Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not forget to meet his ‘trolley man’ friend Mangala Prasad Kewat in his parliamentary constituency during his visit to the city on Sunday.
PM was here to inaugurate and lay foundation of several projects, worth of crores of rupees. He also unveiled a larger than life size statue of RSS ideologue Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and attended a spiritual event at Jangambadi Math. Besides, he also inaugurated an exhibition of ‘One District One Product’ scheme at DDU Trade Facilitation Centre, Bada Lalpur on the occasion.
Before leaving the city, PM invited Kewat, resident of his adopted Domari village, for a meeting at DDU-TFC separately. PM also enquired about Kewat’s newly wedded daughter and son-in-law, and asked why not he brought them with him. Kewat was overwhelmed with PM’s friendly gesture. He told him (PM) that his son-in-law works at tehsil as an operator. PM appreciated his dedication to ‘swachhata’ (cleanliness) campaign and asked him to connect more people in this campaign.
Inspired by the PM’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign, Kewat regularly goes alone for cleaning the Ganga ghats and his village. He earns his living by operating rickshaw trolley. He has a daughter and two sons. The wedding ceremony of his daughter was held on February 12.
Kewat had also sent his daughter’s wedding invite to the PM. Responding to his invitation, PM too sent a letter congratulating him on the wedding of his daughter, and conveying his blessings and best wishes to the newly wedded couple. It was Kewat’s second meeting with the PM. Earlier, he had met the PM at DDU-TFC on July 6, 2019.