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Chief Minister of Gujarat Sh. Narendra Modi declared Somnath as New District of Gujarat on 13 Aug. 2012

on August 14, 2012

Chief Minister of Gujarat Sh. Narendra Modi declared Somnath as New District of Gujarat on 13 Aug. 2012. He announced constitution of a high-level committee headed by the Chief Secretary to form of a new district of Gir-Somnath, besides a number of projects for all round development and empowerment of fishing community, locally called ‘sagarkhedu’, living in the coastal region of the state.

Addressing a huge gathering of sagarkhedus at Somnath near the famous Jyotirlinga temple facing the Arabian Sea, he said the new district would come into being with effect from January 26, 2013. Earlier, he offered Monday prayer at the historic Somnath Temple in the auspicious month of Shravan.

Gujarat’s state-level 66th Independence Day celebration will held at Junagadh this year.

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