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Interestingly, Modi also left a hard-hitting message for India’s youth, urging them to build seize the time of their life to build a better future for the nation. “India is a young country and our future is build on the choices you make and the actions you take. I hope you too will seize the moment,” Modi said, seeking more participation of the youth in public life. ” I always look forward to being among young people, it refreshes and re-energises me. You bring an energy that is unparalleled,” Modi told the 90,000 strong gathering.
Prime Minister Modi further added that it is the youth of the nation which has wholeheartedly supported his initiatives like the ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’. Modi also claimed that the young generation of the nation has been on the forefront to fight the menace of black money, unemployment and corruption. “On the whole, I’m convinced that we can and we will build a Swachh Bharat free of all forms of filth within one generation,” Modi said.
“I know that I stand between you and Coldplay and so will make this brief. You’ve been smart in asking me to only address gathering and not sing, or else I’m sure you’d be asking money back that too in Rs100 notes,” Modi said in a light-hearted manner.
Global Citizen Event organized the fest in Mumbai’s Bandra-Kurla Complex Ground. The festival created a huge amount of craze among youth in Mumbai and adjoining region as the globally renowned band of Coldplay was scheduled to perform. Tickets to the event were sold at unprecedented amounts. However, the organisers had kept 65,000 of the tickets reserved for those who participate in social welfare activities as enlisted.
Apart from Coldplay, the event featured several Bollywood celebrities as guests, including Shah Rukh Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and others. Revered public figures of Mumbai – ex-cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and business tycoon Ratan Tata were also present at the event.
Before Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis addressed the gathering. He sought support from the youth to turn Maharashtra into the cleanest state of India. Fadnavis also promised that his government is relentlessly working to create a graft-free Maharashtra.
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