Mawlana Hazar Imam called upon Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 21 February as part of his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to India.

During the meeting, Mawlana Hazar Imam and Prime Minister Modi discussed areas of mutual interest and cooperation.

A current focus of Prime Minister Modi is the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (or Clean India Mission) campaign, which aims to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean and hygienic India. In April 2017, AKDN was awarded the India Sanitation Coalition prize for a model of integrated block-level sanitation. The initiative aims to improve access to water and sanitation for 100,000 families.

Earlier in the day, Hazar Imam met with the Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, after which they both presided over the inauguration of Sunder Nursery.