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We will build a Swachh Bharat: Modi tells at Global Citizen Festival


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on yesterday adressed the Global Citizen Festival  and said he is convinced that with his ‘young friends’ a ‘Swachh Bharat’ can be created.

“My dear young friends, I am convinced we can and we will build a Swachh Bharat free of all forms of filth within one generation,” Modi said while addressing the gathering via video conference.

He said he had enjoyed the festival in 2014.

“Back in 2014, I had enjoyed attending the Global Citizen Festival in the beautiful Central Park of New York,” Modi said.

Quoting Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan’s iconic “The times they are a-changin” song, Modi made a veiled reference to the current political situation in the nation following his move to ban old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes on Nov 8.

“Artists have often inspired a generation. I have had my own set of idols.But, you will perhaps be more familiar with Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Chris Martin and A.R. Rahman.So to quote from one of Dylan’s transformative anthems which holds as much meaning today as it did when it was first sung in the 1960s,” the PM said.

The event witnessed a performance by international band Cold Play.

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