New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the members of the creative and entertainment world on Saturday evening on ways to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The meeting took place at 7 PM in Lok Kalyan Marg of New Delhi. The prime minister spoke about how Gandhi’s thoughts reverberate far and wide and equated him with simplicity.
Acknowledging the role of individuals in the entertainment sector, PM Modi, as quoted by news agency ANI said, “Several people from the world of films and television have been doing great work when it comes to popularising the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.” He also pointed out the necessity to harness the immense spirit of creativity for the nation.
Addressing some of the eminent film personalities gathered at the meeting, PM Modi said, “You all do great work but perhaps you do not know about its global influence! Your work has reached all corners of the world. On the part of the Government, I am happy to help in anyway to ensure maximum impact of your creative initiatives.”
Thanking the prime minister’s initiative, actor Shah Rukh Khan was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “I would like to thank PM Narendra Modi for bringing us all together, that too for a cause such as this (Mahatma Gandhi). I feel we need to re-introduce Gandhi ji to India and the world.”
Appreciating PM Modi’s effort to popularise the ideals of Bapu, actor Aamir Khan as quoted by news agency ANI said, “As creative people, there is much we can do. And, I assure the PM that we will do even more.”
Meanwhile, Aanand L. Rai was quoted by PMO twitter as saying, “We are accustomed to being known as representatives from the world of entertainment. But, you (PM Modi) have also added a spirit of responsibility to this by involving us in popularising the ideals of Gandhi Ji.”