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Wishing all the Chowkidars a happy and colour filled Holi; the Chowkidars play an important role in making these colours look beautiful: PM Modi
As a Chowkidar, committed towards the safety, security and development of the country: PM Modi
The entire nation is proud of the armed forces and their strong decisive action against the perpetrators of Pulwama attack: Prime Minister Modi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today, addressed over 25 lakh security guards (Chowkidars) across India, on the eve of Holi, through audio bridge.

Wishing all the Chowkidars a happy and colour filled Holi, Prime Minister said that the Chowkidars play an important role in making these colours look beautiful.

Saluting the exceptional work done by Chowkidars all over the country, Prime Minister said that he is proud to celebrate Holi with them. He added that the entire country is talking about Chowkidars and every Indian is now saying ‘I am also a Chowkidar’. He said that Chowkidars are today inspiring everyone to fight against all kinds of evils in the country.

Interacting with Chowkidars, Prime Minister said that it is unfortunate that some people with vested interests are defaming chowkidars. “I apologize to all of you for their misinformation. Naamdar always spread hate against Kamdar and will continue to do so”, PM said. He added that the entire country is proud of Chowkidars.

“You have brought respect to our profession. We are with you and the entire nation is with you”, said Santosh Kumar, a security guard from Odisha. The Prime Minister said that the entire nation is proud of the armed forces and their strong decisive action against the perpetrators of Pulwama attack. He strongly criticized the opposition for demotivating the forces through their statements and actions. He added that the nation will never forgive the opposition for their misinformation campaign.

The Prime Minister said that all those who work for the betterment of the country and are committed towards fulfilling the dreams of others are chowkidars. He urged everyone to keep a Chowkidar alive inside them.

The Prime Minister said that he is not deterred by the abuses of opposition, but rather converts those into appreciation. He added that he as a Chowkidar is committed towards the safety, security and development of the country.

During the interaction, the Prime Minister also mentioned about the various reforms initiated by the Union government for the welfare of the poor. In this context, he mentioned about the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan Yojana, Jan Dhan Yojana etc.

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Prime Minister participates in 16th East Asia Summit on October 27, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the 16th East Asia Summit earlier today via videoconference. The 16th East Asia Summit was hosted by Brunei as EAS and ASEAN Chair. It saw the participation of leaders from ASEAN countries and other EAS Participating Countries including Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, Russia, USA and India. India has been an active participant of EAS. This was Prime Minister’s 7th East Asia Summit.

In his remarks at the Summit, Prime Minister reaffirmed the importance of EAS as the premier leaders-led forum in Indo-Pacific, bringing together nations to discuss important strategic issues. Prime Minister highlighted India’s efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic through vaccines and medical supplies. Prime Minister also spoke about "Atmanirbhar Bharat” Campaign for post-pandemic recovery and in ensuring resilient global value chains. He emphasized on the establishment of a better balance between economy and ecology and climate sustainable lifestyle.

The 16th EAS also discussed important regional and international issues including Indo-Pacifc, South China Sea, UNCLOS, terrorism, and situation in Korean Peninsula and Myanmar. PM reaffirmed "ASEAN centrality” in the Indo-Pacific and highlighted the synergies between ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific (AOIP) and India’s Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI).

The EAS leaders adopted three Statements on Mental Health, Economic recovery through Tourism and Sustainable Recovery, which have been co-sponsored by India. Overall, the Summit saw a fruitful exchange of views between Prime Minister and other EAS leaders.