New Delhi, Sep 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated Garvi Gujarat Bhawan to the nation and said it will work as a link to project the western state to the rest of the country and the world. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said it is time to rekindle the spirit of 'New India' wherein people should be rooted on the foundation of traditional values but at the same time they should keep aspiring to achieve the peak of success.
''I am seeing some of you after several years...Anyone could've cut the ribbon. But I am glad that I got this opportunity as I am able to meet you all,'' said Mr Modi, adding that ''Guajart Ka diya auron ko roshini de raha hai (the lamp of Gujarat is enlightening others around)''. The Prime Minister said it is also time to work with fresh commitment at the national level to ensure supply of water to every home by the year 2024.
He also maintained that while Gujarat attained fast pace of development during his tenure as Chief Minister, but the state achieved greater milestones under his two successors Anandiben Patel and Vijay Rupani-both of whom were present on the occasion. Mr Modi also recollected the unique taste of Gujarati food which is sweet - true to the nature of Gujarati people who are fond of outside food on weekends but choose to eat their own dishes when they are outside the state.
Mr Rupani thanked Mr Modi on behalf of Gujaratis and said the state capital (Ahmedabad) will see the augment of first Bullet train soon. He said funds were allocated to the state under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which led to development of colleges, hospitals in Gujarat which could not take place under Congress' regime. (UNI)