Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in his home state Gujarat today. The prime minister's day-long visit began with inauguration of a chocolate plant of the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), owner of the Amul brand, at Mogar in Anand district and addressed a gathering of farmers.
He also inaugurated a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, an Amul chocolate plant and development projects in Rajkot, Anand and Kutch districts. In Rajkot, PM Modi inaugurated newly-built Mahatma Gandhi Museum at Alfred High School. The school, from where Mahatma Gandhi passed his matriculation in 1887, was renamed Mohandas Gandhi High School after independence. It was closed in 2017 after the authorities decided to convert it into a museum.
PM Modi also addressed two rallies - one each in Anand and Anjar.
Here are the highlights on PM Modi's visit to Gujarat:
- There is so much to learn from Mahatma Gandhi.
- Gujarat is blessed that this is the land that is so closely associated with Bapu.
- On 2nd October 1869, not only was a person born but also an era began
- Bapu was concerned about the environment. Inspired by Gandhi Ji, we have to work for a cleaner and greener tomorrow
- It must make us all happy that a museum dedicated to Bapu is open in Rajkot
- Bapu always said that think of the last person in the queue, the poorest person, and serve the underprivileged.
- Inspired by this ideal we are serving the poor. Through our initiatives we want to transform their lives. We want to build homes for the poor.
- It's been over seventy years since Independence but Bapu's dream of a Swachh Bharat remains unfulfilled. Together, we have to fulfil this dream.
- In the last four years we have covered significant ground in Swachh Bharat Mission but we must continue to do more
- The affection I always receive in Kutch is unparalleled.
- From the land of Anjar, development projects worth Rs. 6000 crore have either been inaugurated or their foundation stones have been laid. The development strides in Kutch are truly commendable
- Everyone can see how Kutch has changed in the last 20 years.
- Those born after 2001 cannot imagine the lack of development in Kutch. The water problem was acute. Very few people came here.
- Today, the world is coming to Kutch
- The inauguration of the LNG terminal is the highlight of today's programme. I am fortunate to have inaugurated three LNG terminals.
- When Gujarat got its first LNG terminal people were surprised. Now, we are poised to make a fourth LNG terminal
- Gujarat is emerging as a LNG hub of India. This should make every Gujarati proud.
- The LNG terminals in Gujarat are providing energy to the eastern coast of India as well.
- We cannot alleviate poverty if we are energy poor. A strong energy sector is needed for the growth of any country
- Times have changed significantly. People now are not happy with single lane roads. The aspirations of the people are rising and they want i-ways, gras grids, water grids, optical fibre networks in addition to the conventional infrastructure
- There are ample opportunities in the tourism sector. The world is keen to come to India. We have seen in Kutch too, how the White Rann has become the cynosure of all eyes from across the world. Like this, there are many places to discover in every district.
- There was a time when, forget sitting in an aircraft, even spotting one was a big thing.
- Today, we have made effort to make the aviation sector more affordable and improve connectivity
- From the ramparts of the Red Fort I said that we will electrify the 18,000 villages of India. The entire machinery worked round the clock to make this happen
- Now, we are working towards electrifying every single household in India.
- We want to bring qualitative changes in the lives of the common citizen of India
- We want to strengthen existing infrastructure and at the same time want to focus on futuristic development projects
Delighted to be in Anand, Gujarat, where development projects worth over Rs. 1100 crore were inaugurated or their foundation stones were laid.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 30, 2018
These projects are associated with the dairy, food processing, agriculture and energy sectors. https://t.co/7TlRTuqSM2pic.twitter.com/zDmLQxvzmb
- The brand of Amul is known the world over. It has become an inspiration. This is an excellent model of empowerment
- We are focussing on Jan Dhan, Van Dhan and Gobar Dhan. This will help our farmers