Prime News, International and National, New York (USA), September 25:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his thoughts on Mahatma Gandhi at a programme hosted by India in New York this morning.
Modi along with others world leaders also inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park at the UN headquarters and released a commemorative stamp issued by the UN on the occasion of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
PM Modi said, the platform is a living example that Mahatma Gandhi was from India but did not belong only to India. He said, even those who had never met Gandhiji were deeply influenced by his life. The Prime Minister said, Gandhiji had stressed on the real strength of democracy. UN Secretary-General António Guterres and a number of heads of state were present on the occasion.
PM Modi dedicated the award to those Indians who transformed the Swachh Bharat campaign into a “people’s movement” and accorded topmost priority to cleanliness in their day-to-day lives.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister said, when 130 crore people take a pledge, any challenge can be overcome. Modi said, over 11 crore toilets were built in the country in the last five years, which is a record. Prime Minister said, the poor people and the women of India were benefited the most by it.
Modi said, the campaign has not only improved the lives of crores of Indians, but it has also played a significant role in achieving the goals set by the UN. The cleanliness campaign was launched by the Modi government during its first term on October 2, 2014. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)