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...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, says PM.
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India is messenger of world peace and has always contributed to global peace, unity and harmony through United Nations (UN) missions across the world...India fights for peace and believes in doing its bit to give back to society. India is the third highest contributor to UN peacekeeping missions. India is the land of Mahatma Gandhi, peace is integral to our culture, says PM.
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said, "The relevant grouping should be open and inclusive and not aimed at excluding a third party".
"The government of India's Act East Policy puts ASEAN region at the centre of our engangement. We are a globally integrated economy now. We moved to GST this year and the Jan Dhan Yojana has transformed the lives of millions. The task of transforming India is proceeding at an unprecedented scale. We are working day and night towards easy, effective and transparent governance," says PM Narendra Modi in Manila.
"We have introduced a new framework of Pragati. India has seen pro-active governance. 1200 outdated laws have been repealed in the last three years. Minimum governance and maximum governance is our motto. We have also simplified industrial licensing and made the springing up of new businesses, very easy," says PM Narendra Modi in Manila.
It is believed that during Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump's bilateral talks, on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit, they discussed a range of key issues including defence and security. The two leaders are understood to have discussed the security scenario in the region besides several other issues of mutual interests, including ways to further boost bilateral trade.
"The relations between India and the US are not only for mutual interest. It goes beyond that. It will be for the greater benefit of Asia and humanity, at large. I would like to assure you that we will come good on the expectations that the world and US have with India," says PM Narendra Modi to US President Donald Trump.
The Jaipur Foot was designed and developed by Ram Chander Sharma in 1968 and is a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations. Its variable applicability, water-resistance and cost efficiency make it an acceptable choice for prosthesis. The idea of the Jaipur Foot was conceived by Sharma under the guidance of Dr PK Sethi, who was then the head of the Department of Orthopedics at Sawai Mansingh Medical College in Jaipur, India.
PM Narendra Modi visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation, in Manila, where he interacted with 9-year old Carlo Migel Silvano from Bulacan province. He is one of the thousands in Philippines fitted with the Indian-made 'Jaipur Foot' at this Foundation.
PM Modi interacted with 9-year old Carlo Migel Silvano from Bulacan province at Mahaveer Philippine Foundation in #Manila. He is one of the thousands in Philippines fitted with the Indian-made 'Jaipur Foot' at this Foundation. pic.twitter.com/yga363Je5l— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2017
"My visit to International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) was a great learning experience. Saw the exceptional work IRRI is doing towards mitigating poverty and hunger by improving rice cultivation. Their work benefits many farmers and consumers, particularly in Asia and Africa," says PM Narendra Modi.
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The Ramayana in the Philippines is called 'Maharadia Lawana' which means king Ravana. The Philippines' famous dance 'Singkil' is based on the Ramayana.
PM Narendra Modi visited the Mahaveer Philippine Foundation, a long-running humanitarian cooperation programme between India and the Philippines. It was set up by the highly regarded Indian–origin Mayor of Manila, Dr Ramon Bagatsing. The Foundation has been instrumental in the fitment of the Jaipur Foot to needy amputees. About 757 amputees benefitted from the programme in 2017.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Donald Trump, Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and several other leaders from ASEAN's partner countries attended the opening ceremony at the highly fortified Cultural Centre in this bustling metropolis. The Ramayana performance was presented by ballet company Rama Hari and it drew loud applause from the audience. The Ramayana in the Philippines is called 'Maharadia Lawana' which means king Ravana. The Philippines' famous dance 'Singkil' is based on the Ramayana.
PM Narendra Modi's tweet from the ASEAN opening ceremony:
You would be happy to know that the @ASEAN opening ceremony included excerpts from the musical Rama Hari, based on the Ramayana. Various parts of the Ramayana were beautifully highlighted in the Rama Hari. This shows our deep historical bonds and shared heritage. pic.twitter.com/hLNQnSmmAs— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 13, 2017
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