PM Modi on Gujarat visit today for Dandi, Surat foundation projects

PM Modi will visit Surat and Dandi in Gujarat. During the visit, the Prime Minister will lay the Foundation Stone for the extension of Terminal building at Surat Airport.

During the daylong visit, Prime Minister Modi will lay the Foundation Stone for the extension of Terminal building at Surat Airport and attend the New India Youth Conclave. He will also inaugurate a hospital in Surat.

The Surat Airport Terminal building will be constructed at a cost of Rs.354 Crore in 25,500 square meters area. It will be an eco-friendly sustainable building, using solar energy and LED lighting.

Once completed, it will have a peak handling capacity of over 1800 passengers. Surat airport is the third busiest airport in Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Vadodara in terms of both aircraft movements and passenger traffic.

In Surat, PM will also interact with the youth at the New India Youth conclave. He will also inaugurate Rasilaben Sevantilal Shah Venus Hospital and visit the facilities there.

Later, Prime Minister Modi will visit Dandi in Navsari District on the coast of the Arabian Sea wherein 1930 Mahatma Gandhi had ended his historic Salt March.

He will dedicate the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial in Dandi. The National Salt Satyagraha Memorial to be dedicated to the nation on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary has statues of Mahatma Gandhi and 80 Satyagrahis, who had marched with Mahatma Gandhi during the historic Dandi Salt March.

The memorial also has 24-narrative murals depicting various events and stories from the historic 1930 Salt March. The Prime Minister will also address a public meeting there.

The Salt Satyagraha, known as the Dandi March has been a landmark event in the history of India’s freedom struggle. Mahatma Gandhi had launched Civil Disobedience Movement against the British rule. 80 Satyagrahis with him marched 241-miles from Sabarmati Ashram to the coastal village Dandi and broke the Salt Law imposed by the British.

It will be the second visit of the Prime Minister to Gujarat this month. Prime Minister Modi earlier visited Surat on 19 January 2019, to dedicate the Armoured System Complex at Hazira. He attended the Vibrant Gujarat summit on January 17 and 18, 2019, at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

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