“Successive Governments of Gujarat and partner states were alive and worked for early completion of SSP; and they all deserve thanks”
“Post completion, Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) dam on the Narmada to usher in decades of prosperity for the people”
– Narendra Modi
Ahmedabad, June 28, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was accorded a warm welcome at the airport here today on a two-day visit to Gujarat, has celebrating the advent of the Narmada waters in the Rajkot city and nearby villages later in the evening as one of the main agenda.
He is scheduled to visit Rajkot, Gandhinagar and Arravali during his two-day stay.
Governor O.P. Kohli and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani welcomed Mr. Modi at the airport, followed by State Assembly Speaker Ramanlal Vora, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Protocol Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Ministers, Ahmedabad Mayor Gautam Shah, Chief Secretary J.N. Singh, Ahmedabad Collector Avantika Singh, Police Commissioner A.K. Singh and others.
Addressing a large crowd amidst chanting of slogans like ‘Narmade Sarvade’ (meaning Narmada everywhere) at the airport, Mr. Modi said that Gujarat understands the worth of water the hard way. Quoting a famous quote ‘Namo Narmada Sukhi Sarvada’, he said that water held a very significant role in Gujarat’s march to the development.
He recalled that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had laid the foundation stone of the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) dam on the Narmada at Kevadia colony near Madhya Pradesh border. Subsequently, successive governments of Gujarat, as well as that of the partner states of Maharashtra and Rajasthan, were alive and worked for early completion of the SSP. He said the formal inaugural of the radial gates in the dam would usher in decades of prosperity for the people. He thanked them all for their sincere efforts.
The Prime Minister was presented with a memento of replica of the Narmada project.
Others present at the function included former Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, BJP State President Jitubhai Vaghani, office-bearers and workers.
Source : Gujarat Information Bureau
Source: Information Department, Gujarat