TEA STALL IN GUJARAT’s VADNAGAR WHERE PM MODI SOLD TEA, WILL BE DEVELOPED AS TOURIST SPOT :

The tea stall in Guajarat’s Vadnagar where Prime Minister Narendra Modi once sold tea during his childhood is all set to become a tourist spot with the Centre deciding to give it a face-lift.  The stall is located on one of the platforms of the Vadnagar Railway station.  Converting the stall into a tourist spot is part of a larger project of putting Modi’s birthplace Vadnagar in Mehsana district of Gujarat on the world tourism map.  Officials of the ministry of culture and tourism and archaeological survey of India visited the town on Sunday.  The team of officials was led by Union Culture Mahesh Sharma, who later announced that the original charm of the tea stall will be preserved while giving it a modern touch. “Apart from being the birthplace of our PM, Vadnagar is an important historical centre having famous Sharmishta Lake and a step-well. ASI had recently found remains of a Buddhist Monastery during excavation, which is still going on,” Sharma told reporters at Gandhinagar.  Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Modi had often mentioned that he used to sell tea during his childhood at the Vadnagar railway station along with his father. “Inside the Vadnagar railway station, there is a small tea stall, from where our PM had probably started his life’s journey. We also want to develop that tea stall as a tourism spot. We will try to preserve the original charm of the tea stall while giving it a modern touch. Our aim is to put Vadnagar on world tourism map,” Sharma said.  The Rediff.com : 3rd. July,17

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s