Sunday, October 30, 2011

Modi, Sri Sri discuss rural, literacy schemes

VADODARA: Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi met spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Saturday. "It was a courtesy visit. He (Modi) had come for meditation," trustee of The Art of Living Ved Vignan Mahavidyapeeth Mehul Parikh told mediapersons after Modi held a closed door meeting with Sri Sri at The Art of Living Gujarat Ashram at Anklavwadi near Vasad in Anand district.

"Whenever Guruji is in Gujarat, Modi visits him. Guruji does meditation in the morning and Modi also joined him," Parikh said.

Addressing mediapersons on Saturday evening in Vadodara, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, "Modi came and discussed ways to strengthen rural infrastructure. He apprised me of the ongoing projects of Gujarat government. We also discussed means to achieve 100 per cent literacy among women in rural areas."

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