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India celebrates Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

India celebrated Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary yesterday and paid tribute to him.

Various BJP leaders and opposition leaders paid tribute to the Father of Nation at Rajghat.

Several schools conducted different types of programs that depict the life of Mahatma.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi released ₹150 coin to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi.

While addressing at the Swachh Bharat Diwas programme in Ahmedabad, PM declared that India and its villages have declared themselves ‘open defecation free’.

In this context, he announced that around 60 crore people built more than 11 crore toilets within 60 months.

He gave credit to the ground-level volunteers for making the Swacch Bharat Mission a common man’s topic.

Everyone contributed to the mission a lot which is why it became a success and made the country open-defecation-free.

PM Modi also said that the country would be completely free from single-use plastic use by 2022.

Tonnes of single-use plastic garbage has been collected from different places of the country.

As plastic is a major threat to the country, the government would achieve the target of single-use plastic-free India by 2022.

However, it cannot be done without the contribution of the public. Plastic usage has been reduced, yet it should be completely stopped. He urged for public cooperation in this regard.

He said that sanitation, conservation of environment and animals are the favorite things of Gandhiji.

In his speech, PM encouraged the citizens toward rainwater harvesting, water recharging and similar projects. He said that this would help improve the water supply to bio-toilets.

PM visited Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat and interacted with the children there.

On this occasion, considering the friendship between Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy, a special exhibition was held at the Russian State Duma, in Moscow yesterday.

In order to honor Gandhi’s message of nonviolence, the United Nations declared October 2 as the International Day of Nonviolence.

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