PM hails India’s economic revival post-Covid

Surat, Oct 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday directed focus on India’s economic revival in the post-Covid pandemic era, as he participated in a ceremony to lay foundation stone for hostels in Gujarat’s Surat, city and drew attention to the national education policy.

He also lauded Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel for his extensive experience and expressed happiness at the state’s progress.

The Prime Minister praised the spirit of people of Gujarat and said that it is a matter of pride for him that Gujarat has always taken a lead where social development is concerned.

Talking about India’s economic situation, the Prime Minister said the country’s economy was picking pace after the slowdown due to the pandemic.

Referring to the economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic, Modi said, “The whole world is full of hope for India due to the speed at which our economy made its comeback after the difficult times of Corona. A global organisation has said India will again become the fastest growing economy in the world.”

He also said that the new Education Policy has removed language barrier, and provided opportunity to those in villages to aspire and dream big.

“The National Education Policy, professional courses are available in the mother tongues. Even the poor students from villages can make their dreams come true, language is not a barrier anymore,” he said.

The Prime Minister also showered praises on the new Chief Minister of the poll-bound state, saying “This is the first time I am addressing people with Bhupendra Bhai. As a party worker I have known Bhupendra bhai for over 25 years.

“He is a CM who understands technology, and is also grounded. His experience of working in different sectors is going to be useful for Gujarat,” he said. Patel took charge on September 13, after the resignation of former chief minister Vijay Rupani.

The Prime Minister was addressing a Bhoomi Poojan ceremony of Hostel Phase-1 built by Saurashtra Patel Seva Samaj in Surat via video conferencing.

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