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Modi lauds Mary Kom for 'Swachh Bharat' effort

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards "Swachh Bharat Mission"."Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus
IANS October 24, 2014 17:12 IST
IANS

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards "Swachh Bharat Mission".

"Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the mission in Imphal," Modi said in a tweet.

Sharing news reports about the work done by the boxing star and Naidu, Modi said: "A very good effort by Venkaiah (ji), to clean beaches in cyclone-affected Visakhapatnam."

Like Modi, who went to Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with the flood-affected, Naidu also went to Visakhapatnam, hit by cyclon 'Hudhud'.

Besides, Modi applauded religious guru Raghavendra Matha for taking up the clean India initiative.

"The effort by (Sri) Raghavendra Matha is a landmark effort, which is an important step towards a Clean India." Modi said in another tweet.

Modi launched the "Swachh Bharat Mission" campaign Oct 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.