Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday brought soil from the Parliament complex and water from the Yamuna river 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 had 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. The Andhra Pradesh CM said the 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.