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12:40 pm - Wednesday November 22, 2017

With habits of littering roads, do we have right to say ‘Vande Mataram’, asks PM Modi

Agencies, New Delhi

On the backdrop of row with the West Bengal government over the telecast of his speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the youngsters on the theme ‘Young India, New India’ to mark 125th year of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago Address and pitched for creativity, entrepreneurship and promoting skills.

Mr Modi also asked the youth to take up ‘cleanliness’ drive as a mission and wanted to now whether with the habits of littering the roads, “Do we have the right to say Vande Mataram”.

“As I entered, I heard people chanting loudly ‘Vande Mataram, Vande Mataram!’… The value of patriotism fills my heart.
But do we have the right to say Vande Mataram?” Mr Modi asked students and other youngsters.

Speaking at a function in the capital to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address and centenary celebrations of Deendayal Upadhyaya, Mr Modi wondered how those who chant Vande Mataram go and litter the roads.

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