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Guj CM unfurls National Flag, inspects guard of honour, honours freedom fighter on 75th Independence Day at Junagadh

    “Gujarat has set new milestones in development, making Gujarat Uttam-thi-Sarvottam”

    Rs.750-crore for drinking water in municipalities in the State, municipalities to be ranked to encourage welfare works”

    “Assistance to farmers to build godowns up raised from Rs.30,000 to Rs.50,000”

    “Five lakh new gas connections during Azadi-ka-Amrit Mahotsav”

    – Shri Vijay Rupani

    Junagadh (Gujarat), Sunday: Gujarat Chief Minster Vijay Rupani today unfurled and saluted the National Flag at the 75th Independence Day state-level flag hoisting celebrations being held here this year.

    Extending his Independence Day greetings to the people of the state from what he described as the land of sants and holy Girnar hills, from the land of lion in Junagadh, he said that Gujarat has set new milestones of development making the state ‘Uttam-thi-Sarvottam’ with a resolve to convert ‘Swaraj-thi-Surajya’.

    The Chief Minister proudly announced that Gujarat is now implementing world-class projects on the strong foundation of development laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, taking the state to new heights and achievements. Gujarat’s competition is now with the world, not with any state in India.

    He remembered the freedom fighters and paid his tributes to the martyrs who sacrificed their life in India’s freedom struggle from 1857 to 1947, including the people’s rising to ‘Aarzi Hukumat’ to fight to integrate Junagarh in India at the time of Independence.

    Referring to Prime Minister’s announcing Ujjwala Scheme 2.0, the Chief Minister said that five lakh new cooking gas connections will be given in Gujarat at concessional rate.

    Mr. Rupani announced Rs. 750 crore for drinking water in big municipalities in the state at Rs 15 crore for each project. The municipalities will be ranked to encourage them to take up people’s welfare projects.

    He also announced raising the assistance to farmers to build godowns from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000.

    The Chief Minister accepted the greetings of the people at the function in an open jeep. He felicitated freedom fighter Labhshankar Dave and planted saplings.

    He gave details of his five years of good governance with honesty and compassion including controlling pandemic coronavirus, timely relief and restoration during cyclone Tauktae, assistance to farmers, uplift of women, differently challenged, assistance to Gangaswarupa scheme, providing jobs to youth, etc. He expressed his commitment to provide peace and happiness to the people, taking action against goonda, cow slaughter, drug pedlars.

    Live demonstration of body worn cameras and drone cameras, to be provided to the Gujarat Police for modernisation, was made at the function, as he also handed over some cameras to the police officers and policemen.

    Police jawans presented Russian PT, gymnastics, malkham, daring motorcycle stunts, dog squads, equestrian show, lezim dance and patriotic songs based in nation’s unity, and cultural programmes at the parade ground.

    Those present at the state-level celebration included Chief Secretary Anil Mukim, Additional Chief Secretary for Home Pankaj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary for Youth Services and Cultural Activities C.V. Som, Additional Chef Secretary for Revenue Kamal Dayani, Chief Minister’s Secretary Ashwini Kumar, Secretary Lochan Chahera, DGP Ashish Bhatia, OSD D.S. Shah, Mayor Dhirubhai Gohel, District Panchayat President Shantaben Khatariya, MP Rajeshbhai Chudasma, MLAs Devabhai Malam, Babubhai Vaja, Bhikhabhai Joshi, Harshadbhai Ribadiya, District Collector Rachit Raj, DDO Mirant Parikh, BJP District President Kiritbhai Patel, BJP City President Punitbhai Sharma, office-bearers and prominent citizens – all following Covid-19 protocols.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat