New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address pitched for ‘Clean India’ and raised concerns on the littering of college campuses during and after student elections.
Modi asked, “Do we have the right to chant 'Vande Mataram' if we litter our country.”
He also hit out at people who consume pan and spit it on roads, “Paan kha kar Bharat maa par pichkaari marein aur fir Vande Mataram bolein?”
Once I had said “pehele sauchalay fir devalay. Many daughters are firm in not marrying if they do not get toilet facilities inside their in-laws’ house.”
Paying tribute to Swami Vivekananda, Modi said, “Today is 9/11...this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which we remember…The 9/11 of 1893 was about love, harmony and brotherhood.”