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Khadi is a movement that should be taken forward: Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

PM Narendra Modi also said he was encouraged by people’s participation in his government’s cleanliness mission.

india Updated: Sep 24, 2017 12:14 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at a crowd during the distributing the certificate to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural & Urban), in Varanasi.(PTI File)

Khadi is not just a cloth but a “movement” that should be taken forward as a campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in the 36th edition of his monthly radio programme “Mann Ki Baat”. (Highlights)

Stating that he has observed a surge in the people’s interest towards khadi, the Prime Minister said the sale of the fabric has also increased --- which has led to a rise in the employment among poor people.

“We must work towards lighting lamps in the houses of people engaged in the khadi industry this Diwali.

“The khadi ashram in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi was defunct for the last 26 years. However, it has now been revived,” Modi added.

Modi said his “Mann Ki Baat” has played an important role in the integration of every section of society and improving the governance by getting nationwide inputs.

“I get so much feedback for ‘Mann Ki Baat’. We have completed the programme’s three years. Naturally, I am not able to refer to all of it but the inputs given help us in the governance.

“It has helped in the integration of every section of society,” Modi said, adding the programme was an effective way to showcase the strengths of India.

“I get a treasure of information through email, the Narendra Modi app, phone and many others through which I get to know about what’s happening in the country.

“I am thankful to the citizens for sharing their important inputs,” the PM added.

First Published: Sep 24, 2017 12:14 IST