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UPDATE: PM Modi addresses rally in hometown

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October 08, 2017 12:24

PM Modi went to Vadnagar, his birth place, for the first time since becoming the prime minister in 2014.

The prime minister will inaugurate a medical college and  a hospital, and a new building at the local railway station in hometown Vadnagar today, officials said. There will also be an exhibition of photos at the canteen of the local railway station where the prime minister's father used to prepare tea. Narendra Modi in his childhood would often help his father and paternal uncle, and also deliver tea to train passengers. Prime Minister Modi might also hold a 'Chai Pe Charcha' programme. He will also hold a public meeting and address a rally in Vadnagar.

Speaking at a rally, he talks about his homecoming. Here are the highlights:

>> Coming back to one's home town and receiving such a warm welcome is special. Whatever I am today is due to the values I have learnt on this soil, among you all in Vadnagar

>> I will go back with your blessings and assure you that I will work even harder for the nation

>> I am happy that I have got to inaugurate projects relating to the health sector, particularly Intensified Mission Indradhanush

>> We brought prices of stents down. Work is constantly being done to make healthcare affordable for the poor

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