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On Gandhi Jayanti, PM To Declare India Open Defecation-Free

Gandhi Jayanti 2019: PM Modi will visit the Sabarmati Ashramin Gujarat where he will declare the country open defecation-free (ODF)

On Gandhi Jayanti, PM To Declare India Open Defecation-Free

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kickstart countrywide celebrations to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi today. PM Modi, who launched the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign in 2014, will declare the country open defecation-free at the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat in the evening.

The BJP and the Congress, which are making efforts to claim Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy, have planned various events across the country on Gandhi Jayanti.

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PM Modi, who has a packed schedule, began his day with a visit to Rajghat, the resting place of the Mahatma. “Tributes to beloved Bapu! On #Gandhi150, we express gratitude to Mahatma Gandhi for his everlasting contribution to humanity. We pledge to continue working hard to realise his dreams and create a better planet,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

He will also visit Vijayghat, the resting place of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who also shares his birthday with Gandhi.

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