New Delhi: During his one-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, on February 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Mangal Kewat, the rickshaw puller who had sent his daughter’s wedding invite to the PM. Also Read - 'Let's make India COVID-19-free', PM Modi to BJP Workers on Party's 40th Foundation Day
The Prime Minister enquired about the health and well-being of Mangal Kewat and his family and also commended him on his contribution to the Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan. Also Read - Fire Breaks Out in Chennai as People Burn Crackers in Response to PM's Call, No Deaths or Injuries Reported
It is important to note that inspired by PM Modi, Mangal Kewat has taken to cleaning the Ganga banks in his village on his own. Also Read - Responding to PM Modi’s Call, Citizens Light Candles, Show Collective Resolve to Fight COVID-19
Mangal Kewat had earlier expressed happiness after receiving a congratulatory letter by the Prime Minister for his daughter’s wedding.
“We had sent the first invitation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I personally handed it over at the PMO in Delhi. On February 8, we received the congratulatory letter from PM Modi, which has excited us,” Mangal Kewat had told ANI on Saturday.
Mangal Kewat’s wife, Renu Devi and he himself had expressed the desire to meet PM Modi during his Varanasi visit.