PM, With Broom, Launches Swachh Bharat Abhiyan


  1. The PM chose the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi  to launch the five-year drive to clean public spaces in a bid to change India’s image as one of the filthiest countries in the world.
  2. Hours after flying home from a hectic trip to the US, Mr Modi, 64, rolled up his sleeves and  set an example by sweeping up rubbish in a Delhi neighbourhood called Valmiki Basti where Gandhi once stayed.
  3. “Gandhi gave us the slogan: ‘Quit India’ and people came together to win our country’s freedom (from British colonial rule)… but his other dream of ‘Clean India’ is still incomplete,” the PM said in a televised address he made at India Gate in the heart of the capital….

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