Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi offer solutions to challenges faced by the world.
He was speaking at Ahmedabad airport this evening on his way to Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat. He said Gandhiji’s 150th birth anniversary has been marked at the United Nations with immense enthusiasm.
The Prime Minister also said that India’s stature is rising at the world stage. India is at the forefront of several positive changes taking place at the global stage. The fact that India always believes in taking everyone along has also been noted.
Later, the Prime Minister visited Sabarmati Ashram to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi.
Mr Modi said in his lifetime, Gandhiji dreamt of an India free from filth. Addressing a gathering at Sabarmati Riverfront, the Prime Minister declared India open defecation-free.
He said people mobilised for satyagarah on Mahatma Gandhi’s call, did the same now for swachhagrah. He gave a clarion call for further promoting cleanliness and environment protection and avoiding single-use plastic.
He said the world is impressed by India’s success as an open defecation-free country and is giving awards to us.