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Kankaria Carnival started amidst éclat and enthusiasm, music and mirth

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel launched a colourful start to Kankaria Carnival around the historic Kankaria Lake here today amidst éclat and enthusiasm, music and mirth. Speaking at the inaugural function at the carnival’s seventh year in row, she expressed happiness at the changing spic and span face of Kankaria establishing the benchmark of how should places of tourists’ interests look like. Over the years, she said that Kankaria Carnival and Vibrant Gujarat Summit have emerged as world class festivals, giving a shot in the arm to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Clean India’ Campaign. The Chief Minister had a word of praise for the people’s cooperation in education, grooming, arts and culture, trade and industries and in all round development. She praised the contribution of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation karma yogis for making the event a success with every passing year. She dedicated a thrilling ride at the Kankaria Amusement Park and 123 new modern buses for BRTS on the occasion. The function began with reciting hymns by Brahmakumars. Ahmedabad Mayor Meenaxiben Patel gave details of the Kankaria Carnival. She greeted the artistes from China with bouquets. Those present on the occasion included Minister of State for Law Pradeepsinh Jadeja, Deputy Mayor Bipinbhai Sikka, MP Kiritbhai Solanki, ex-MP Surendra Patel, MLA, 50-point implementation committee chairman I.K. Jadeja, Municipal Commissioner D. Thara, Corporators, Officers and Citizens.

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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