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Gandhi Jayanti 2018: PM Modi invokes Ahimsa, says non-violence has the power to unite strife-torn humanity

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 02 Oct 2018, 02:42:42 PM
Gandhi Jayanti 2018: PM Modi invokes principles of 'ahimsa', 'swachhta' (PTI Photo)

New Delhi:

Invoking Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of ‘ahimsa’ on his birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that non-violence has the power to unite humanity when terrorism, radicalisation, extremism and mindless hate are dividing nations.  The prime minister expressed his views in a blog to mark the commencement of the year-long celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s’ 150th birth anniversary next year.

 “In a world where terrorism, radicalisation, extremism and mindless hate are dividing nations as well as societies, his clarion calls of peace and ahimsa have the power to unite humanity,” Modi wrote in the blog.

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“He remains a shining beacon of hope for millions of people across the world who seek a life of equality, dignity, inclusion and empowerment,” Modi wrote.

Talking about his flagship programme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the prime minister also appealed to the people to think of ways to contribute towards a greener and cleaner India and to ensure zero-wastage of food. “Let us think about how our actions can contribute to a cleaner and greener environment for the future generations. Almost eight decades ago, when the threats of pollution were not as much, Gandhiji took to cycling,” Modi wrote.

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 “Over the past four years, 130 crore Indians have paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi in the form of the Swachh Bharat Mission. Completing four years today, it has emerged as a vibrant mass movement with commendable outcomes. Over 85 million households now have access to toilets for the first time,” PM Modi said.

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First Published : 02 Oct 2018, 02:26:14 PM