the laudable goal. I am sure, this would usher in progress and prosperity of Gujarat,” added Shri Advanijee.

Former Chief Minister Shri Keshubhai Patel said that the Swarnim Gujarat Sansadiya Sanklap is capable to herald growth and progress, it promises education and culture. Gujarat would shine by its glittering achievements in the global arena. Fruits of development must percolate down to the poor people. For that we need to enkindle people’s awareness for winning their active participation. Members of Parliament, MLAs and all the elected members must undertake the pledge to dedicate themselves for the greater cause. Poet Narmad has imbibed the vision in his poem “Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat”. As all the parties got united over the issue of Narmada, on the same lines let us all unite to resolve major issues.

Former Chief Minister Shri Madhavsinhbhai Solanki also gave full support to the ‘Sanklpa’. The imagination of Narmad-Garvi Gujarat- completes 150 years. Gujarat has striking qualities that Lord Krishna preferred Gujarat to set up as his capital, he chose Dwarka as his capital. Gujarat is the birth place and Karmabhoomi of Mahatma Gandhi. Architect of United India, Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel belongs to Gujarat. He highlighted outstanding contributions from Purushottam Ganesh Mavalankar. He supported the vision and spirit of Swarnim Sanklpa presented by Shri Narendrabhai Modi. He expressed his confidence that Gujarat would continue to pursue robust growth.

Central Minister Shri Dinsha Patel emphasised the need follow the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, tread the path shown by him, as the leaders of the world are preaching his ideals. It is an ideal occasion, celebrations of Suvarna Jayanti reminds us of our responsibility .We have to achieve the goal of inclusive -development; no one should be left out of development. He pushed for simplicity, truth and transparent administration. We have to fulfil the needs of villages. We need to undertake united endeavors over the issues like Narmada, agriculture, education, healthcare, drinking water and roads.

Speaker of the assembly, Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt welcomed all. Gujarat has made outstanding contribution in the parliamentary history. Glory of Gujarat is eternal; Gujarat’s contribution in the Independence Movement is inscribed in Gold. In the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar, Gujarat has created post-Independence history; the ‘Swarnim Gujarat Sanklap Parishad’ adds a golden chapter. Shri Viththalbhai Patel and Dadasaheb Mavalankar belong to Gujarat. Reminiscent of the pledge administered by Pujay Ravishankar Maharaj, at the time of swearing in ceremony of 1st Government under the leadership of Dr.Jivaraj Mehta, “My government would never indulge in to exploitation of anybody. It would make relentless endeavors to flourish all.”

Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt said, “We all have gathered on a historic occasion. Gujarat is poised to reach golden landmark on 1st May 2010. When people’s representatives take golden pledge, it yields sublime results. The Parishad is honoured and privileged to mark presence of former Chief Ministers, Former Speakers, Central Ministers, Renowned National Leaders like Advanijee and Jetalijee.

Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Central Minister Shri Pranav Mukharjee, Shri Ahmedabad Patel has sent their best-wishes. Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt had read the messages of good wishes.

The Swarnim Gujarat Sansadiya Smrutika -2010 depicts glorious contributions of dignitaries in the last fifty years; it has been prepared by Gujarat Assembly. Governor Dr.Smt.Kamlajee released the Smrutika.

The Special Session paid floral tributes to Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhijee, Irion man of India and the Inspirer Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Pujya Ravishankar Maharaj, Inspirer of Maha-Gujarat Movement Shri Indulal Yagnik.

Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Shri Arun Jetlijee, Central Ministers Shri Dinsha Patel, Shri Bharatsinh Solanki, and Dr.Tushar Chaudhari, BJP Pradesh President Shri Purushottam Rupala and Congress Pradesh President Shri Sidhdharthbhai Patel were present.

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