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PM Modi has begun drive to fulfil Gandhi’s cleanliness dream: Amit Shah

The BJP chief Amit Shah was speaking at the inauguration of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Centenary celebrations on Sunday, which was also Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2017 17:54 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Ranchi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers to Narmada River during the inauguration of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya in Narmada district on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of cleanliness, and the drive has already begun in that direction.

The Prime Minister believes that without the participation of the people, cleanliness could not be achieved through government programmes, and Modi has made cleanliness drive into a ‘jan andolan’ (people’s movement), the impact of which can be seen, a press release said, quoting Shah.

Shah was addressing a gathering after the inauguration of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Centenary celebrations, and laying the foundation stone for renovation of a pond at Argora maidan in Ranchi, the release said.

He described as a good initiative, the inclusion of ‘Swachchta’ in the curriculum from Class 1 to Class 5, saying this would help children become aware of cleanliness from childhood.

The Rajya Sabha member said that today is the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has devoted his life to the service of the country.

The people across the country are observing his birthday as ‘Seva Divas’, Shah said, adding, during the Modi regime, development of the poor is being speeded up.

Earlier, Shah and Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das participated in a cleanliness drive and planted saplings.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 17:54 IST