The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave an ex-post facto approval to the renaming of Kandla Port in Gujarat as Deendayal Port.
â€œPorts in India are generally named after the city or town in which these are situated. However, the government, in special cases, after due consideration, have renamed the ports after great leaders in the past,â€ a statement said.
â€œBy renaming Kandla Port as â€˜Deendayal Port, Kandlaâ€™, a grateful nation would be remembering the invaluable contributions made by one of the greatest sons of India, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay,â€ the statement said.
â€œThis will inspire the People of Gujarat, particularly the youth, who may not be fully aware of the contributions made by the great leader.â€
The statement added that there has been a â€œpublic demandâ€ from various quarters in Gujarat, especially from Kachchh district, to rename â€˜Kandla Portâ€™ as â€˜Deendayal Port, Kandlaâ€™.