There is a need not to die but live for the country: Amit Shah

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Ahmedabad, Jul 7 (PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said there is a need not to die but live for the country as he lauded the Kadva Patidar community for their role in the development of Gujarat.

He was speaking at an event after inaugurating a hostel complex for students in Ahmedabad in the presence of Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.

Shah also inaugurated a hospital in the city during the day.

The hostel – Amin PJKP Vidyarthi Bhavan – has been built by the Kadva Patidar community and will accommodate students from all social groups, said its officials.

Shah said today there is a need not to die for the country but to live for her. “You may be a good IAS, IPS, CA, doctor, good citizen or housewife, but you need to work for the country,” he said.

The senior BJP leader said the Kadva Patidar community has contributed a lot to the development of Gujarat.

“The development of Gujarat and Patidar community is parallel. Through its hard work, the Kadva Patidar community has made an important contribution to its development as well as the development of the state and the country," he said.

“Today people are serving the country after studying in many institutions of Kadva Patidar community of north Gujarat,” Shah said.

Speaking on the occasion, Patel said that due to the ‘Shala Praveshotsav’ (school enrolment) and ‘Kanya Kelavani Mahotsav’ launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the then chief minister two decades ago, the education sector in the state has seen a lot of development.

“It is very important to give good and quality education to children. Education is the foundation of development. The government is constantly striving to strengthen education to uplift the future of the country,” the CM said.

Shah also inaugurated the newly constructed multi-specialty SLiMS Hospital in Ahmedabad.

“Built at a cost of over Rs 30 crore, the 8-storey hospital has state-of-the-art facilities like robotic surgery and cardiac care centre along with OPD facilities. I am confident that this hospital equipped with modern facilities will help in meeting the medical needs of the area,” he tweeted. PTI KA NR