PM Modi addresses Dawoodi Bohra Community at Ashara Mubaraka in Indore

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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Friday arrived at Madhya Pradesh’s Indore to attend Ashara Mubaraka – Commemoration of the Martyrdom of Imam Husain, organized by the Dawoodi Bohra community.

PM Modi addressed a gathering of over one lakh people at Indore’s Saifee mosque in the presence of Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin – spiritual head of the Dawoodi Bohra community.

In his address, Modi said, “I have a very old relationship with the Bohra community. I am fortunate to receive the affection of the Bohra community. There is no such village in Gujarat where a Bohra trader cannot be found. The community assisted me during my tenure as Gujarat’s chief minister. It is a sheer affection of you people that have brought me here today.”

Praising the Bohra community on the lines of peace and justice, PM said, “You have imbibed the holy message of Imam Hussein within you and have sent it across the World. Imam Hussein was martyred for peace and justice. He raised his voice against injustice. This lesson by him is more important today than it was earlier.”

In his address PM also talked about Ayushmaan Bharat Scheme, he said “Today, Ayushmaan Bharat has worked as ‘Sanjeevani’ for almost 50 crores of poor people across India. The trial of this scheme — which ensures free treatment of up to 5lakhs, is underway.”

Congratulating people of Indore for setting a benchmark in the nation for cleanliness, PM said, “when it comes to cleanliness, Indore is number one in the nation, even Bhopal this time has done wonders in terms of cleanliness.”

Focusing on his campaign of ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’, PM said, “The scheme will be launched tomorrow. I will address cleanliness workers and the people who promote awareness in the country, through video conferencing.