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Hon. CM lays foundation stone of ‘Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan’ near Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada

Hon. CM Smt. Anandiben Patel performed the ground breaking ceremony of ‘Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan’ to be built at a cost of Rs.176 crore as part of the ‘Statue of Unity’ near the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River near Kevadia colony, on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel today.

Speaking on the occasion to a large number of tribal and other people assembled at the site, she said the Bhavan would not be just an edifice of stone but a multidimensional centre of research to study India’s struggle and with multimedia hall, humming with activity like skill development to create job opportunities.

Smt. Patel said the Statue of Unity, as conceived by her predecessor Hon. PM Shri Narendra Modi to commemorate Sardar Patel as the Maker of United India, to be taller than Statue of Liberty in the USA, to attract tourists from all over the world, and be a source of inspiration for the new generation.

She said the concept of ‘Ek Bharat – Shreshtha Bharat’ is a natural corollary to honour the stellar contribution Sardar Patel. She added that a ‘Run for Unity’ was also arranged today to involve people’s participation as a befitting tribute to the Sardar.

Hon. CM asked the Narmada district administration and leading citizens to ensure there remains not a single house without a toilet, not a single child should die of malnutrition and check feticide.

Prominent among those present included Vidhan Sabha Speaker Shri Mangubhai Patel, Chief Whip Shri Pankaj Desai, Food Corporation Chairman Bhupendra Lakhawala, District Panchayat President Shri Manjibhai Vasava, District In-charge Secrtetary S. J. Haider, Youth Services and Cultural Affairs Secretary and Information Commissioner Shri Bhagyesh Jha, SSNNL Joint MD Shri K. Srinivas, Collector Sandip Sagle and DDO N.K. Damor.

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