Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi urges India to embrace Gandhi's legacy 'Khadi'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' Prime Minister with the importance of Khadi and its importance in the empowerment of the countrymen.

Updated: Feb 01, 2016, 00:42 AM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' with the importance of Khadi and its role in the empowerment of the countrymen.

Prime Minister said, "Khadi' has become a symbol. It has now become a centre of interest of nation's youth. Khadi has the power to provide employment to crores of people," said PM Modi in his first radio address of the year 2016.

"In relation with Khadi, Sardar Patel has said that India`s freedom lays in Khadi and so does the nation`s cultural identity. In India, the very religion of non-violence lays in Khadi and so does the development of farmers," the Prime Minister said.

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