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PM to participate in Ekta Diwas Celebrations at Kevadia on Oct 31

New Delhi: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will visit Kevadia in Gujarat on October 31 to commemorate 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Patel as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas by paying homage to the great leader at the Statue of Unity, the Prime Minister’s office said on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister will participate at the Ekta Diwas Parade and administer the Rashtriya Ekta Pledge.

Police forces of Gujarat State and Central Reserve Armed Force, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Forces and National Security Guards will participate in the Parade. The Prime Minister will also witness a Rifle drill by female officers of CRPF. As part of Ekta Diwas celebrations a cultural show of tribal heritage is also being organized at Kevadia. To mark the solemn occasion, Indian Air Force will perform a Fly-past.

Thereafter, the Prime Minister will interact with and address 428 Officer Trainees belonging to various Civil Services currently undergoing the 95th Foundation Course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie through videoconference as a culmination of Aarambh 2020.

The theme of Aarambh 2020 is “Governance in India @ 100” with three subthemes.

These include ‘Ek Bharat – Shresth Bharat’ , ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ in Energy, Health and building large systems for handling black swan events and ‘Naveen Bharat’ which encompasses Research and Innovation in Education, Industry and Administration.

Intense deliberations were held from October 14 during which National and international experts shared their thoughts and experiences. Axel Van Trotsenberg, MD, World Bank is slated to address the officer trainees before their interaction with the Prime Minister. The officer trainees will share their learnings during Aarambh 2020 with the Hon’ble Prime Minister. A special Volume of ‘Administrator’- a publication of LBSNAA will be released during the program.

As a part of the Integrated Development of Kevadia the Prime Minister will inaugurate various projects on October 30 and October 31.

These include the flag-off of the Ekta Cruise Service to the Statue of Unity, the inauguration of the Ekta Mall and Children Nutrition Park there. Modi will also unveil the website of Statue of Unity in all the UN official languages and will launch the Kevadia App, at the Unity Glow Garden.

The Prime Minister will also launch the seaplane service connecting Statue of Unity in Kevadia with Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad.


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