A check dam being constructed on the outskirts of Gujarat’s Rajkot city has been named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s late mother Hiraben, an official said on Friday.
President of the trust Dilip Sakhiya said that “The check dam is being built at the cost of Rs 15 lakh by ‘Gir Ganga Parivar Trust on the downstream of Nyari river near Vagudad village on Rajkot-Kalawad road.”
It was stated that A groundbreaking ceremony for the dam was performed on Wednesday in the presence of local MLA Darshita Shah and Rajkot Mayor Pradip Dav.
Sakhiya said that “As a tribute to the prime minister’s mother, we have decided to name the check dam, Hiraba Smriti Sarovar, because it is being built in her memory. This will also inspire others to do something or donate for a good cause after the death of their loved ones.”
Hiraba passed away at 100 at a hospital in Ahmedabad on December 30.
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