Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday gave assurance to people of Bihar and other parts of eastern India living in Gujarat who celebrate Chhath Parv of getting built a Chhathh Ghat on the banks of Sabarmati river. Rupani gave the assurance while addressing a Chhath Parv celebration organized by Chhath Mahaparv Samanvay Sangh near Indira Bridge that was attended by hundreds of Biharis and others from eastern India.
The function was attended by a number of dignitaries like Ahmedabad Mayor Gautam Shah, Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare Nirmala Wadhwani, Minister of State for Health Shankar Chaudhary, Chief Secretary J N Singh, senior IPS officers A K Sharma & Mohan Jha and Mahant Dilipdas Maharaj of Jagannath temple of Ahmedabad etc.
Both Singh and Rupani were present along with their wives. Singh is a native of Bihar.
During the function, one of the organisers – in his address – reminded Rupani that his predecessor Anandiben Patel had promised Chhath Ghat on Sabarmati which had remained unfulfilled and revived the demand of construction of Chhathh Ghat.
In his address after performing customary ‘arti’ before Chhath Maiya, Rupani said, “I would make sure that you do not have to make the demand again before any other Chief Minister.I have asked the Chief Secretary about the status of file (on proposal of building Chhath Ghat on Sabarmati).”
He added that with the co-operation of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation the task would be completed.
In his address, Rupani also reminded people that before being Gujarati or Bihari, all of them were first children of ‘Mother India’.