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Gandhinagar, Wednesday: Gujarat's yearlong Swarnim Jayanti celebration's grand finale spread over four days will be held from April 28 to May 2, culminating in a magnificent variety entertainment programme at Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad on the state's foundation day on May 1 and its repeat programme at the same venue on May 2, 2011.

Earlier on April 25 the Armed Forces' will play ‘Symphony Band at Kankaria in Ahmedabad at 6 p.m. and in Rajkot on 25, Gujarat Government's spokespersons Health Minister Jay Narayan Vyas and Minister of State for Energy Saurabh Patel informed here today.

On April 28, the statues of prominent leaders will cleaned, important buildings and roads will be illuminated with people's participation in all the district and taluka towns.

On April 29, Governor Dr Kamlaji will inaugurate a mega exhibition of ‘Glimpses of Gujarat's development during the last decade' under the 1.25-lakh sq ft dome at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar at 6 p.m.

On April 30, Para Military and Police Forces will march past the central vista from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's statue to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar at 6 p.m. along with tableaux depicting the state's all round development, to the accompaniment of bands from different districts and school. A conference of Non-Resident Gujaratis will be held on the theme ‘Swarnim Gujarat; Vaishwik Gujarat' based on ‘Golden Gujarat; Global Gujarat'.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi will flag off a huge torch rally from the same venue in the evening. Similar torch rallies will be simultaneously taken out in different parts of the state the same day at 7.45 p.m.

On May1, being celebrated as Gujarat's Gaurav Divas to mark the state's foundation day, the Chief Minister will pay floral tributes to the martyrs of ‘Mahagujarat Andolan' near the historic fort at Bhadra in Ahmedabad at 8 a.m. A seminar on what could be the contribution of retired IAS, IPS and Forest officers for Gujarat will be held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar the same day.

The yearlong celebration's grand concluding function will be held on May 1 at 6 p.m. at Sardar Patel stadium in Ahmedabad in august presence of the Governor and Chief Minister, among others. Over 5,000 artistes will present a cultural programme, starting with ‘Vande Gujarat' to ‘Aage Kadam' as the theme. It is scheduled to be telecast, too. The culutural programme will be repeated at the same venue on May 2 at 6.30 p.m., in deference to people's enthusiasm to watch such functions live, as observed in the past.

All government and semi-government will be illuminated in the state through April 28 to May 3, befitting the golden jubilee celebrations.

The grand finale will be In addition to the five zonal functions being held from April 15 to 25, based on the theme of ‘Panch Shakti' to showcase to the world the ‘Gujarat model of development' reflecting the strength of 6-crore people of Gujarat, the spokespersons ministers said.

The zonal functions began with ‘Jan Shakti' at Dahod on April 15, followed by themes of ‘Raksha Shakti' at Anand on April 19, ‘Gyan Shakti' at Surat on April 21, ‘Urja Shakti' at Palanpur on April 23 and ‘Jal Shakti' at Rajkot on April 25.

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