Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Dehu to inaugurate the Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Shila mandir recently. Santosh Kalate from Pimpri Chinchwad Bharatiya Janata Party’s senior leader under the guidance of Shri Laxman Jagtap got the golden opportunity to welcome PM Narendra Modi on his recent visit to Dehu. I feel fortunate that I could be present to welcome him.
The Shila mandir was inaugurated at the hands of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, former chief minister Devendra Fadanvis, Maharashtra state president BJP Chandrakant Patil, former minister Bala Bhegde, Warkari Sant Maruti Baba Kurnekar Maharaj, Jagatguru Sant Tukaram Maharaj Sansthan President Nitin Maharaj More, Acharya Tushar Bhosale, MLA Mahesh Landage, Shankarshetha Jagtap and many others were present.
Modi in his speech said, “I feel blessed to inaugurate the Shila mandir, on which Sant Tukaram Maharaj meditated for 13 days. This Shila is the source of energy and wisdom.”
Santosh Kalate said it was an extraordinary moment for me which will remain engraved in my mind for a lifetime. That emotion cannot be explained in words. I feel fortunate to be a part of the team who went to receive our PM.