Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Vadodara on Saturday, “Today is the day of Mother Vandana for me. Took the blessings of the birth mother this morning. After that took the blessings of Mother Kali and now I am taking her blessings after seeing the immense form of Mother Shakti. PM Modi laid the foundation stone and inaugurated various development projects worth Rs. It also includes 18 railway projects worth about Rs 16,332 crore. He said that I am happy that these projects are going to strengthen the commitment of Gujarat’s development to India’s development.
PM Modi inaugurated the redeveloped Kalika Mata temple on Pavagadh hill. PM Modi was in Gujarat on Saturday. Today (June 18) was the birthday of his mother Hiraba. He first took his blessings by worshiping her feet. After that he participated in other programs. PM Modi also addressed the Gujarat Gaurav Abhiyan rally in Vadodara. He reached the meeting place in an open jeep. Apart from railway projects, PM also performed bhoomi pujan and e-dedication of 1.41 lakh houses of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana on this occasion. Launched ‘Mukhyamantri Matrushakti Yojana’ to focus on improving maternal and child health. Along with this, the Poshan Sudha Yojana was started.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of Gujarat Central University in Kundela village of Dabhoi. PM Modi said that rapid development and empowerment of women is necessary for the development of 21st century India. I consider it my privilege that I have got the opportunity to serve mothers, sisters and daughters so much. Today, India is making plans, taking decisions keeping in mind the needs and aspirations of women. Even today’s projects are mostly related to health, nutrition and empowerment of our sisters and daughters. From armies to mines, our government has opened up every avenue for women whose doors were previously closed to them. We have made new schemes keeping in mind every stage of the life cycle of women.
Making life easier for women, reducing difficulties from their lives, giving them more opportunities to move forward, is one of the top priorities of our government. PM Modi said that Vadodara city is a suitable city for the celebration of mother power, because It is a city giving rituals like a mother, Vadodara is a city of culture. Vadodara is a city of inspiration, which has also inspired great men like Swami Vivekananda, Maharishi Arvind, Vinoba Bhave and Babasaheb Ambedkar. He said that Vadodara also gave me affection like a mother, gave me belonging and contributed significantly to my development journey. In 2014 also, I got the blessings of both Navnath and Kashi Vishwanath of Vadodara for the responsibility of serving the nation, it is my good fortune.