‘Bapu’s Ideals Inspire Lessons in Cleanliness’: PM Modi

The “cleanliness is service” campaign will continue till Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on 2 October.

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‘Bapu’s Ideals Inspire Lessons in Cleanliness’: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in Delhi, reiterating the need for sanitation and cleanliness on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Ahead of Gandhi Jayanti, PM Narendra Modi launched the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyan’ to commemorate the Father of the Nation's 150th birthday.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind had visited Delhi’s Rajghat to pay their respects to Mahatma Gandhi.

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5:40 PM , 02 Oct

PM Modi Attends Sarva Dharma Sabha, Interacts with Students

PM Narendra Modi attended Sarva Dharma Sabha at Gandhi Smriti in Delhi, reported ANI.

He also met school children during Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha and interacted with them on Tuesday evening.

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3:56 PM , 02 Oct

Gandhi's Favourite 'Bhajan' Goes Global, Artists From 124 Nations Pay Musical Homage

Mahatma Gandhi's favourite devotional song 'Vaishnava Jan To' has gone global with artists from over 124 countries having contributed musically in paying homage to him through the 'bhajan'.

On the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday launched a medley version of the famous 'bhajan' by artists from over 40 countries, during the closing ceremony of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Conference, a Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) statement said.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Uma Bharti and other eminent personalities were present on the occasion.

As part of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, artists from over 124 countries have contributed musically in paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi through his favourite bhajan 'Vaishnav Jan To Tene Kahiye', the MEA said.

The famous Gujarati hymn was penned by the 15th century poet Narsimha Mehta and was one of the favourite 'bhajans' of Mahatma Gandhi who included it into the roster of prayers routinely sung before his meetings, it said.

3:41 PM , 02 Oct

PM Modi Presents Swachh Bharat Awards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented Swachh Bharat Awards at the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, in New Delhi.

12:09 PM , 02 Oct

PM Narendra Modi Addresses the International Sanitation Convention

Published: 01 Oct 2018, 6:18 PM IST
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