Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally declare India as Open Defecation Free -ODF on 2nd October during a function to be held in Ahmedabad.
Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to address a mega convention of more than 20000 Sarpanchs from across the country which will be held at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
This was announced by Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat Nitin Patel in Gandhinagar yesterday. Briefing the media, Mr. Patel said that out of 20000 sarpanchs, 10,000 Sarpanchs will be from Gujarat. Sarpanchs from Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, Bihar and other states and Union Territories will also participate in the event.