PM Modi arrives Bihar to attend Champaran Satyagraha celebrations
Patna: Prime Minister narendra Modi arrived here, on Tuesday, to attend the concluding ceremony of the Champaran Satyagraha of centenary celebrations in Motihari.
The PM was received by Bihar Governor Satpal Malik, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and several senior BJP leaders.
According to police officials, Modi reached Patna in an Indian Air Force aircraft and will go to Motihari by a helicopter.
- The Prime Minister is slated to address 20,000 'Swachhagrahis' (cleanliness ambassadors).
- He will also lay the foundation stone for four sewerage projects.
- The theme of the centenary celebrations is 'Satyagraha se Swachhagraha'.
Who are Swachhagrahis?
- Swachhagrahis are the 'foot soldiers' and motivators to implement the Community Approaches to Sanitation at the village level.
It may be mentioned that Mahatma Gandhi launched the Champaran Satyagrah on April 10, 1917, against the British to fight for rights of farmers who were forced to undertake indigo cultivation.