Starting a two-day visit to his home-state Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ahmedabad on Thursday to attend several meetings and programmes. The prime minister will attend a textile summit and a roadshow. Modi is slated to visit Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Modasa and Gandhinagar.
PM Narendra Modi arrives in Ahmedabad. He is on a two day visit to Gujarat pic.twitter.com/H13wyWnvOA
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2017
Modi kick-started his tour with a trip to Sabarmati Ashram. TV visuals showed Modi going around the ashram observing Gandhi's belongings and paying homage to Shrimad Rajchandraji, who was Mahatma Gandhi's guru. Modi will attend an event on the occasion of Shrimad Rajchandraji's 150th birth anniversary to be held at the ashram.
Gujarat: PM Modi released a special postal stamp and commemorative coin to mark 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandra pic.twitter.com/ghuiNS17tl
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 29, 2017
Modi's will also inaugurate the Sauni irrigation project in Saurashtra. This undertaking will seek to resolve problems of water shortage in the Saurashtra region with the help of the Narmada project, which was undertaken during Modi's reign as the Gujarat chief minister, a report in The Economic Times said.
The project will also seek to resolve water problems in and around Surendrananagar. “Saurashtra region is known for it's periodic drought. The rivers are of very short length. Irregular rainfall adds to uncertainty of water availability,” an official was quoted as saying in the report.
On Friday morning, there will also be a programme on dedicated water supply schemes based in Vatrak, Mazum and Meswo Dams at Modasa in Aravalli district in north Gujarat which will be attended by the prime minister.
On 30th morning, there would be the dedication of water supply schemes based on Vatrak, Mazum & Meswo Dams at Modasa. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2017
The prime minister will then travel to Rajkot to distribute aids and devices worth Rs 35-crore to over 18,000 differently-abled (divyang) people at a function at the Race Course ground, a PTI report said. Gujarat Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja said that this will be the country’s biggest camp in terms of the number of beneficiaries.
I will then travel to Rajkot, where I will join the Samajik Adhikarita Shivir and interact with my Divyang sisters and brothers. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2017
After that event, Modi travels to Aaji dam on the outskirts of Rajkot city. This program aims at solving the water crisis across the nation.
I shall attend a programme at the Aji Dam, where there will be irrigation & water related initiatives that will be dedicated to the nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2017
On Friday, he will also inaugurate the Textiles India 2017 Summit. "Government of India is undertaking several initiatives to support the textiles sector, which is a source of employment for several Indians," the prime minister said in a tweet.
On 30th afternoon, the Textiles India 2017 Summit will be inaugurated. We are delighted to welcome all those taking part in the Summit. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2017
Government of India is undertaking several initiatives to support the textiles sector, which is a source of employment for several Indians. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 28, 2017
"On 30th evening, I shall inaugurate the integrated sports & entertainment 'Arena Project'," Mr Modi added on Twitter.
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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2017 12:51:58 IST