Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, from the cable-style Parthala flyover to Ved Van Park, inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 124 development projects worth Rs 1,719 crore under the Noida and Greater Noida Industrial Development authorities. The event was held at Noida Stadium on Sunday.
The much-awaited 84-crore Parthala flyover project is now open to vehicles that connects Noida to Greater (West) on MP-3 road and has been constructed in a cable style like Delhi’s Signature Bridge. It is 650 metres long and a total of 28 cables have been used on both sides of the carriageway. Ved Van Park is in Sector 78, built on 12 acres at a cost of Rs 22.68 crore.
‘Save culture save India Foundation’ organized another program at Greater Noida’s Gautam Buddha University, where Adityanath spoke of the “conversion” of children “through gaming on smartphones”.
What did CM Adityanath say at the event?
Yogi Adityanath said, “If any attack has happened, or is happening, on our culture, be it through digital media or any other medium, its methods have changed; we have to understand those methods. Police recently disclosed a case — of conversion through gaming on smartphones. This is a huge gang… Earlier, another gang was busted which used to target differently-abled children… they gave smartphones to them. Their scope was not limited to just UP. They had spread their work to 25-30 states.”
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Adityanath further added incidents of religious conversion are not happening only in Uttar Pradesh: “The recent incidents in Delhi and Mumbai are examples of this. When we saw two-three such incidents in UP in 2020, we came up with an ordinance. There was a lot of uproar. We then passed an act.”
He called on “Sanskritik Yoddha” to make people aware of such attacks but said they should not take the law into their own hands. “… Your responsibility is to inform families… Society has to be made aware… If you take the law into your hands, you will help them by opening a loophole,” he said.
Adityanath further said all countries of the world have their own unique identity. “For example, if we look at France, art is its identity. Britain is known for its business interests. Similarly, the identity of India is its culture. India can’t tolerate (anyone) playing with its culture. The Mughals ruled this country comfortably until they attacked the temples; when they started attacking temples they started to decline…,” he added.
Sumitra Mahajan, the former Lok Sabha speaker was also present at the event.
CM Yogi Adityanath also inaugurated a sub-station in Noida Sector 123. It has been developed at a cost of Rs 142 crore. Apart from these, he inaugurated an underpass near Advant and projects related to traffic improvement. In the Greater Noida Authority area, projects inaugurated include a plant for the disposal of sewage from Greater Noida and internal development work of Industrial Sector Ecotech-10.
“We have to move forward with positive thinking of development. People’s perception of Gautam Buddha Nagar has changed in the last six years… People from every corner of Delhi and the country want to come to Noida and Greater Noida. Jewar International Airport, Film City, and other infrastructure facilities are being developed here,” the CM said.
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