On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he is against plastics of single-use but not against the use of plastics.
He spoke to the members of the party who had come to receive him at the Chennai airport. He is not opposed to the fact that plastic is used but spoke against the use of single-use plastic.
He said that during the padayatra which is to be undertaken to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday, the message for the banning of single-use plastic should be taken to the common people all across the country.
He was delighted to be back in Chennai and greeted the people over there in chaste Tamil.
After the 2019 elections, this was his first visit to Tamil Nadu as the people and cadres over there was thanked by him for the very warm welcome that he received over there.
The quoting of the Tamil poet Kaniyan Pungundranar’s statement by the Prime Minister has become quite popular in the American media, he stated.
At the 75th UN General Assembly, the speech by PM Modi highlights the inclusiveness of India through quoting a Tamil Poet who lived 3000 years ago. He said that we Indians belong to everyone and all places.
We belong beyond our borders which is a unique attribute for Indians, said the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister here attended the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) for its 56th convocation, and to be present at the Singapore-India 2019 Hackathon prize distribution function at the institute.