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PM Modi inaugurates Sardar Patel Zoological Park in Gujarat

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Gujarat. During the visit, he is scheduled to launch a host of projects, including a seaplane service between Kevadiya and Ahmedabad, and visit the Statue of Unity.

india Updated: Oct 30, 2020, 18:27 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited  by Shivani Kumar
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat were also present at the inauguration.
Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat were also present at the inauguration. (ANI)

A day before the 145th birth anniversary of country’s first home minister Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Sardar Patel Zoological Park, popularly known as Jungle Safari, in Kevadia, Narmada district on Wednesday. The park has been set up near the 182-metre Statue of Unity.

After the inauguration, The Prime Minister took a tour of the zoological park. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Governor Acharya Devvrat also accompanied the PM.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi inaugurated the ‘Arogya Van’ in Kevadia, which has hundreds of medicinal plants and herbs and also provides information about their usage and importance.

The forest is spread over an area of about 17 acres and have five lakh plants of 380 selected species. It also comprises a lotus pond, alba garden, aroma garden, yoga and meditation garden, indoor plant section, digital information centre, souvenir shop and a cafeteria serving Ayurveda foods, among other things.

PM Modi also inaugurated ‘Ekta Mall’ and ‘Children Nutrition Park’ and took a ride in ‘nutri train’ at the park.

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to his home state Gujarat. During the course of the visit, he is scheduled to launch 17 projects in Gujarat.

PM Modi arrived at the Ahmedabad airport today morning and began his official visit by meeting relatives of the late Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel in Gandhinagar. Patel, 92, a BJP stalwart, died on Thursday. During the meeting, PM Modi offered his condolences to the family and recalled his long association with the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. “Modiji recalled his long association with Keshubhai and asked us about his last moments,” news agency PTI quoted a family member as saying.

He also offered his tributes to brothers Mahesh and Naresh Kanodia, who passed away recently.

During the day, PM Modi is also scheduled to unveil the Statue of Unity website in all UN official languages and the Kevadia App at the Unity Glow Garden.

The Prime Minister is also expected to meet his mother Hiraba, who lives on the outskirts of Gandhinagar city with his younger brother Pankaj Modi.

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