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Narendra Modi’s Gujarat visit Highlights: PM says honesty will always win against those who plunder the country

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a visit to his hometown Vadnagar of Gujarat that goes to elections in December. The PM launched Mission Indradhanush for immunization at a function.

india Updated: Oct 08, 2017 20:51 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in his hometown Vadnagar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in his hometown Vadnagar. (ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on his maiden visit to his hometown Vadnagar in election-bound Gujarat after assuming office.

Modi launched the intensified Mission Indradhanush that will work towards full immunization. The Prime Minister will distribute e-tablets to health workers to mark the launch of ImTeCHO, a mobile app to improve performance of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers.

Modi will lay the foundation stone for Bhadbhut Barrage, to be built over the Narmada river in Bharuchm and also flag off the Antyodaya Express between Udhna in Surat, and Jaynagar in Bihar. He will also unveil plaques for the inauguration of various plants of Gujarat Narmada Fertiliser Corporation.

Here are the highlights:

3.23pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi ends speech.
3.20pm:
Honesty will always win against those who plunder the country, PM says.

3.13pm: Gujarat’s strides in animal husbandry have helped farmers, says Modi, adding he had told UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to send a team to Gujarat and study the Pashu Arogya Melas.

“They did that and organised a similar one in Varanasi, which I had the opportunity to visit and see how it helped farmers,” says Modi.

3.08pm: Neem coating of urea helped farmers and stopped corruption as well as theft, says PM Modi.

3.05pm: PM Modi says:We decided that 100% neem coating of urea has to be done so that it can only be used in farming and not in chemical factories.”

3.02pm: Antyodaya Express makes it easier for people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to go home for Chhath Puja, says PM Modi.

3.01pm: PM Modi flags off Antyodaya Express between Udhna in Surat and Jaynagar in Bihar.

2.55pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of a barrage over Narmada River in Bharuch.

2.24pm: PM Narendra Modi reaches Bharuch to lay foundation stone of barrage over Narmada River. He will also flag off Antyodaya Express.

12.28pm: Today I met youngsters from a medical college. We as a society require more doctors who can serve people, says PM Modi.

12.26pm: Atal Bihari Vajpayee govt had made health policy during its tenure. But the next government neglected the sector, Modi says.

12.24pm: Doctors and good may or may not guarantee good health, but cleanliness does, PM Modi addresses people in his hometown Vadnagar.

12.20pm: We brought prices of stents down. Work is constantly being done to make healthcare affordable for the poor, says PM Modi.

12.16pm: I am happy that I have got to inaugurate projects relating to the health sector, particularly Intensified Mission Indradhanush, says PM Modi.

12.14pm: The PM says Vadnagar has India-China connection.Hiuen Tsang stayed in my hometown Vadnagar during his visit to India and lived in President Xi Jinping’s hometown in China.

12.10pm: Modi tells the people of Vadnagar that he goes back with their blessings and assures them that he will work even harder for the nation.

12.08pm: “Whatever I am today is due to the values I have learnt on this soil, among you all in Vadnagar,” says PM Modi.

12.07pm: PM Modi, who visits his birthplace for the first time after becoming the prime minister office in 2014, says he has come back to one’s home town and receiving such a warm welcome is special.

12.06pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his speech at Vadnagar.

11.30am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch Mission Intensified Indradhanush, an immunization programme in Vadnagar.

11am: Modi interacts with students at Vadnagar’s GMERS Medical College.

10.51am: PM Narendra Modi dedicates Vadnagar’s GMERS Medical College to the nation; Gujarat CM, deputy CM and Union minister JP Nadda also present.

10.45am: PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Hatkeshwar temple in Vadnagar.

10.20am: Narendra Modi reaches his school in Vadnagar.

9.38am:Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in his hometown Vadnagar, waves to the crowd and begins a roadshow.

(With agency inputs)