Caste and creed should not be allowed to stand in the way of national development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday at the ground breaking ceremony of a hostel built by the Saurashtra Patel Seva Samaj in Surat.
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Speaking virtually, the PM hailed the Gujarati spirit of enterprise and said it was a matter of pride for him that “Gujarat has always taken a lead in the tasks of social development”.
Quoting Sardar Patel, PM Modi said: “Caste and creed should not be allowed to hinder the task of national development. We are all sons and daughters of India. We should all love our country and make our destiny with mutual affection and cooperation.”
Talking of Vallabh Vidyanagar in Anand, the PM said this place was developed so that education could be spread and village development accelerated. Recalling his time as the Gujarat CM the PM said a person like him with no base in politics was blessed by people to serve the state in 2001. — TNS