Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi in Bihar. At the National Convention of Swachhagrahis, he launched several development projects at Motihari. “In the last one week, the state government constructed more than 8,50,000 toilets in Bihar. This is a great achievement and the credit goes to the people, the state government, and the Swachhagrahis,” he said.

"A hundred years ago, people from all over the Champaran had come to the street, headed by Gandhi and worked. A hundred years later, while on the same spirit, people from different parts of the country, here, enthusiastic youngsters, have worked shoulder to side with Savachachagarahiyo," he said.

He added that the government is well acquainted with the way the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has changed the lives of millions in the country. “India is now changing and people’s habits and attitude will also change for the better,” he said.

The Prime Minister said that he had the privilege of launching a new train to celebrate the hundred years of Champaran Satyagraha. The train will run from Katihar to Old Delhi. Its name is specifically placed Champaran Soulmates Express. “A train equipped with modern amenities will prove to be very helpful to every citizen visiting Delhi,” he said.

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