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Highlights of PM Narendra Modi visit to Gujarat & Rajasthan; Mangarh Dham in Rajasthan declared as National Monument

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PM Modi visit to Gujarat and Rajasthan from 30th October to 1st NovemberThe Prime Minister (PM) of India Narendra Modi was on a state visit to Gujarat and Rajasthan from October 30 – November 1, 2022 to attend programs, laying of foundation stones and for inaugurations. Following are its details:

Visit to Gujarat:

PM in Vadodara:

Here he laid the foundation stone of C-295 Aircraft Manufacturing Facility which is the first aircraft manufacturing facility in private sector in India. Click Here to Read

PM in Kevadia:

On October 31, 2022, at the Status of Unity, Kevadia, the PM participated in the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrations. It should be noted that the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel viz. 31st October is celebrated as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas to strengthen the unity, integrity and security of India.

Key Points:

i.During the celebrations, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Parade was held which included the contingents of BSF (Border Security Force) and of five State Police Forces, one each from Northern Zone (Haryana), Western Zone (Madhya Pradesh), Southern Zone (Telangana), Eastern Zone (Odisha) and North Eastern Zone (Tripura); six Police Sports Medal winners of the Commonwealth Games 2022.

ii.There was also a performance by Tribal children’s musical band from Ambaji. The members of the Band once used to beg at Ambaji temple.

PM addressed the Officer Trainees at Culmination of Aarambh 4.0

The PM addressed the Officer Trainees of the 97th Common Foundation Course at the culmination of Aarambh 4.0 at Kevadia.

  • The 4th edition of Aarambh has been held on the theme of ‘Digital Governance: Foundation & Frontiers’, to help Officer Trainees on utilizing the technological solutions to strengthen Public Service delivery.
  • The batch includes 455 Officer Trainees from 13 Services, from across 29 States and UTs.

He also dedicated two new tourist attractions at Kevadia viz. Maze Garden and Miyawaki Forest. Click Here to Read

PM in Tharad, Banaskantha

i.The PM laid the foundation stone of various water supply projects worth over Rs 8000 crores during a public programme in Tharad, Banaskantha.

ii.He also laid the foundation stone of several other projects, including the Kasara to Dantiwada Pipeline from the main Narmada Canal, costing over Rs. 1560 crores.

iii.There will be strengthening of Sujlam Suflam Canal, extension of Modhera-Moti Dau pipeline to Mukteshwar Dam-Karmavat Lake, lift irrigation scheme for 11 villages of Santalpur Taluka, among others.

PM in Ahmedabad

The PM dedicated the nation two railway projects worth over Rs 2900 crores at Asarva, Ahmedabad.  He flagged off new trains between Bhavnagar – Jetalsar; and between Asarva – Udaipur.

Key Points:

i.The 300 Km long Asarva – Himmatnagar – Udaipur Gauge Converted Line will improve connectivity and prove beneficial for tourists, traders, manufacturing units and industries in the region, and boost employment opportunities.

ii.The 58 Km long Lunidhar-Jetalsar Gauge Converted Line will provide a shorter route for Pipavav Port and Bhavnagar from Veraval and Porbandar. It will enhance freight carrying capacity, and facilitate seamless connectivity to Gir sanctuary, Somnath temple, Diu and Girnar hills.

PM in Panchmahal

Here, he dedicated and laid the foundation stone of projects worth around Rs 860 crores in Jambughoda, Panchmahal.

i.He dedicated the new campus of Shri Govind Guru University, Godhara along with Sant Joriya Parameshwar Primary School and Memorial located at village Vadek and Raja Rup Singh Nayak Primary School and Memorial located at village Dandiyapura.

ii.He laid the foundation stone for the building of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Godhra, and for the development of Godhra Medical College and expansion of Kaushalya – The Skill University, worth over Rs. 680 crores.

Visit to Rajasthan: Mangarh Dham declared as National Monument

On November 1, 2022, he visited Rajasthan’s Banswara district, where he attended a public programme ‘Mangarh Dham ki Gaurav Gatha’ at Mangarh Hill, Banswara, Rajasthan, to pay homage to the sacrifices of the unsung tribal heroes and martyrs of the freedom struggle.

  • During the programme, Mangarh Dham in the Banswara District of Rajasthan was declared as a National Monument.
  • The PM paid homage to Bhil freedom fighter Shri Govind Guru and also addressed a gathering of Bhil Adivasis and other tribal population of the region.

The Importance of Mangarh Hill:

During the freedom struggle, Bhils and other tribes engaged in a long stand-off with the British, as more than 1.5 lakh Bhils rallied at Mangarh Hill on November 17, 1913 under the leadership of Shri Govind Guru. Britishers opened fire at this gathering, leading to Mangarh Massacre where approximately 1500 tribals were martyred.

Recent Related News:

i.PM Narendra Modi visited Gujarat and Tamil Nadu on July 28 and 29, 2022. During his visit, he inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for numerous Sabar Dairy projects in Gujarat, including Gadhoda Chowki and Sabarkantha, and then travelled to Chennai to declare open the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 at the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Indoor Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu (TN).

ii.The Government of Rajasthan has approved a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVN Limited) for the development of 10,000 MW (MegaWatt) renewable energy projects. This project would require an investment of around Rs 50,000 crore in the next 5 to 7 years.

About Gujarat:

Chief Minister – Bhupendra Rajnikant Patel
Governor– Acharya Devvrat
Zoological Park – Sakkarbaug zoo, Junagadh; Dr. Shyamaprasad Mukherjee Zoological Garden (Sarthana Nature Park), Surat
Airports – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad; Dholera International Airport, Dholera