Modi visits hometown Vadnagar, visits school

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi

While the entire town has got a facelift for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, the main attraction is the railway station where PM Modi helped his father sell tea when he was a child. This was the PM's first visit to his ancestral village since coming to power in 2014.

On Sunday, Modi will inaugurate a Rs 500 crore Government hospital and medical college at his home town Vadnagar in north Gujarat, lay the foundation stone of a Rs 1,200 crore worldwide Buddhist complex near Shamlaji in Aravalli district, lay the foundation stone of the Rs 3000 crore Bhadbhut barrage project and the Rs 650 crore Dahej-Ghogha ro-ro ferry service near Bharuch before leaving for Delhi from Vadodara.

The Prime Minister also lauded Frontline magazine for covering excavations at Vadnagar.

PM Modi in his address said that Neem coating of urea helped farmers and stopped corruption as well as theft.

India's defence minister interacts with Chinese soldiers at border checkpoint
Sithraman has visited forward areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and the world's highest battlefield, Siachen. Earlier, on Thursday, Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa confirmed the existence of Chinese troops in the region.

Cracking down on the opposition, he also said that honesty will always win no matter how many dacoits come to rob the country.

The Prime Minister will launch the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, to accelerate progress towards the goal of full immunisation coverage. He said his government is constantly working towards making healthcare affordable and accessible to all. "I am happy that it has been welcomed in one voice across the country", Modi said. "This visit will bring back several memories from my childhood".

Ahead of the Prime Minister's visit, the city was decorated with flags and buntings. He interacted with the medical students in the college in their own classroom. As he stepped into the school premises after a longtime, the Prime Minister bowed, with his forehead touching the ground to register his high respect for the school. Before entering the ground, he also knelt and touched his forehead.

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness with the popular mood over the changes in the GST initiated by his Government. Time and time again, he has been proven effective for the Bharatiya Janata Party. This is his first visit to the town, since assuming the office of Prime Minister. To reduce infant and maternal mortality rates in Gujarat, Modi urged the doctors to work for free on the ninth day of every month. "You all must be busy preparing for Diwali, and in Gujarat, Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm, especially among businessmen", Modi said while addressing a public gathering in Dwarka, Gujarat.

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