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Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel celebrates Makar Sankranti with families of leprosy patients, specially challenged children

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel spent the Makar Sankranti Day and Uttarayan yesterday with the families of leprosy patients at the Vastral colony and distributed kites, berry, guava and chiki.

Mrs. Patel wished that all overcame their difficulties, malnutrition and enriched themselves with education, health and culture. The government is also concerned with ‘sauna sath, sauna vikas’, ensuring everybody’s development taking all along. She said that 30,000 families are engaged in the Rs.150-crore kite industry.

She also spent some time with children of the service class near Malav Talav. This is part of her schedule on such festivals.

The Chief Minister was accompanied by Ahmedabad Mayor Meenaxiben Patel, MLAs, AUDA Chairman Bhupendra Shah, office-bearers and leaders of NGOs.

She had similarly spent Rakshabandhan festivals with inmates of female beggar home and specially challenged handicapped children in the remote tribal areas last time.

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