Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed a public rally in Dabhoi after he inaugurated India’s highest and world second largest dam in Kevadiya, Guajarat. Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari were also present at the rally. 

Beginning his address with his ‘New India’ vision, PM Modi said, “Let us leave no stone un-turned in creating a ‘New India’ by 2022, when we mark 75 years of India’s freedom.”

“We especially remember two great people today, Sardar Patel and Dr. Ambedkar, who as minister gave great importance to irrigation and waterways,” PM Modi said. 

Speaking about India’s highest dam, PM Modi said that when the world bank denied to help and giving for the construction of the dam, at that there were temples of Gujarat which gave the money.

“Not only the farmers of Gujarat, but also of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan will be benefited from this project.”

“Sardar Sarovar Dam faced several hurdles. But, we were determined that the project will continue. Sardar Sahab did not get the credit which he deserved after independence, for whatever reasons,” PM Modi added. 

Mentioning about ‘Statue of Unity’ (monument dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel, under construction) will be a tribute to Sardar Patel and will draw tourists from all over.