Modi brings parliament soil, Yamuna water for Andhra capital

Vijayawada, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday brought soil from the parliament complex and water from the Yamuna for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital Amaravati.

After laying the foundation stone for the capital, Modi presented the soil and water to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

The state government brought soil and water from all 16,000 villages and water from holy places belonging to all religions both in India and abroad for use in the development of Amaravati.

Naidu sprinkled a part of this soil and water from a helicopter on Amaravati on Wednesday.

Naidu thanked Modi for contributing to the campaign with the soil from parliament and water from the Yamuna.

He said holy water was brought from all rivers in the country, places of worships of all faiths and the soil from villages of national leaders.

An all-religious prayer meeting was also held at the foundation stone ceremony. The religious leaders of all faiths expressed their best wishes for the development of Amaravati.

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