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PM Modi Attends the Annual Conference of DGPs/IGPs in Gujarat

PM Modi Attends the Annual Conference of DGPs/IGPs in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Gujarat to attend the annual conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police.

The Directors General and Inspectors General of Police Conference is an event in which top police officers from all over the country discuss and share security-related issues.

First, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel welcomed PM Modi at the Vadodara airport in the morning.

Modi tweeted that the discussions at the annual conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police would strengthen the country’s “security apparatus.”

He wrote,

“Reached Kevadia in Gujarat for the Conference of DGPs/IGPs. Looking forward to fruitful deliberations that will strengthen our security apparatus.”

After that, PM Modi left for the ‘Statue of Unity’ near Kevadiya in Narmada district to attend the DGPs and IGPs annual conference. The meet was organized at ‘tent-city’ set up near the 182-meter tall statue dedicated to country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The three-day event began in the presence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Modi visited the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue, before heading for the conference which he had unveiled on 31 October. Also, he paid floral tributes to Sardar Patel there.

Further, the PM Modi tweeted,

“Paid tributes to the great Sardar Patel at the ‘Statue of Unity.’ As India’s Home Minister, his contribution towards building the framework of our security systems is immense.”

Also, Modi inspected the “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” parade at the Statue of Unity which was performed by Police Officials from various states.

MoS Home Hansraj Ahir and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh were also present at the occasion.

Moreover, PM Modi was given Gaurd of Honour at the Statue of Unity, in Kevadiya.

Further, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the inaugural session of the conference. He said that the internal security condition of the country has vastly improved, especially in the North-East and the Left-wing extremism affected States. Also, he awarded three police stations— Campbell Bay in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Kalu in Rajasthan and Farakka in West Bengal for their impressive performance.

Further, PM Modi tweeted,

“I would specially urge you all to visit Kevadia and see the ‘Statue of Unity.’ Some friends told me that the Statue can also be seen during Delhi-Mumbai flights. So, next time you are flying that route do try to spot the Statue.”

Then, in the evening, the PM Modi took to Twitter and said that he had a “productive day.”

He wrote,

“It’s been a productive day at the Conference of DGPs/IGPs in Kevadia. We’ve been having detailed presentations on various aspects relating to national security.”

Also, PM Modi tweeted about the conference. He wrote,

“During the Conference of DGPs and IGPs, I’ve also got the opportunity to meet select groups of officials and discuss specific issues pertaining to policing and security.”

He also shared some glimpses from the programme by writing in a tweet,

“Sharing some glimpses from the wonderful cultural programme at the DGPs/IGPs Conference at Kevadia.”

On December 22, the last day of a national convention of the party’s Mahila Morcha, PM Modi will address the BJP women’s wing workers at Trimandir, a temple complex near Adalaj village in Gandhinagar, Gujrat.

Also, he will release a commemorative stamp on National Police Memorial, and will also launch the portal of the Cyber Coordination Centre at the conference.

Watch Video of Full Event Here!

PM Modi to Unveil Sardar Patel’s Bronze Statue 'Statue of Unity' Tomorrow

PM Modi to Unveil Sardar Patel’s Bronze Statue ‘Statue of Unity’ Tomorrow

Marking Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd anniversary on 31 October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday will be inaugurating his bronze statue tomorrow at Kevadia, Gujarat in Narmada district.

Standing 182-meter-long facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the statue is going to be the world’s tallest statue being taller than China’s record 153 meters long statue Spring Temple of Buddha and nearly double of Statue of Liberty (93 meters).

A viewing gallery has been established at 135-meter height, accommodating 200 visitors. Built under the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust, the Statue of Unity involved an investment worth 2,989 crore rupees (approx $407 million) in less than 4 years.

A viewing gallery has been established at 135-meter height, accommodating 200 visitors.

In this month’s radio address Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Modi called the Statue of Unity a pride for every citizen of Indian. He said,
This is the world’s tallest sky-scraping statue. Every Indian will now be proud to see the world’s tallest statue here on Indian soil. Sardar Patel, a true son of the soil will adorn our skies too.”

The celebrations led by Gujarat government fascinated the state under Ekta Yatra, spreading awareness about Sardar Patel, his statue and the inaugural event to be held at Kevadia tomorrow. Led by either MLAs or one of the Gujarat ministers, the Yatra covered villages and cities with chariots carrying a replica of the Statue of Unity and a bikers’ group followed by DJs.

Constructed by L&T Ltd, the statue will be interpreted as the largest memorial dedicated to the Iron Man of India. Over 24,000 tonnes of steel, 70,000 tonnes of cement and 1,700 tonnes of bronze have been used for its construction.

Nearly 15,000 tourists are anticipated to visit the statue every day.