PM Narendra Modi urges corporates to gift khadi coupons on Diwali

In the past, the prime minister urged Indians to embrace the indigenous fabric khadi through various platforms, including his radio programme Mann Ki Baat. The sale of khadi products jumped 35 per cent in 2016-17.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 22, 2017 9:20 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today exhorted corporates to gift khadi coupons during Diwali as it would greatly help the poor. This gesture on the part of corporates, Modi said, will create an atmosphere that will encourage people to take care of the poor. The prime minister was addressing CEOs at the ‘Champions of Change – Transforming India through G2B partnership’ initiative organised by the Niti Aayog.

“You people give coupons for purchasing of goods, why can’t you give khadi coupons? Why can’t you give khadi gifts this Diwali? I am not saying people will start wearing khadi after receiving the gifts. If you have 50 kinds of fabric, there can be one of khadi also,” the prime minister stressed.

He laid a big pitch for creating an atmosphere for helping the poor. “… we should do at least one activity that can help in addressing the problem of poverty. We need to address poverty in a positive manner. You will see change will happen on its own. I am not saying you should compromise on quality, but we need to create an atmosphere for helping the poor,” Modi said.

In the past, the prime minister urged Indians to embrace the indigenous fabric khadi through various platforms, including his radio programme Mann Ki Baat. The sale of khadi products jumped 35 per cent in 2016-17.

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    bitterhoney
    Aug 22, 2017 at 10:41 pm
    How does he claim that he is the PM of 1.3 billion Indians when he asks corporates to gift khadi coupons on Diwali only, why did he not ask them to gift khadi coupons on Eid as well? Where is sabka saath, sab ka vikas? Did he forget his own words which he uttered in Fatehpur election rally, IF THERE IS ELECTRICITY IN RAMJAN, IT SHOULD ALSO BE THERE ON DIWALI. IF A VILLAGE GETS FUNDS FOR GRAVEYARD IT SHOULD ALSO GET FOR CREMATION GROUND.
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      Linzhi
      Aug 22, 2017 at 11:58 pm
      Faeku just seeks publicity
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      Linzhi
      Aug 22, 2017 at 10:04 pm
      Will tell you what to eat, what to see, what to speak, where to go, what to do, what not to do... Where will all this end? Let people live their lives, you haven't lived yours.
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        romi
        Aug 22, 2017 at 9:47 pm
        makes sense when will india learn to love use its own products
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          bitterhoney
          Aug 22, 2017 at 10:47 pm
          Does Modi use all Indian products? What phone does he use? What car does he use? Which weapons his commandos use? What he preaches, does not practice?
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