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Gujarat bags Best State Award for ‘Citizen Security’ at IBN 7 Diamond States Award

As the Centre reels under acute criticism from all sections of society for failure to provide security and safety to the citizens of Delhi especially women and children, Gujarat has again shown the way by being declared the most ‘safe and secure state’ in India.

Gujarat has been adjudged the best Big State for providing citizen security and one of the top three Best Big States for their overall performance at the IBN7 Diamond States Awards – 2012. The jury comprised of eminent people from various walks of life including Dr. Bimal Jalan, Ex-Governor of RBIm Shri M. Damodaran, Ex- SEBI and UTI Chief, Shri Gurcharan Das, eminent Economist and writer, Mr. T. R. Subramanian, Ex-Cabinet Secretary and Dr. Bakul Dholakia, Ex–Director, IIM Ahmedabad among others. These eminent personalities decided the awardees based on the performance as well as data collected during the survey.

Gujarat has received number of national and international awards in last decade for Good Governance. Recently, in November 2012, Gujarat was also adjudged Best Big State (Overall) in the country for its performance by the India Today. It was also adjudged Best State for Investment.

When the whole world was reeling under the economic slowdown, vision of the Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi made Gujarat achieve an unprecedented double digit economic growth along with peace and prosperity. Chief Minister emphasized that growth of Gujarat is integral for India’s development, which can be achieved by developing a synergistic approach towards converting the slowdown into an opportunity for all to excel.

On one hand where security of teenagers (especially girls), women and aged people has been a growing matter of concern in the cities across India, Gujarat has presented an instance of being a safe haven for all sections of the society. Crime against teenagers, women and senior citizens has been negligible.

Under the leadership of Shri Modi as Chief Minister, Gujarat has developed one of the best infrastructure and created conducive environment for its people to realize their full potential and excel in their chosen vocation. The State is power surplus and provides power to other States. It is free of labour disputes and issues relating to land acquisition. The growth and development has been comprehensive in all regions and all sectors.

Resident Commissioner, Government of Gujarat Shri Bharat Lal received both the awards from Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Meira Kumar at a function held in New Delhi, which was graced by a number of eminent people of the country.

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