Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat from today, where he will launch the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PM-SYM). He will also inaugurate the first phase of the six-kilometre-long Ahmedabad metro service. As part of the metro rail commissioning programme, he laid the foundation of the 28.28 kilometre second phase of the Ahmedabad Metro and travelled some distance on the phase-1 stretch along with some school students.
The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the Umiya Dham temple complex, which costs Rs 1,000 crore. The temple will be dedicated to Maa Umiya, who is the deity of Kadva Patels, who are a sub-group of the Patidar community.
The temple complex will also have a skill university,students' hostels, counselling facilities and a community dispute-resolution centres, organisers said. He also starts his two-day visit from Jamnagar in Saurashtra, where he will dedicate a 75-bed annexe of the Guru Gobind Singh Hospital and inaugurate its PG hostel.
PM Modi will also launch SAUNI water schemes projects including Und-1 to Ranjit Sagar Lift Irrigation Scheme and Machu-1 to Nyari Lift Irrigation Scheme.
He is also set to visit the Annapurna Dham Trust in Adalaj in Gandhinagar, where he will lay the foundation stones of Shikshan Bhavan and Vidhyarthi Bhavan, on Tuesday.
Here are the highlights of PM Narendra Modi's Gujarat visit:
With a common mobility card you will also be able to withdraw money, make shopping and use the same card in any Metro or other means of transport, says PM Modi
I have also launched the feature of the common-mobility card and the cards are going to remove all your difficulties while travelling. A system of automatic fair collection system was developed to overcome this problem: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Bhumipujan of Vishv Umiyadham in Ahmedabad. "Those who believe in Maa Umiya can never support female foeticide. I appeal to you all- let us create a society where there is no discrimination based on gender," he said.
Doing something at a small scale isn't acceptable to us. Our work will always be at a large scale, benefitting all sections of society. At the community level, it's important to emphasise on top quality education for youngsters, the prime minister said.
No one can ever forget the role of Saints and Seers in strengthening our society. They have given us valuable teachings. They even gave us the strength to fight evil and oppression: PM
Having seen the hardships we face due to water shortage, it becomes our responsibility to conserve every drop of water. This benefits our present and future generations: PM @narendramodi- PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 4, 2019
In Ayushman Bharat, India is home to one of the biggest healthcare programmes in the world. The coming of this initiative ensures top quality and affordable healthcare for the poor: PM @narendramodi- PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 4, 2019
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Rahul Gandhi's constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh to launch a manufacturing unit for AK-203 rifles and targeted him at a rally there, the Congress president posted a tweet accused him of "lying by force of habit".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Gujarat from Monday during which he will launch the Pradhan Mantri Shram-Yogi Maandhan Yojana (PM-SYM) and inaugurate the first phase of six-km-long Ahmedabad Metro service.