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Prime Minister dedicates and lays the foundation stone for various projects from tribal areas of Bodeli

Prime Minister celebrates ‘Vikas Parva’ in Bodeli

To bring the tribal people into the mainstream of development five new medical colleges along with 25 thousand new classrooms have been constructed in the last two decades:- Prime Minister

Hon’ble Prime Minister:
• All-round development of the tribals of the state has been integrated into the mainstream
• Skill development centres have been set in more than 50 talukas of Gujarat which has helped to plant the seeds of skills among the students
• Efforts have been put in to inculcate interest in science among tribal children through Atal Tinkering Labs

Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel:
• Arrangements to impart education in Gujarat have been made by setting up smart classes in the schools of remote villages

• In every visit, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi showers upon motherland Gujarat with several development works

Inauguration and laying of foundation stone for Educational Development Projects worth Rs. 4505 crores under ‘Mission Schools of Excellence, an initiative to improve school education

Prime Minister gifts new classrooms, smart classrooms, computer labs and other educational facilities worth Rs. 1426 crores to students of the state with context to ‘Mission Schools of Excellence’

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi while dedicating various development projects worth Rs. 5206 crores from tribal areas of Bodeli, Chhotaudepur district said that before the year 2002, there was not a single science stream college in the tribal belt from Ambaji to Umargam. To bring the tribals into the mainstream of development, five new medical colleges including Birsa Munda Tribal University and Govind Guru University along with 25,000 new classrooms have been constructed in tribal areas in the last two decades. Kaushalya Vardhan Kendras have been set up in more than 50 talukas of Gujarat which has been instrumental to plant the seeds of skills among the students.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gifted various educational development projects worth Rs. 4505 crores with context to ‘Mission Schools of Excellence’. Besides inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various development works of Roads and Buildings, Urban Development, Science and Technology and Water Supply Departments of the state worth Rs. 5206 crores in the presence of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel.

Addressing the gathering at the event held at the ground near Bodeli Seva Sadan Prime Minister said that, After the inauguration of the new Parliament the first ‘Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam’ bill was passed to shape women’s interest, the issue of women’s reservation, which has been kept in swaying by the opposition since the last three decades. The Nari Shakti Vandan Act has made a concrete arrangement that now no power in the world can stop women from moving forward.

The Prime Minister clearly stated that the people who keep women deprived from their rights should be held accountable under this Act, moreover reservation will also be made for the women of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. the Prime Minister highlighted the coincidence of India’s first tribal woman President, Smt Draupadi Murmu who will have the privilege to sign this bill.

Referring to the measures taken by the Central Government, the Prime Minister said that with an aim that every woman does own a property the central government has made a provision to provide houses to women under PM Awas Yojana. Due to these millions of women in the country have become ‘Lakhpati Didi’ today. As women own the property their respect in the family as well as in society has increased largely.

Talking about the new National Education Policy, which was kept at bay since last two decades the Prime Minister said that education in mother tongue will create new opportunities. A campaign has been started to construct more than 14 thousand PM SHRI schools across the country. In the last 9 years centres for comprehensive development have been initiated through Eklavya Awasiya Vidyalaya. The scholarship provided to SC-ST students has also been increased. The government is making efforts to empower youth from tribal areas to lead the world through startups.

Briefing about the task being carried out for Kaushalya Vikas Prime Minister said that Skills along with certificates are very much important in todays’s age. He called upon lakhs of youth to benefit by getting training as and when required through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Kendra. The government has given a surety of up to ten lakhs to start their own employment, also work is under progress for skill development under Vanabandhu Yojana. Efforts are being made through ITI to impart education in more than 50 tribal talukas of the state. More than 11 lakh education centres have been started under Vandhan Kendra. Pradhan Mantri Vishwakarma Yojana was implemented recently to provide a multi-crore scheme for modern training and tools for skill development.

The Prime Minister also said that Gujarat is a leader in implementing innovative ideas in the education sector. World Bank Chairman Shri Ajay Banga also took note of the Mission Schools of Excellence and Vidya Samiksha Kendra and told them to implement them in the districts across the country and appreciated this project.

The Prime Minister further said that, Today, the use of mobile internet has increased even in the interior parts of villages of the state. Women in rural areas are also keeping up the pace with the world through digital technology, mobile internet, Gujarat government has planned to provide high quality WiFi facility at cheap cost to around 7500 villages which will aid to bring a radical change in the villages.
The problem of drinking and water for irrigation in the local area has been solved by the Jal Jeevan Mission through various projects. Clean drinking water has been provided to the doorsteps of 10 crore families in the country under Nal Se Jal, which has resulted in improving the health of young children and families. The government attaches importance to the successful implementation of the PM Awas Yojana. In the first year itself, over 700 people benefited from this scheme, now we are determined to dignify the lives of all the needy people by providing them with housing facilities.

Recalling memories from his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat and even before that, the Prime Minister mentioned various experiences, such as walking, cycling, and taking bus journeys from Chhota Udepur to Dahod, as well as visits to different areas like Savli, Kamli, Bhadarwa, and Nareshwar. He fondly remembered the overnight stays and tours conducted on buses, and he emphasized that these memories are still vivid.

The Prime Minister noted that the inspiration he gained from his close relationship with tribal communities and practical knowledge has proven to be highly valuable in leading the Central Government and formulating beneficial schemes for the common people of the country. He also highlighted the remarkable progress in the implementation of schemes related to roads, electricity, water supply, irrigation, education, infrastructure, and tribal development in these areas.

While inaugurating numerous development projects for the people of the state, including Chhota Udepur, which will contribute to realizing the dream of a developed India (Viksit Bharat) and the resolution of ‘Amrit Kaal’, the Prime Minister underscored the Central Government’s commitment to ensuring ease of living and prioritizing the quality of life. He stated that quality is given utmost importance.

The Prime Minister mentioned that over the past 9 years, the Central Government has consistently worked towards improving the lives of citizens from every section and region of society through effective governance.

During the event, the Prime Minister inaugurated development projects worth Rs 1,426 crore and laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 3,079 crore under the ‘Mission School of Excellence’ initiative. This includes the inauguration and foundation laying of a total of 9,088 new classrooms, 50,300 smart classrooms, 19,600 computer labs, and the upgrade of 12,622 classrooms, along with other educational facilities.

Apart from this, the PM inaugurated Chhab Lake Development Works completed by Urban Development Department at a cost of Rs. 209 crore, Water Supply Scheme at Dahod, and 420 houses of EWS-2 category at Sevasi, Vadodara built under PM Awas Yojana (Urban) at a cost of Rs. 42 crores. Inauguration of Dhaboi-Shinor-Malsar Asa Bridge over River Narmada constructed by Roads & Buildings Department at a cost of Rs 225 crore, Foundation stone laying ceremony for construction of Flyover Bridge at Godhra to be built at a cost of Rs.52 crore, inauguration of Village Wi-Fi facility for 20 lakh beneficiaries in 7500 villages of 22 districts of the state, at a cost of Rs. 60 crores, a project by the Department of Science and Technology. Foundation stone laying ceremony of Rural Water Supply Scheme (RWSS) at Kavant to be built at a cost of Rs. 80 crores by Water Supply Department. Inauguration of newly constructed Navodaya Vidyalaya at Dahod built at a cost of Rs 23 crore and FM Radio Studio built at a cost of Rs 10 crore.

Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that this development-oriented programme in tribal-dominated Chhota Udepur district has become a development festival to reflect the undying times of development. He expressed gratitude towards the Prime Minister for gifting the development works that have accelerated the all-round development in rural and urban areas.

The Chief Minister said that in every visit, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi showers upon motherland Gujarat with several development works. The Prime Minister has always believed that villages should be provided with facilities just like the cities and concrete work has been done in that direction. So today a scheme to equip the villages of Gujarat with Wi-Fi facility has been launched.

Speaking on the occasion, Tribal Development and Education Minister Dr. Kuber Dindor warmly welcomed Hon’ble Prime Minister to Bodeli. He said that 21 years ago, the then Chief Minister and the present Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, had initiated a yagna for basic education, as a result of which today Gujarat has become a role model of education in the country through world-class education and infrastructural facilities. Expressing gratitude for the Prime Minister, he further added that today the PM has gifted to Gujarat education schemes worth Rs. 4,505 crore under Mission Schools of Excellence.

On this occasion, District In-charge and Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies, Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Bhikhusinhji Parmar, MP Shri C.R. Patil, Water Resources and Water Supply Minister Shri Kunvarji Bavaliya, Minister of State for Education Shri Praful Pansheriya, Minister of State for Forest, Environment & Water Supply Shri Mukesh Patel, MP Smt Gitaben Rathva, District Panchayat President Smt Malka Patel, MLAs Shri Rajendrasinh Rathwa, Shri Jayanti Tadvi, Shri Abhesinh Rathwa, Prominent personalities Shri Gordhan Zadafia, Shri Ramesh Ukani, Chairman of TRIFED Shri Ramsinh Rathwa, Education Secretary Shri Vinod Rao, Director of Samagra Shiksha Project Dr. Ratankanvar Gadhvicharan, District Collector Shri Stuti Charan, District Development Officer Shri Ganga Singh, officials of the District Administration and a large number of citizens were present.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat