Mann Ki Baat: PM says cleanliness become a mass movement

Cheryl Sanders
September 25, 2017

He asked people to buy a Khadi product this Gandhi Jayanti and light the lamp of prosperity in the lives of the poor, thus supporting the movement for the growth of the Khadi industry.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon the citizens to travel different parts of India during vacations to "understand" the meaning of the slogan "unity in diversity" and "internalize" it.

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"Mann Ki Baat has provided me with a unique opportunity to get connected with various feelings and positive energy of the country; emotions of our people which include their desires, expectations and at times, even grievances, which come to their minds".

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The PM also spoke about widespread support for Swachhata Hi Seva movement and thanked the media for the support in furthering message of cleanliness. He also hailed wives of two martyrs who recently joined the Army and appreciated the cleanliness drive being carried out by 18-year-old Bilal Dar in Srinagar. Write interesting accounts of the cultures of places you travel.

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There have been many great leaders in the past, from Mahatma Gandhi to Sardar Patel, who had given clear directions towards the 20th and 21st centuries, he said.

"Grateful (that) Modiji mentioned me".

Prime Minister shared his thoughts with the people in the country and overseas in All India Radio's "Mann Ki Baat" programme, which is an apolitical and interactive broadcast focusing on welfare and well-being of the people, at 11 a.m. today. He referred to the violence in Haryana that broke out after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim was convicted in a rape.

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