Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi Museum set up at the Alfred High School in Rajkot and was an important part of the formative years of Mahatma Gandhi.
The museum will help spread awareness about Gandhian culture, values and philosophy, Mr Modi said.
The Prime Minister also unveiled a plaque to mark the inauguration of a public housing project of 624 houses. He witnessed the e-Gruh Pravesh of 240 beneficiary families.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said there was so much to learn from Mahatma Gandhi. Gujarat is blessed that this is the land that is so closely associated with Bapu, he added.
Noting that Bapu was concerned about the environment, the Prime Minister said,’Inspired by Gandhi Ji, we have to work for a cleaner and greener tomorrow.’
The Prime Minister recalled that Bapu always taught to think of the last person in the queue, the poorest person, and serve the underprivileged.
‘Inspired by this ideal we are serving the poor, the Prime Minister added. Through our initiatives we want to transform their lives; we want to build homes for the poor,’ he said.
It has been over 70 years since Independence, but Bapu’s dream of a Swachh Bharat remains unfulfilled, the Prime Minister said. ‘Together, we have to fulfil this dream,’ the Prime Minister exhorted the people.
In the last four years the government has covered significant ground in the Swachh Bharat Mission but, he added, ‘ we must continue to do more’.
The Prime Minister later visited the Mahatma Gandhi Museum, according to a statement issued by the PMO.