Gandhigram is a story of India's unity, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dindigul after reaching Madurai airport on Friday to participate in the Gandhigram Trust's platinum jubilee functions and the convocation ceremony of Gandhigram Rural Institute (deemed university) in Dindigul.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Prime Minister, Chief Minister and Governor are being felicitated by Gandhigram Institute officials

My message to the youth graduating today is that you're the pillar of new India. You have the responsibility to lead India, he concludes

You are my younger brighter generation, you are greatly capable of building nations, he says

Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, we are working towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat, he says

Khadhi had been neglected and forgotten for a long time. But through the call of 'Khadhi for Nation Khadhi for fashion' it has become very popular: Modi

He says, Mahatma Gandhi saw Khadi as a tool of self-reliance in the villages

There is great enthusiasm in natural farming. It increases fertilizers import. We have begun work in this direction. Organic farming scheme brought wonders, he adds

A lot has been done but there is much more to be done. You're the younger and brighter generation. You all are greatly capable to build the foundation, says the PM

He further added that, Gandhian values are becoming very relevant

Internet usage is increasing in rural and urban areas. Now, we are using drones to map lands, farmers are getting connected, he adds

Gandhigram was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi himself. Gandhian values are very relevant even these days be it climate crisis or solving problems, says Modi

Congratulations to all the young mind says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing 36th Convocation of Gandhigram Rural Institute in Tamil Nadu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents an honorary doctorate to music maestro Ilayaraja at the 36th Convocation Ceremony of Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul

Chief Minister MK Stalin, Governor RN Ravi, and others present at the ceremony

PM Modi distributes degree certificates to students

Ilaiyaraja conferred with honorary doctorate by the Prime Minister.

Tamil Thaai Vaalthu is being sung at the event

DGP C Sylendra Babu salutes Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event 

Special guests including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor Ravi and Chief Minister MK Stalin were accorded traditional welcome at Dindigul Gandhigram University convocation ceremony

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at Gandhigram Rural Institute

Stage set for the convocation ceremony of Gandhigram Rural Institute

CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Dindigul after reaching Madurai airport on Friday to participate in the Gandhigram Trust's platinum jubilee functions and the convocation ceremony of Gandhigram Rural Institute (deemed university) in Dindigul. He was welcomed by Chief Minister MK Stalin and Governor RN Ravi along with L Murugan.

Leader of Opposition Edappadi K Palaniswami arrived at Madurai Airport by flight from Chennai to welcome the Prime Minister.

According to sources, 5 MLAs -- MLAs Dindigul Srinivasan, Natham Viswanathan, RP Udayakumar, Rajan Chellappa, Sellur Raju-- have been given permission by Edappadi Palaniswami to meet the Prime Minister at Madurai Airport.

According to the Daily Thanthi report, O Panneerselvam has denied permission to meet Modi.

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