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Greet Modi with books, not bouquets!

DNMUM392602 | 7/17/2017 | Author : Sumit Kumar | WC :481 | India

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New Delhi: Books or ‘khadi’ handkerchiefs will replace bouquets that are presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to greet him during his domestic trips, the government has said.
The PM had recently appealed to people that they should give books instead of bouquets as greetings to push reading and knowledge. The PM had also said that ‘khadi’ products as gifts can provide employment to a large number of underprivileged people.
The Union Home Ministry issued directions to all states, UTs and establishments on July 12 that no bouquet be presented to the PM during his tours in India. The missive under the title “arrangements during visits for the Prime Minister within India” says: “...at the best a flower along with a
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