Swachh Bharat: Modi holds broom to swipe dirt out of India on Gandhi jayanti (In Pics)

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New Delhi, Oct 2: Completing his five-day tour to US, Prime Minister of India -- Narendra Modi finally kicked off his highly ambitious project Swachh Bharat on Thursday, Oct 2.

Modi reached Valmiki Basti, a place in the national capital, after paying his tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Later he himself took broom and joined the little children who reached the venue early in the morning.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a mission which aims at creating a 'Clean India' in the next five years, has officially been launched on Gandhi Jayanti on Oct 2, 2014 which marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Modi selected the Valmiki Basti area as a mark of respect to Mahatma Gandhi, who stayed there to dedicate public toilets to the residents of the locality.

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