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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday remembered the sacrifice of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hazrat Imam Hussain on the occasion of Muharram.

“We remember the sacrifices of Hazrat Imam Hussain (AS) and recall his courage as well as commitment to justice. He devoted great importance to peace and social equality,” said the Prime Minister in a tweet.

Muharram commemorates the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain, the son of Hazrat Ali and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad. It signifies an expression of sorrow over the martyrdom of Imam Hussain at the Battle of Karbala that took place over 14 centuries ago.

New Delhi, Aug 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the stone laying foundation ceremony of multiple projects in Somnath, Gujarat, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, reaches a crescendo on 10th day of Muharram, the day when Imam Hussain Ibn Ali, and his followers were martyred in 61 Hijri or 680 CE at Karbala, in present-day Iraq.The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura.

Destructive forces can’t suppress humanity

Taking a swipe at terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the ‘destructive forces’ who think of building an empire by spreading terror may dominate for some time but their existence is temporary.
Speaking at the inaugural event of various projects in Somnath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Somnath Temple has been destroyed several times over the centuries. And attempts have been made to destroy the sculptures as well. However, it won the test of time; it stood back up repeatedly.” “The destructive forces and the people who think of building an empire by spreading terror may dominate for some time but their existence is not permanent. It cannot suppress humanity for a long time,” PM Modi said.
“We must learn from the past and make our future better and build a new India. For us, the core of history and faith is Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas,” PM Modi reiterated.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Gujarat’s Somnath Temple through video conferencing.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism Shripad Naik, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP’s veteran leader LK Advani were also present at the event.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration and foundation stone laying ceremony of multiple projects in Somnath, Gujarat through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Religious tourism will create employment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country needs to strengthen religious tourism as this would provide new employment opportunities and ensure that the future generations will remain connected with India’s traditions and heritage.
Speaking at the inaugural event of various projects in Somnath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I am fortunate that as the Chairman of the Somnath Temple Trust, I got the opportunity to serve this holy place. Today, we all are witnessing the rejuvenation of this holy pilgrimage.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Gujarat’s Somnath Temple through video conferencing.
“We need to find new opportunities in religious tourism. The local economy has a deep connection with pilgrimage. With the rejuvenation of this holy pilgrimage, new job opportunities will be created and the divinity of the place will also increase.”
“The Somnath Exhibition Gallery has also been inaugurated. This will ensure the future generations will remain connected with our traditions and heritage,” PM Modi said.
Taking about the history of the temple, he said: “Somnath temple has been broken several times over centuries and attempts have been made to destroy the sculptures as well. However, it stood the test of time again and again.”
The projects inaugurated include the Somnath Promenade, Somnath Exhibition Centre and the reconstructed temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath.
“When I talk about Bharat Jodo Andolan (unite India movement), it is not just about geographical and ideological connection, but an oath to create a new India with the legacy of our history. Ram Temple is being developed as a strong pillar of our new India,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister lauded the Tourism department and said that it has taken several steps to improve tourism across the nation with the help of which in 2019, India had jumped to 34th spot.
“Our Tourism department is developing tourist circuits based on 15 different themes under the Swadesh Darshan programme. These circuits will help the development of tourism and employment opportunities across regions. We have taken several steps to improve tourism across the nation. India was placed 65th on Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index. Till 2019, it has jumped to 34th spot.”
“India has opened up 120 mountain peaks for trekking. To ensure a hassle-free experience to tourists, programmes have been started to train guides. This has also generated a huge number of employment opportunities,” he said.
The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of Shree Parvati Temple during the event.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Tourism Shripad Naik, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and BJP’s veteran leader LK Advani were also present at the event.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of multiple projects in Somnath, Gujarat through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Inaugurates, lays foundation of multiple projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Gujarat’s Somnath through video conferencing.
The projects inaugurated include the Somnath Promenade, Somnath Exhibition Centre, and the reconstructed temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath. The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of Shree Parvati Temple during the event.
The temple is proposed to be constructed with a total outlay of Rs 30 crore. This will include temple construction in Sompura Salats Style, development of Garbha Griha and Nritya Mandap.
Speaking at the event, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani stated, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a new vision to the development of Somnath in last ten years.” Rupani was present at the event in Somnath.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Minister of state (MoS) for Tourism Shripad Naik were also present at the event through video conferencing. “The developments at the Somnath will attract tourists at the temple,” Shah said.
According to a release by the PMO release said that Somnath Promenade has been developed under the PRASHAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) Scheme at a cost of over Rs 47 crore.
The Somnath Exhibition Centre, developed in the premises of ‘Tourist Facilitation Centre’, displays the exhibits from dismantled parts of the old Somnath temple and its sculptures having Nagar style temple architecture of old Somnath.
The reconstructed temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath has been completed by Shree Somnath Trust with a total outlay of Rs 3.5 crore. This temple is also referred to as Ahilyabai Temple since it was built by Queen Ahilyabai of Indore when she found that the old temple was in ruins. The entire old temple complex has been holistically redeveloped for the safety of pilgrims and with augmented capacity. (ANI)