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Gujarat's Vadnagar, Modi's Birthplace, Awaits His First Visit as PM Today

PM Narendra Modi's school teacher Dr. Prahlad Patel said he hopes to meet the PM who writes letters to him occasionally.

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Updated:October 8, 2017, 7:39 AM IST
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Gujarat's Vadnagar, Modi's Birthplace, Awaits His First Visit as PM Today
File photo of PM Narendra Modi. (Reuters)
Vadnagar: People in Vadnagar, the ancestral village of Narendra Modi, are waiting eagerly for his first visit as prime minister.

Modi, who is in Gujarat for a two-day trip which started Saturday, will be visiting Vadnagar, his birthplace, in Mehsana district on Sunday morning.

There is a lot of excitement in Vadnagar as well as nearby villages such as Badarpur and Molipur over the visit, the prime minister's elder brother Somabhai Modi said.

Ahead of the prime minister's visit, the administration is busy working on roads and ensuring cleanliness. Fire engines have also been deployed inside the railway station for cleaning of trees on its premises.

“The PM has dedicated himself to the service of the nation and everyone's blessings are with him,” Somabhai Modi said, adding that his father had built a house in Vadnagar in 1949 but it was destroyed in the 2001 earthquake, following which they sold the land.

He said the family has constructed a shelter home for the elderly in the village.

The prime minister's school teacher, Dr. Prahlad Patel, said he hopes to meet Narendra Modi who writes letters to him occasionally.

The prime minister will also inaugurate a medical college and a hospital, and a new building at the local railway station, according to officials.

With Gujarat gearing up for assembly elections, Prime Minister Modi will be attending a 'bhumi pujan' and foundation laying ceremony for several projects as well as launching government schemes.

There will be an exhibition of photos at the canteen of the local railway station where the prime minister's father used to prepare tea.
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