Narendra Modi in Surat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Run For New India Marathon in diamond city Surat on Sunday night. PM Modi addressed a programme marking the start of the Surat marathon where he spoke to scores of citizens.
Narendra Modi in Surat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the Run For New India Marathon in diamond city Surat on Sunday night. PM Modi addressed a programme marking the start of the Surat marathon where he spoke to scores of citizens. Hailing the power of people, PM Modi said that when the people decide they want to achieve something, no force can stop them. This is the power of the people. “No country is made by leaders or governments. It is the strength of the people that builds a nation,” the Prime Minister added.
Addressing the crowd before the marathon, PM Modi said that the aim is build a New India, which is free from politics of caste, communalism and corruption. “We want create an India where every citizen is empowered,” he added. He added that to build a New India is his mission. “To build a New India is our mission. It is the best tribute to the great women and men who gave their lives for India’s freedom,” said Modi.
Meanwhile, praising the city of Surat, PM Modi said that the diamond city is blessed with remarkable determination and it is a city which believes in harmony. He urged the citizens of Surat to take part actively in this year’s Yoga Day in June and the ‘Run for Unity’ in October. “Such marathons augur well for the health of people. I appeal to people to embrace sports. It brings good health and furthers a spirit of teamwork,” Modi added.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi today visited the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry and paid homage to its founder spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo. After arriving from Chennai, Modi reached the ashram where he was received by the officials. He paid floral tributes at the memorial of Aurobindo and meditated for a few minutes. Later, he interacted with the children of the International School of Education run by the ashram. He then left for Auroville (City of Dawn) International Township situated in neighbouring Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu where he will participate in the golden jubilee celebrations.