Gandhi Jayanti 2018 Highlights: Clean India a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, says UN chief Antonia Guterres

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Gandhi Jayanti 2018 LIVE updates: Secretary General of the United Nations Antonia Guterres today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving priority to sanitation and said that clean India will be a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Addressing the concluding session of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) – a four-day international conference that saw participation of Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) from around the world, Speaking later, PM Modi lauded the role of people for making the Swachh Bharat Mission a success. He said that citizens are acting as Indias cleanliness warriors, adding that in the last four years, more than 5 lakh villages have become open defecation free and 25 states have declared themselves ODF. The nation is today celebrating the 149th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with great enthusiasm. Earlier this morning, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other leaders paid homage to the Father of the Nation. In a tweet, the PM said that He was a stalwart who lived for others and to make our world a better place.\u201d ALSO READ: Happy Gandhi Jayanti, 2 October 2018: Wishes, Images, Bapu Quotes, Speeches, Status and Photos of Mahatma Gandhi”,”headline”: “Gandhi Jayanti 2018 Highlights: Clean India a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, says UN chief AntoniaGuterres