NEW DELHI :
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to spiritual leaders to help popularise his Government’s ‘vocal for local’ campaign for ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ has prompted many of them to pledge their support to the cause. An official statement on Tuesday noted the public support offered by spiritual leaders such as Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Swami Awadheshanand and Devaki Nandan Thakur, besides yoga guru Ramdev, to Modi’s call.
At an event to mark the 151st birth anniversary of Jainacharya Shree Vijay Vallabh Surishwer Ji Maharaj on Monday, Modi had urged spiritual leaders to promote ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ in their preaching and interactions with their followers. Ravi Shankar said youngsters in his organistions have created an app to support the campaign as he reiterated his commitment to boost local products in day-to-day use. Ramdev also pledged support of Patanjali and his followers to the self-reliant India campaign.