Narendra Modi addressed the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention (MGISC) in New Delhi on October 2. The Prime Minister mentioned the emphasis that Mahatma Gandhi placed on cleanliness. He said it was Gandhi’s inspiration, that led to the Swachh Bharat Mission and Indians have made this mission ‘the world’s biggest people’s movement.’ He expressed satisfaction at the changing lifestyle of people in India and said that India is on track to achieve the sustainable development goals.
MGISC has been a four-day international conference that has brought together Sanitation Ministers and other leaders in WASH from around the world. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Antonio Guterres – Secretary General of the United Nations. The dignitaries launched commemorative postage stamps on Mahatma Gandhi, and a medley CD based on Mahatma Gandhi’s favorite hymn – “Vaishnav Jana To.” The Swachh Bharat Awards were also distributed on this occasion.