8th International Convention of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj addressed by PM Modi
On July 6, 2018, The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, addressed the 8th International Convention of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj through video conference which was held in California, United States of America.
Highlighting the contribution of the Indian Diaspora particularly Saurashtra Patel community.
i.He also appealed to NRI community to motivate at least five foreign families to visit India every year for Bharat Darshan.
ii.This can help in boosting India’s tourism development through Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat Abhiyan scheme.
i. Prime Minister said that India would celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, beginning from 2nd of October.
ii. A mammoth Statue of Unity in the name of the Iron Man of India is being constructed on River Narmada and it will be completed on 31st October 2018.This would be the highest statue in the world.
i. Initiatives like GST and strict action against corruption have resulted in 42-place jump in the Ease of Doing Business rankings in the last four years.
ii. And various schemes of the Government, like Swachh Bharat has boosted tourism in the country.
About Ek Bharat, Shresht Bharat Abhiyan:
“Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” was announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Subsequently, the Finance Minister announced the initiative in his Budget Speech for 2016-17.
Objectives of the scheme include:
i. To CELEBRATE the Unity in Diversity of our Nation and to maintain and strengthen the fabric of traditionally existing emotional bonds between the people of our Country.
ii. To PROMOTE the spirit of national integration through a deep and structured engagement between all Indian States.