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PM Modi picks up spade, takes forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at Assi Ghat in Varanasi

Nov 08, 2014 09:47 AM IST India India

Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat, where he offered prayers and later joined a clean up drive.

The PM reaffirmed his commitment to cleaning up the Ganga after taking up the initiative himself. He took part in a clean up drive to raise awareness.
"I have started cleaning up today in the area to infuse enthusiasm and inspiration among others to take up the drive," Modi said while addressing media personnel close to the ghat.

The PM also said that he has been assured that within a month this ghat will be cleaned. As a part of his Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the PM also nominated nine others to further the campaign. He nominated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, actor/politician Manoj Tiwari, writer Manu Sharma, cricketer Mohammed Kaif and Suresh Raina, comedian Raju Shrivastava, and singer Kailash Kher, Vice Chancellor of Chitrakoot University Ram Bhadracharya, and Padmashree Professor Devi Prasad Dwivedi.

The PM also visited the Mata Amritanandmayi Hospital after this. On Friday, Modi addressed villagers in Jayapur - which he has adopted under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana.

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