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By NewsGram Staff Writer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Kyrgyzstan capital and said he showed the world a non-violent way to effect change.

Modi said though it was his first visit to Central Asia, he was fortunate to unveil statues of Mahatma Gandhi in two countries.

On Saturday, Modi had unveiled a bust of Gandhi at a traditional medicine and yoga centre in Turkmenistan capital Ashgabat.

He said the world today was facing two big challenges of terrorism and climate change and “Mahatma Gandhi alone shows us how to deal with both”.

Modi later tweeted that he was “happy to see the enthusiasm during inauguration of Gandhi ji’s bust. Several people from Indian community, mostly young students joined”.

“Our nations, Kyrgyzstan and India, are connected by geography, history and culture. Non-violence and dialogue are the ways ahead. Violence is no solution and Mahatma Gandhi has demonstrated that,” he said.

“Violence has not done any good for anyone. Look back at history, violence has never brought satisfaction to anyone. It was Mahatma Gandhi who has shown a way to mitigate these two menaces, terror and climate change,” he said.

“Everybody desires freedom but here was a person who showed the way through non-violence, Satyagraha,” Modi said.

Earlier, accompanied by Kyrgyzstan Prime Minister Temir Sariyev, Modi inaugurated a tele-link between Osh city, Bishkek and AIIMS and Apollo Hospitals of New Delhi.

He also watched doctors of the two sides interacting through the tele-link at the National Centre for Cardiology and Internal Medicine in Bishkek.

Modi also visited the Kyrgyz-India Mountain Biomedical Research Centre and interacted with scientists at Tuya Ashu pass via video conference.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Anna Hazare to initiate mass awakening through his Jan-Jagran Yatra

The prime motive of his new organization is to carry out a Jan-Jagran Yatra throughout the country to awaken the masses

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Hazare is said to follow the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and aims to root out corruption from the country.
Hazare is said to follow the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and aims to root out corruption from the country. Wikimedia Commons

Once again Anna Hazare has come into the forefront to put resistance to the every growing mismanagement at the administrative level. Hazare is said to follow the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and aims to root out corruption from the country.

According to the media report by PTI, social activist Anna Hazare has come up with his new 20-member `National Core Committee’ ahead of his March 23 agitation in Delhi. Hazare has aimed to expand his party up to 40-50 members.

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The prime motive of his new organization is to carry out a Jan-Jagran Yatra throughout the country to awaken the masses.

Anna Hazare raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Anna Hazare raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Wikimedia Commons

All the party members hail from various states of the country. In a move to curb any wrongdoing on any one’s behalf, everyone in the party is made to sign affidavits stating that they would never join a political party or contest elections.

He also asserted on the point that, he doesn’t want anyone from his new party to turn out like Arvind Kejriwal and thus he has made every member of the core group to sign the affidavit.

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In the coming days, Anna Hazare will be protesting in Delhi for raising the issue of “competent Lokpal” and to highlight farmer’s problems.

Anna Hazare came to light in 2011, when he raised his voice against corruption and went ahead with his hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. It was only after this; Kejriwal associated himself with Hazare and grabbed the opportunity to launch him into elections and launched the Aam Aadmi Party.

The members list as per PTI report includes Akshaykumar (Odisha), Commander Yashwant Prakash (Rajasthan), Colonel Dinesh Nain (Delhi), Manindra Jain (Delhi), Vikram Taparwada (Rajasthan), Dasharath Kumar (Rajasthan), Karanveer Thaman (Punjab), Praveen Indian (Uttar Pradesh), Sunil Fauji (Uttar Pradesh), Gauravkant Sharma (Uttar Pradesh), Rakesh Rafiq (Uttar Pradesh), P N Kalki (Uttar Pradesh), Sushil Bhatt (Uttarakhand), Bhopal Singh Chaudhary (Uttarakhand), Naveen Jaihind (Haryana), Shivaji Khedkar (Maharashtra), Kalpana Inamdar (Maharashtra), Ram Naik (Karnataka), Serfi Flago (Arunachal Pradesh) and Sunil Lal (Uttar Pradesh).

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