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Poverty, lack of education and malnutrition are big challenges: PM Modi

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Wednesday has asked people to take a pledge to free country from problems such as communalism, casteism and corruption and create a ‘new India’ by 2022, on the occasion 75th anniversary of the Quit India movement.

PM saluted all those who took part in the historic movement in 1942 under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, he said, “Our freedom not only about India but a defining moment in ending colonialism in other parts of the world”.

“Poverty, lack of education and malnutrition are big challenges for our nation. We need to bring a positive change,” Modi said adding that, “Corruption has eaten our polity from the inside; let’s pledge to honestly work to fight poverty, malnutrition.”

Earlier in the day, PM Modi tweeted, “On the 75th anniversary of the historic Quit India movement, we salute all the great women and men who took part in the movement.  In 1942, the need of the hour was to free India from colonialism. Today, 75 years later, the issues are different. Let us pledge to free India from poverty, dirt, corruption, terrorism, casteism, communalism & create a ‘New India’ of our dreams by 2022,” he added.

He also gave the slogan of ‘sankalp se siddhi’ (pledge to achieve) and urged the people to work shoulder to shoulder “to create the India that our freedom fighters would be proud of”.



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