Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived in Bihar to take part in the concluding ceremony of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha centenary celebrations at Motihari.
Modi termed the occasion "Satyagrah se Swachhagrah" campaign. During the event, he will address around 20,000 ‘Swachhagrahis’ (ambassadors of cleanliness drive) at Gandhi Maidan at Motihari.
The prime minister will also flag off India's first ever all-electric high-speed locomotive under the Make-in-India project. The train was developed by Alstom of France at Madhepura's Electric Locomotive Factory.
Modi was received by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Governor Satyapal Malik at the airport.
# 01:15 PM: "Villages built along the Ganga coast are being freed from open defecation on priority. Waste management schemes are being implemented in villages near Ganga. Soon, the Ganga coast will be completely open defecation free," says Modi.
# 01: 10 PM: The Central government is helping the state government of Bihar in every development work that is being undertaken in the state.
# 01: 04 PM: "Hundred years ago, people from across the country came to Champaran and worked under the leadership of Gandhi. Today, enthusiastic youngsters are working shoulder to shoulder with cleanliness workers: PM Modi
# 01:02 PM: In the last one week, more than 8,50,000 toilets have been constructed in Bihar. This is a great achievement. I congratulate the people, the 'Swachhagrahis' and the State Govt for this: PM Modi
# 12:57 PM: I am glad that the people of Bihar have once again shown the spirit of oneness for the Swachhta campaign.
# 12:50 PM: Those who say history doesn't repeat itself, should come here and see how the 100-year-old history is repeating itself: Modi
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# 12:48 PM: I salute the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi present inside every individual today: PM Modi
# 12: 42 PM: WATCH: PM Narendra Modi addresses at the "Satyagraha Se Swachhagraha" event in Bihar's Motihari.
# 12:05 PM: PM felicitates Swachhagrahis at the concluding ceremony of the centenary of Champaran Satyagraha in Bihar.
# 11:40 AM: During the visit, PM Modi is also likely to flag off a new bi-weekly train, Humsafar Express, connecting Katihar to New Delhi. He will also unveil several development projects, including four big-ticket sewerage projects in Patna.
# 11:15 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Bihar's Motihari. He will address the "Satyagraha Se Swachhagraha" event shortly.
#10: 30 AM: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Bihar, he will lay the foundation stone for various projects in the state and speak at a Swacch Bharat Abhiyan event. He was received upon arrival by Governor Satyapal Malik and CM Nitish Kumar.
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