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PM Modi's Mantra of ‘Khadi for nation, Khadi for fashion’ – the idea that Khadi can become a symbol of national pride and a fashion statement
When we purchase a Khadi, we are brightening the lives of the lakhs of weavers who toil day and night: PM Modi

One of the most iconic images of Mahatma Gandhi is that of the beloved Bapu sitting besides a Charkha, fully immersed in spinning.

The Charkha is a powerful symbol that Mahatma Gandhi used during his fight against colonialism and injustice. It stood for self-sustenance and a war against poverty. Mahatma Gandhi strongly advocated the usage of Khadi products.

Over the last several years, Shri Narendra Modi has left no stone unturned to popularize Khadi and create a mass movement where everyone purchases Khadi products, specially on the special day of Gandhi Jayanti.

The Prime Minister himself regularly wears Khadi and has been doing so since the very early days when he was working for the RSS and BJP organisation.

Shri Modi has given the Mantra of ‘Khadi for nation, Khadi for fashion’ – the idea that Khadi can become a symbol of national pride and a fashion statement, which can be popular among the youth.

He has repeatedly said, “When we purchase a Khadi, we are brightening the lives of the lakhs of weavers who toil day and night. Buying a Khadi product is like ushering a Diwali in the homes of the weavers.”

The efforts of Shri Narendra Modi have borne good results. After the Prime Minister’s clarion call urging buy Khadi, during the very first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on 3rd October 2014, Khadi sales shot up considerably particularly in the flagship Khadi Gram Udyog Bhavan store in New Delhi.

 

Today, there is surely greater awareness about Khadi and it can be a powerful means of empowering the poorest of the poor. 

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Prime Minister to visit Barauni in Bihar on 17th February 2019
February 16, 2019
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will visit Bihar tomorrow on 17 February 2019. He will arrive in Barauni where he will launch a series of development projects for Bihar.

These projects will enhance connectivity, especially in the city of Patna and nearby areas. They will significantly augment the availability of energy in the city, and the region. The projects will also boost fertilizer production, and significantly enhance medical, and sanitation facilities in Bihar.

The sector wise project details are as follows -

Urban Development and Sanitation

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of Patna Metro Rail Project which will give a boost to transport connectivity and add to ease of living for the people of Patna and adjoining areas.

The first phase of River Front Development at Patna will be inaugurated by PM.

Foundation Stone for the Karmalichak Sewerage Network spanning 96.54 kilometres will be laid by PM.

Works related to Sewage Treatment Plants at Barh, Sultanganj and Naugachia will be kicked off by PM. He will also lay the Foundation Stone for 22 AMRUT projects at various locations.

Railways

 

PM will also inaugurate the electrification of Railway Lines on the following sectors:

· Barauni-Kumedpur

· Muzaffarpur-Raxaul

· Fatuha-Islampur

· Biharsharif-Daniawan

Ranchi-Patna AC Weekly Express will also be inaugurated on the occasion.

Oil & Gas

The Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate the Phulpur to Patna stretch of the Jagdishpur-Varanasi Natural Gas pipeline. He will also inaugurate the Patna City Gas Distributionproject.

Foundation Stone of the 9 MMT AVU of the Barauni Refinery Expansion Project will also be laid on the occasion.

PM will lay the Foundation Stone for the augmentation of the Paradip-Haldia-Durgapur LPG pipeline from Durgapur to Muzaffarpur and Patna.

He will also lay the Foundation Stone for the ATF Hydrotreating Unit (INDJET) at Barauni Refinery.

These projects will significantly augment the availability of energy in the city, and the region.

Health

The Prime Minister will lay the Foundation Stone for Medical Colleges at Saran, Chhapra and Purnia.

The Prime Minister will also lay the Foundation Stone for the upgradation of Government Medical Colleges at Bhagalpur and Gaya.

Fertilizers

The Prime Minister will also lay the Foundation Stone for the Ammonia-Urea Fertilizer Complex at Barauni.

From Barauni, PM will move to Jharkhand where he will visit Hazaribagh and Ranchi.