The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has said that the unity among the people from different religions, castes, and social backgrounds makes India unique from other countries. Speaking at the ‘Ashara Mubaraka’ in Indore, the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, organised by the Dawoodi Bohra community, he heaped praise on the role of Bohra community in providing guidance to society. He said that the community always follows the Prophet’s guidance.
'My relation with the Bohra community is very old and I feel somehow I have become a part of the Bohra society. My doors are open for people of Bohra community,' he said while addressing them at the Saifee Mosque in Indore.
Mr. Modi who arrived in the city this morning, also met the 53rd religious head of Dawoodi Bohra community, Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, who is holding nine days religious discourse at the Saifi Nagar mosque. The event began on Wednesday and this is the first time Mr. Modi is meeting the Sydena and attending the sermons.
Speaking about the works done by his government, Mr. Modi said that the Ayushman Bharat scheme will benefit 50 crore people in the country. The scheme is presently on a trial. It will be launched in the entire country on September 25,the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
On Swachh Bharat Mission, he said that though the scheme was launched by the government, '1.25 crore people of the country are running this mission. People are now aware of the benefits of cleanliness. Four years ago, only 40% of houses were equipped with toilets, but today 90% of houses have toilets.'