Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat starting on Tuesday, where he will participate a programme marking the celebration of 20 years of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit on Wednesday and launch projects worth over 5,200 crore. The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit started in 2003 when Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat.
PM Modi began his home state visit by addressing an event of Nari Shakti Vandan Abhinandan in Ahmedabad.
"Before reaching here, I was at the events related to the youth... I can see the happiness on your faces. This happiness is obvious... Your brother has done one more thing to earn your trust. Women's Reservation Bill means equal participation of women in the parliament, this is Modi's guarantee. I prepared the gift for Rakshabandhan before it. Women's Reservation Bill is a gift for the women of the nation. Women's Reservation Bill is a guarantee for equal rights, respect of capabilities, and a developed Bharat... When women come forward to develop the nation, no one can stop it... There had been an injustice to the capabilities since the independence... They (Congress) made political excuses when it came to women's rights... We started a fight against it from Gujarat..," he said at the event.
According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, he will attend the Summit at around 10 am tomorrow after which he will reach Bodeli, Chhotaudepur at around 12.45 pm where he will dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of projects worth more than Rs 5200 crores.
20 Years of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit
“Prime Minister will participate in a programme marking the celebration of 20 years of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit at Science City, Ahmedabad. It will witness participation of industry associations, prominent personalities from the sphere of trade & commerce, young entrepreneurs, students of higher and technical education colleges, among others,” the statement said.
According to the statement, in the last 20 years, Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit has evolved from “Making Gujarat as preferred Investment Destination” to “shaping a New India”.
PM to address rally at Bodeli, Chhotaudepur
The Prime Minister will dedicate to nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects worth more than Rs 4500 crore under the programme ‘Mission Schools of Excellence’.
“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 the Prime Minister,” the statement said.
He will also lay the foundation stone for improving and upgrading thousands of classrooms across Gujarat schools under the mission. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of the project ‘Vidya Samiksha Kendra 2.0’, the PMO said.
“This project will be built upon the success of ‘Vidya Samiksha Kendra’ which has ensured continuous monitoring of schools and improvement in student learning outcomes in Gujarat. ‘Vidya Samiksha Kendra 2.0’ will lead to the establishment of Vidya Samiksha Kendras in all districts and blocks of Gujarat,” it added.
During the programme, Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation multiple development projects including new bridge built at a across Narmada river on ‘odara Dabhoi-Sinor-Malsar-Asa road’ in Taluka Sinor, Vadodara district; Chab Talav re-development project, water supply project in Dahod, about 400 newly built houses for the economic weaker section at Vadodara, Village Wi-Fi project across 7500 villages across Gujarat; and the newly built Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Dahod.
PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of the water supply project in Chhotaudepur; a flyover bridge in Godhra, Panchmahal; and the FM Radio studio at Dahod to be built under the ‘Broadcasting Infrastructure and Network Development (BIND)’ scheme of the Central Government.