Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his thoughts on Mahatma Gandhi at a programme hosted by India in New York. Mr Modi along with others world leaders also inaugurated the Gandhi Solar Park at the UN headquarters and released a commemorative stamp issued by the UN on the occasion of Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.
Mr Modi said, the platform is a living example that Mahatma Gandhi was from India but did not belong only to India. The Prime Minister said Gandhiji had stressed on the real strength of democracy. He taught people to be self-sufficient and not to depend on governments.
Prime Minister said, in the last five years, his government has given primacy to people’s participation. Mr Modi said, whether it’s the Swachh Bharat Mission or Digital India, people are now leading these campaigns themselves,”
Prime Minister was conferred the “Global Goalkeeper” award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the Swachh Bharat Mission launched by his government. Accepting the award, Mr Modi said he shares the honour with crores of Indians who had contributed to the success of the mission. The Prime Minister said, when 130 crore people take a pledge, any challenge can be overcome.