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Union Minister of External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj and Gujarat CM Reviews PBD Preparations at Mahatma Mandir

Union Foreign Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj, accompanied by Gujarat Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel, today reviewed the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) preparations at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar.

Gujarat is first time hosting the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations. The PBD is being celebrated in the memory of the Centenary of returning of Mahatma Gandhiji to India from South Africa.

Smt. Swaraj had collected the detailed information about the preparations made from Smt. Patel, Shri D. J. Pandian, the Chief Secretary of the Gujarat Government and other senior secretaries.

Smt. Swaraj was accompanied by Union Minister of State for External Affairs Mr. V. K. Singh, Gujarat’s Tourism Minister Shri Saurabhbhai Patel and Minister in charge of NRG Division Shri Pradipsinh Jadeja.

During her visit, Smt. Swaraj, accompanied by the Chief Minister, had visited all the places including the precincts, main hall and other places where the various seminars are going to be organized at Mahatma Mandir.

She also held a meeting with the ministers and officials and gave necessary instructions to them. A presentation covering the entire celebration was also made before the Foreign Minister.

Smt. Swaraj had also reviewed preparations made at the Sabarmati River Front and Kankaria Lake in Ahmedabad city, where some programs will be held as part of the PBD. In Ahmedabad, she was accompanied by city mayor, commissioner and other officials.

 
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