PM TO DEDICATE SARDAR SAROVAR TO NATION
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in his native Gujarat on his 67th birthday on Sunday to dedicate the Sardar Sarovar Dam to the nation and to address two rallies. He is also expected to visit his mother Heeraben Modi, a tradition he has been following over the years. Modi will visit two of his favourite projects on his birthday—the Sardar Sarovar Dam project and the Statue of Unity being built in the memory of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. While a 182-metre Statue of Unity is a project conceived by Modi, he has also been consistently in favour of increasing the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The height of the dam was recently raised to 138.68 metres.