Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to Non-Resident Indians from Gujarat based in North America to learn to love the state and to teach others to do so while inviting them to take advantage of Gujarats development.
He said this while addressing a gathering of NRIs in the US and Canada through video-conferencing from Gandhinagar.
In his early-morning speech that lasted for nearly an hour,Modi asked NRIs to come to Gujarat and be part of its success while highlighting the initiatives taken by his government.
He said that during his tenure as the Chief Minister since 2001,the government has adopted a balanced approach towards development while giving equal importance to agriculture,industry and service sectors. The government has taken important initiatives in the fields of tourism,education,environment and food among others,Modi added.
The CM said the state has achieved a unique feat of giving employment to 65,000 people in a single week recently,adding that in the last five years,78 per cent of the total employment generated in the country was done from Gujarat.
He also boasted that even after so much of industrial growth,there is no strike or labour unrest in the state,which he cited as the land of peace,sadbhavana and aspirations.
The speech was webcast live in 12 cities of North America.
The programme was organised on the request of Indian/Gujarati Samuday of North America to celebrate the 52nd Gujarat Day.