Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, 2019.
Ahmedabad

Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Sabarmati Ashram

NetIndian News Network

Ahmedabad, October 2, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary by paying homage to the Father of the Nation at the Sabarmati Ashram here today.
He also inaugurated the Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 in the city and released a postage stamp and a silver coin to commemorate the occasion.
At the Sabarmati Ashram, which was home to Mahatma Gandhi from 1917 to 1930 and served as one of the main centres of the Indian freedom struggle, Modi visited the Magan Niwas (Charkha Gallery) and interacted with children there.
Addressing a gathering of Sarpanches at the 'Swachh Bharat Diwas’ programme said that the entire world is commemorating 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the event has been made more memorable after the United Nations released a postal stamp on Gandhiji a few days back. 
He said that he had the opportunity to visit Sabarmati Ashram many times in his  lifetime and today like every other time got new energy there as well.
Modi said that, today, villages in India had declared themselves free from open defecation and he congratulated every countryman, especially those living in villages, Sarpanches and all those who have worked for 'Swachata'. 
He added that, irrespective of age, social and economic status, everyone has contributed in this pledge of cleanliness, dignity and respect. He said that  today the world is amazed by this success of the country and they are rewarding it. The entire world is amazed that India has provided toilet facilities to more than 60 crore population in 60 months by constructing more than 11 crore toilets, he added.
Public participation and voluntarism has been the hallmark of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the reason for its success, Modi said. He thanked the entire country for the wholehearted support provided for the mission. 
Stressing on the importance of public participation, he said that collective efforts are essential for the success of important government initiatives like Jal Jeevan Mission and the elimination of single-use plastic by 2022.
The Prime Minister said that his Government was committed to realizing the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi. In this context, he mentioned about the initiatives of the government to ensure self-reliance, provide Ease of Living, and taking development to the last mile.
 He urged the public to take a resolution for the betterment of the nation and strive hard to make it successful. He added that if all the 130 crore people of India made such resolutions, it could bring about a massive transformation in the country.
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