Prime Minister Modi likely to visit Gujarat in December
He will be visiting Udvada in south Gujarat to attend a function of Parsi community.
District administration and local BJP cadres have started early preparations in this regard.
To develop Udvada as heritage place, the government has approved Rs 20 crore grant, of which Rs 10 crore allotment has been made already.
Modi had addressed Parsi community function in Udvada also when he was Gujarat Chief Minister.
Modi government has made allocation of crores of Rupees to show-case civilization and culture of the Parsis in year 2015-16 budget. An exhibition ‘The everlasting flame’ will be supported by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Parsis are integral part of culture and history of Gujarat as they arrived from Iran with holy fire at Gujarat coast and stayed here.
Udvada(200 km north of Mumbai) is a town in Gujarat, renowned for its Zoroastrian Atash Behram. This place of worship is the oldest still-functioning example of its kind, and has established Udvada as a pilgrimage center for Zoroastrians the world over.