Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that we should continue our efforts to protect human values. Referring to the 9/11 terror attack in 2001, the Prime Minister said that this date in the history of the world is known for the attack on humanity, but this date also taught a lot to the whole world. He said that a century ago in 1893, Swami Vivekananda introduced the world to the human values of India at the World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking after inauguration of Sardardham Bhavan at Ahmedabad through video conferencing. Mr. Modi has also laid the foundation stone of Sardardham phase-II – Kanya Chhatralay on this occasion. Prime Minister Modi has also announced to establish a chair in the name of Subramanya Bharti ji in Banaras Hindu University. Mr. Modi said that the ‘Subramanya Bharati Chair’ on Tamil Studies to be established in the Faculty of Arts at BHU will inspire the students and researchers to work towards nation building.
This announcement was made on the 100th death anniversary of India’s great scholar, philosopher and freedom fighter Subramanya Bharati. Mr. Modi said that the vision of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat of Sardar Saheb reflected in the Tamil writings of Mahakavi Subramanyam Bharati ji. Referring to the Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav, the Prime Minister said that Kheda Satyagrah under the leadership of Sardar Patel showed the unity of farmers, youth and poor people which had forced the British government to bow down. He said that the same inspiration and energy is still standing in front of us in the form of ‘Statue of Unity’, the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Patel on the soil of Gujarat.
Prime Minister Modi said that the government is making continuous efforts to bring forward all sections of the society, who have been left behind. He said that on the one hand, work is being done for the rights of Dalits and backwards, on the other hand 10 percent reservations have been given to those who are backward on economic basis. Mr. Modi said that the Patidar samaj is known for its business skills and community service. These are now being recognized not only in the country, but all over the world. He also praised the Patidar Samaj across the world for keeping the national interest on top. Mr. Modi also greeted the people on the occasion of Ganesh Mahotsav and Samvatsari festival.
Speaking on this occasion, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the Sardardham project is a symbol of United India- of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He said that this project will help in fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of youths in Gujarat. Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said that Patidar Samaj of the state is working in true sense for Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas by their community services.
Union Ministers Parshotam Rupala, Mansukh Mandaviya, Anupriya Patel, senior ministers of Gujarat government along with MPs and MLAs from Patidar Samaj in Gujarat remained present at the venue on this occasion.