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Republican Day celebrations in Gujarat at Historically religious Dwarka

This year on 66th Republican Day Celebrations in Gujarat, Governor Mr. O. P. Kohli, in the presence of Chief Minister Mrs. Anandiben Patel, will unfurl the nation tri-colour flag at the state level 66th Republic Day celebrations to be held at Khambhalia in Dwarka district on January 26. Jointly giving details of the celebration, State Government’s spokepersons — Mr. Nitin Patel (Health Minister) and Mr. Saurabhbhai Patel (Finance Minister) said, as a part of the state level Republic Day celebrations – a series of public welfare and developmental projects, inaugurated by various ministers and dignitaries, are being held at Dwarka since January 1.

They said, in total 417 developmental works, amounting to Rs 309.19-Cr, are being done in four tehsils of the district. Mrs. Patel will arrive at Dwarka on January 25th to participate with citizens in this national festival. She will also launch her women empowerment programmes.

On 25th January, Mrs. Patel will dedicate developmental projects worth of Rs 76.41-Cr to people; and will also lay foundation-stones for the developmental projects worth of Rs 84-Cr.

On the morning of Republic-day, Governor Mr. Kohli will unfurl the nation tri-colour flag at Khambalia. On the occasion, he will take salutes from military, para-military, police, SRP, NCC, Home-Guards, and 26 platoons of Student Police Cadets. Beside these, 15 Mahila (Women) platoons, echoing the Chief Minister’s vision of empowering women by providing 33% reservation to women in the state police force, will also join the parade. In addition to that, as many as 27 tableaus, depicting the developmental yatra of Gatishil Gujarat and history and industrial development of Dwarka district will also participate in the parade. A good number of cultural and other programmes will also be performed by folk artists, school children and others.

On 25th January, Mr. Kohli, in the presence of Mrs. Patel, will address the people and will honour the freedom fighters. The idea of taking this national festival among the people and to make them participants in it was floated by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi from year-2003 (57th Republic-Day celebrations), when he was Chief Minister of Gujarat, by organizing it at Patan. And since then the state government is organizing it at different district head-quarters every year. Mrs. Patel has continued this tradition by organizing it at Dwarka this year.

The duo ministers said, “Under his ‘Hridaya’ yojna, Mr. Modi has declared to develop 12 cities, including Dwarka, of the country as the ‘Heritate City’. For this purpose, he has allocated a fund of Rs 20-crore for Dwarka.”