Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, said, “Today, all countries of the world need to unite against terrorism. No one can benefit from terrorism and violence. India has always fought against terrorism.”
Modi added, “The country can never forget that some people were not saddened at the sacrifice of the security personnel during the Pulwama attack. At that time, these people were only doing politics.. I request them to not do such politics in the interest of the nation.”
The prime minister stated that 130 crore Indians together honoured the warriors of Coronvirus and their constant fight against Covid-19.
Broaching the tourism point of view, Narendra Modi said, “A seaplane service from Saradar Sarovar to Sabarmati riverfront will be started today. This will help boost tourism in this area. All these efforts are going to increase the tourism in this area too. Tribal people are getting equal chances of employment. I congratulate the government of Gujarat and the people of state for these achievements.”
He added further, “Many new sites like Jungle Safari Park, Ekta Mall, Children’s Nutrition Park, Aarogya Van have been launched in Kevadia. In the coming time, on the banks of ‘Maa Narmada’, not only India but this place is going to make its place on the tourism map of the whole world.
Modi also wished people on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti. The country is setting up a new paradigm of unity as Jammu and Kashmir are traversing to a new path of development, said Modi.
Narendra Modi further spoke about the significance of celebrating the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel as a festival of Unity of India, commemorated from October 31st, 2014,
Iterating on being self- sufficient and self-reliant, PM Modi stated, “ Today those eyeing the land of India are getting a befitting reply. Today’s India is building hundreds of kilometres of roads, dozens of bridges, many tunnels on the borders. Today, India is fully prepared to protect its sovereignty and honor.”
PM Modi also witnessed ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ parade honoring Sardar Patel in Kevadia, Gujarat. Modi further administered the Rashtriya Ekta pledge then. Earlier today, he paid his respects to Sardar Patel, at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat.
Post the Covid-19 pandemic, this is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first two-day visit to his home state Gujarat.