President Ramnath Kovind will today lay foundation stone for link – 4 of Saurashtra Narmada Avataran Irrigation Scheme -SAUNI- Yojana in Rajkot district.
SAUNI project had been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat aims to fill up 115 major dams by diverting overflow of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River. Three phase of SAUNI yojana already dedicated to the people following completion of the work. President will also go to Ghela Somnath – an ancient Shiv Temple near Jasdan for Darshan before his departure for Delhi.
Earlier yesterday, the President addressed Guru Ashish Mahaparva at Mehsana in Noth Gujarat on the occasion of 83rd birth day of eminent Jain saint Acharya Padma Sagar Suriji Maharaj last evening.
On this occasion Mr. Konvind said, every person should contribute in nation building. He said that Maharj Shri is a national saint who is following the principal of trusteeship-given by father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Gujarat Governor Mr. O.P.Kohli, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel were present on this occasion.