Modi to inaugurate exhibition marking 100 yrs of Bapu's Champaran Satyagrah

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate on Monday an exhibition to mark the 100 years of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagrah.

The exhibition to be held in the national capital will be titled 'Swachhagraha – Bapu Ko Karyanjali – Ek Abhiyan, Ek Pradarshani'.

He will also launch an 'Online Interactive Quiz' at the event which is being organised by the National Archives of India. The quiz will continue for 30 months till October, 2019.

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In a series of tweets today, PM Modi said the Champaran Satyagraha was a historic mass movement which had a phenomenal impact and urged the countrymen to become 'Swachhagrahis' and create a Swachh Bharat.

There will be an exhibition showcasing Champaran Satyagraha and it will connect essential principles of  Satyagraha with Swachhagraha, he said.

The exhibition will also showcase the ground covered by the Swachh Bharat Mission in creating a mass movement towards a clean India.

"A century ago, Indians became Satyagrahis and fought colonialism. Today, let us become Swachhagrahis and create a Swachh Bharat.

"Champaran Satyagraha was a historic mass movement led by Bapu. Its impact was phenomenal," the Prime Minister said.

The exhibition will be available for public for a month from Tuesday after inauguration by Modi tomorrow at National Archives of India (NAI) here, NAI Director General Raghvendra Singh told a press conference.

The exhibition is a tribute to Gandhi on hundred years of his first experiment of Satyagraha in India, in Champaran and is an attempt to sensitise future generations to fulfill his dream of 'Swachh Bharat', Singh said.