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PM Modi in Manila: Our efforts are aimed at transforming India and ensuring everything up to world standards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Monday Addressed The Indian Community In Manila, Saying That Their Efforts Are Aimed At Transforming India And Making Sure Everything In The Nation Is Up To World Standards.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 13 Nov 2017, 05:59:24 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Indian community in Manila, saying that their efforts are aimed at transforming India and making sure everything in the nation is up to world standards.

Modi said, "If 21st century is considered to be Asia's century, then it becomes our duty to make it India's century and I say it is possible."

While highlighting Swacch Bharat campaign, the prime minister said, "Which citizen doesn't want cleanliness? We have started from where Mahatma Gandhi left and till now more than 2 lakh villages in India have become open defecation free."

He targeted Congress party, saying the latter had such a limited thought that they had promised to offer subsidised cylinder from 9 to 12. 

The prime minister said that 1.5 lakh Indian soldiers sacrificed their lives for world peace, not with the intent conquering lands.

He also cited the success of Jan Dhan Yojana, saying that crore of people has been brought under the banking system since Independence. He also lauded Ujjawala scheme and said three crore people have been benefitted under the scheme. 

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First Published : 13 Nov 2017, 04:58:40 PM