Amaravati Foundation Ceremony

Important moments

12.15 pm: In a few minutes, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the new capital. The capital region has been designed to cater for an 11.5-million population, with a provision for 3.3 million jobs by 2035, while the core capital area, spread over 16.9 sq.km, will meet the requirements of four million people, creating close to 1.8 million jobs by 2050.

12.35 pm: The Foundation Laying ceremony begins with Narenda Modi beginning Poorna Aahuti at the venue. Governors E S L Narashiman and K Rosaiah, CMs N Chandrababu Naidu and K Chandrasekhara Rao accompanied PM in Poorna Aahuti at Yagasala.

12.40 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi doing Yantra Pratishta as part of Amaravati foundation laying ceremony.

12.45 pm: Modi unveils plaque. Foreign invitees, Telangana CM KCR, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Chandrababu Naidu and PM Narendra Modi to address people.

12.50 pm: PM presents Yamuna water and Sand for Mana Matti Mana Neeru , Mana Amaravati to CM. PM uses a quote "Nanu saitam" from Srisri's Mahaprasanam poem.

12.52 pm: Japanese Minister says Amaravati was the seed of Japanese culture, lifestyle and belief. Japan is ready to lend a helping hand in constructing the capital by bringing `Our' technology. All our experience in building a new capital after destruction in World War will be brought here.

1.02 pm: Singapore Minister Iswaran describes the process of collaboration with Andhra Pradesh Government on development of Amaravati Township. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu is an old friend of Singapore: Iswaran. Lusting cheering for KCR as he mentions Chandrababu Naidu's name while beginning his speech.

1.05 pm: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao begins speech by greeting people of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Vijaya Dasami. KCR extends all help from Telangana government for development of Amaravati capital.

1.10 pm: Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu says Centre and State should work together to develop new capital. The Minister congratulates KCR and Chandrababu Naidu for sharing the dais for the first time after division of Andhra Pradesh.

1.15 pm: Chandrababu Naidu thanks farmers for giving land voluntarily. Salutes all the 25,000 farmers, who voluntarily gave 33,000 acres of land for construction of Amaravati as part of Land Pooling scheme implemented for the first time in the country.

1.38 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins speech in Telugu greeting people on Vijaya Dasami

1.39 pm: Amaravati is truly people's capital, says Modi.

1.57 pm: This symbolism has the message that Delhi will be working with A.P. at every step to make sure the growth of Capital and State takes place properly.

2.00 pm: Those who had divided the State are trying to sow seeds of dissent and giving a wrong message to youth of the State. I assure that whatever is mentioned in the A.P. Reorganisation Act, we will implement it to the last letter.

2.01 pm: Whatever has been discussed on development of Andhra Pradesh between Narendra Modi and Chandrababu Naidu will be implemented in toto. Bharat Mata Ki Jai, says Modi ending his speech.

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