Prime News, National and International, Kevadia (Gujarat), October 31:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the international community to unite against increasing threat of terrorism.
Addressing the “Ekta Diwas Parade” at the ‘Statue of Unity’ at Kevadia in Gujarat this morning (October 31), the Prime Minister said that unity of the world community is necessary for the peace and prosperity of the world.
He said that India had lost thousands of innocent lives in the fight against terrorism. Referring to Pulwama terror attack, the Prime Minister criticised some political parties for misusing such terror attacks. He said that we should keep the national interest on the top. He appealed to the people to unite for the peace and prosperity of the country and achieve the goal of “Ek Bharat- Shresht Bharat.”
The Prime Minister said that Jammu and Kashmir has marched towards development after removal of all barriers on the path, while the north east region is also on the path of development after the peace accord. Modi said that the government is working for the welfare of the farmers, labourer’s and poor and striving to make them self-reliant.
He said that the nation is marching towards self-reliance in the defense sector. Today, he said, we are creating hundreds of kilometres of long roads, bridges and tunnels in border areas for the development of those regions. He also praised the frontline ‘corona warriors’ and their fight against the pandemic.
Earlier on Saturday, Prime Minister Modi paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 145th birth anniversary at the Statue of Unity – the world’s tallest statue at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.
The Prime Minister also witnessed the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas parade. The police forces of Gujarat and Central Armed Police Force, Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Industrial Security Force and National Security Guards took part in the parade. The Prime Minister also administered the “Ekta Pledge” on this occasion.
Indian Air Force performed a fly-past on this occasion. The Prime Minister also witnessed a rifle drill by women officers of CRPF.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at his statue at Patel Chowk in New Delhi on Saturday morning. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)