PM Modi in Gujarat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in the programme marking the completion of 20 years of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2023 in Ahmedabad today (September 27).
The Prime Minister was accompanied by Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel during the event.
"Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is not just a programme of branding but more than that it's a programme of bonding," said PM Modi. We sowed the small seed of Vibrant Gujarat 20 years ago, today it has developed into a big tree, PM added.
"Those who ran central government earlier used to link Gujarat's development with politics. Minister of then central government used to refuse to come to Vibrant Gujarat and they used to threaten foreign investors and tried to stop them (foreign investors) from coming to Gujarat and even after so much of threatening, foreign investors came to Gujarat", added PM Modi today.
PM will later inaugurate development projects to the tune of Rs 5,206 crores at Chhotaudepur in Gujarat including village Wi-Fi facilities in 22 districts today (September 27).
The Gujarat government, in a statement on Monday (September 25), said PM Modi will visit Gujarat on September 27 and inaugurate projects worth Rs 4,505 crore under the Mission Schools of Excellence.
“During his visit, he will inaugurate and dedicate various development projects worth Rs 5,206 crore in Chhotaudepur district. Under the Mission Schools of Excellence project, development works worth Rs 4,505 crore will be inaugurated and dedicated by the Prime Minister,” the statement read.
Under this initiative, Rs 1,426 crore worth of new projects will be launched, and Rs 3,079 crore worth of completed projects will be inaugurated, which includes 9,088 new classrooms, 50,300 smart classrooms, 19,600 computer labs, upgradation of 12,622 classrooms and other facilities. A new Navodaya Vidyalaya costing Rs 23 crore in Dahod and an FM Radio Studio costing Rs 10 crore will also be inaugurated.
PM Modi will also inaugurate village Wi-Fi facilities that will benefit 20 lakh beneficiaries in 7,500 villages across 22 districts.“Development projects worth Rs 277 crore under the Roads and Buildings Department, Rs 251 crore under the Urban Development Department, and Rs 80 crore under the Water Supply Department will also be inaugurated and dedicated,” the statement added.
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At around 12:45 pm, PM will reach Bodeli in Chhotaudepur where he will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of projects worth more than Rs 5,200 crore.
The prime minister participated in the programme marking the completion of 20 years of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at the Science City in Ahmedabad. It witnessed the participation of industry associations, prominent personalities from the areas of trade and commerce, young entrepreneurs and students of higher and technical education colleges among others, the statement said.
"The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit was started under the visionary leadership of the then chief minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi," it said.
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The journey of the summit started on September 28, 2003. Over time, it transformed to become a truly global event, attaining the status of being one of the most premier business summits in India, the statement said. From about 300 international participants in 2003, the summit witnessed an overwhelming participation of over a thousand delegates from more than 135 nations in 2019, it added.
PM Modi at Bodeli:
School infrastructure across Gujarat will get a massive boost as the prime minister will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects worth more than Rs 4,500 crore under the 'Mission Schools of Excellence' programme, the statement said.
Thousands of new classrooms, smart classrooms, computer labs, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) labs and other infrastructure built across schools in Gujarat will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Modi, it said.
Vidya Samiksha Kendra 2.0:
He will also lay the foundation stone for projects for improving and upgrading thousands of classrooms of schools across Gujarat under the mission. Modi will also lay the foundation stone of project 'Vidya Samiksha Kendra 2.0'.
This project will be built upon the success of the 'Vidya Samiksha Kendra' which has ensured continuous monitoring of schools and improvement in student learning outcomes in Gujarat, the statement said. The 'Vidya Samiksha Kendra 2.0' will lead to the establishment of Vidya Samiksha Kendras in all districts and blocks of Gujarat, it said.
During the programme, Prime Minister Modi will also dedicate to the nation multiple development projects, including a new bridge built across the Narmada river on the Odara Dabhoi-Sinor-Malsar-Asa road in Sinor taluka in Vadodara district.
He will also dedicate to the nation the Chab Talav redevelopment project, a water supply project in Dahod, about 400 newly built houses for people from the economically weaker section at Vadodara, a village Wi-Fi project across 7,500 villages in Gujarat and the newly built Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Dahod.
He will lay the foundation stone of a water supply project in Chhotaudepur, a flyover in Godhra, Panchmahal, and an FM radio studio at Dahod, to be built under the 'Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND)' scheme of the central government.
(With agencies inputs)