Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, inaugurated the ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ Programme, 2019, National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP), & National Artificial Insemination Programme in Uttar Pradesh. He also launched 16 projects of the Uttar Pradesh government related to livestock, tourism and road construction. Addressing a public meeting in Mathura, PM Modi said, “We need to make efforts to rid our homes, offices and workplaces of single-use plastic by October 2, 2019. I appeal to self-help groups, civil society, individuals and others to join this mission.”
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He also remembered the legacy of Swami Vivekananda and expressed concern over terror attacks around the world. “A century ago, on September 11, Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic speech on world peace in Chicago. Unfortunately, the 9/11 terrorist attack, which shocked the world, took place on the same day. Today, terrorism has become an ideology, which is not limited to national boundaries. This is a global problem and threat, the roots of which are flourishing in our neighbourhood”, he said.
Speaking in defense of UP CM Yogi Adityanath, he said, “Yogi Adityanath fought against Encephalitis all his life and brought the situation to the attention of the Parliament and the entire country. But a few groups with vested interests blamed his government for the death of children. However, Yogi ji was not deterred and he continued his work.” Earlier, the PM was seen enjoying a light moment playing with a cow and its calf. Besides Yogi Adityanath, Mathura MP Hema Mailini was also present on the occasion.