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Modi govt’s 2nd anniversary event: Big B hosts ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ event

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan flaunted a saffron coloured Nehru jacket in tune with the saffron wave spread by the Narendra Modi-led government as he addressed the special two-year celebrations of the NDA government’s rule at the centre.

Modi Govt Two Years Updated: May 28, 2016 18:00 IST
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Amitabh Bachchan speaking on ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ event in New Delhi on May 28, 2016.(DD news)

A gala event “Ek Nayi Subah” was being held at the India Gate lawns in New Delhi on Saturday to mark the completion of two years of the Narendra Modi government. The event is being held in “talkathon” format with ministers answering queries put to them.

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan flaunted a saffron coloured Nehru jacket with a crisp and pristine white kurta pajama as he addressed the audience with a valuable message around the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padao’ campaign.

The 73-year-old was present at India Gate on Saturday and emphasized the importance of education of the girl child.

The event was hosted by actor R Madhavan, who looked sophisticated in a black kurta and white pyjama teamed up well with a white stole.

Big B also used the platform to interact with girl children from various schools, and even recited lines from his father’s famous “Madhushala”. The megastar looked very excited and at ease while sharing words of wisdom with the children.

The event also includes talk shows on the government’s achievements, interspersed with cultural programmes.

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Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for urban development Babul Supriyo and minister of state for information and broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore were among the ministers to take part in the initial part of the programme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to come towards the end of the event.

The Talkathon format allows participants in the social media space to post questions on Twitter which are answered by the guests in real-time.

“Media has not been invited for coverage. The event is being held in a studio format,” an official of the Information and Broadcasting ministry said.

The government had also organised a “Talkathon” last year to mark its first anniversary.

(With IANS and ANI inputs)

First Published: May 28, 2016 17:30 IST