Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on August 27 advised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to follow the state government’s development model to improve the management of the country.
Referring to Gujarat Congress’ aggressive disha badlo, dasha badlo (change direction to change condition) campaign, Modi said, “Lots of advertisements are coming up, spreading a miscampaign by a few, who want to change the disha and dasha of Gujarat.”
“Gujarat has progressed at a very rapid pace and the Prime Minister should take up the disha of Gujarat to change the dasha of the country,” Modi said.
Modi was speaking at a school girls’ chess competition organized by the Sports Authority of Gujarat, Gujarat Chess Association and NIIT, where a new record was created as more than 3,950 women chess players from all over the state participated for the game under one roof. Out of those, who participated in the event, 148 were visually-impaired.
“Chess develops minds, instills patience and removes stress. We have decided that more and more girls should play this game,” Modi said.
Five times World champion Vishwanathan Anand, who was also present at the function, said that he would give all his support to Gujarat government as it had determined to promote chess in the state.