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November 17, 2019

Modi-Xi meet: PM begins day with exercise, clearing litter

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Ahead of his second round of informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, PM Modi took a refreshing walk along the scenic coast in Mahabalipuram on Saturday.

He also took to plogging at a beach on Saturday morning and called on people to “ensure our public places are clean and tidy.”


The exercise lasted over 30 minutes. “Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes. Also handed over my ‘collection’ to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff. Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy! Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy,” Modi’s tweeted along with a 3-minute video of him cleaning up the beach.

WATCH: Modi clearing the beach of litter


Prime Minister Modi had earlier too spoken in favour of the exercise which not only keeps the body healthy but helps the environment.

During his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address on September 29, the prime minister had said that the government will be organising several two-km-long runs to promote plogging across the country starting October 2.

Both the leaders are holding their second round of their informal summit on Saturday, which will be followed by delegation-level talks.

After the talks, Modi will host a lunch in the honour of the visiting dignitary. Following this, Xi will then proceed to Chennai where he will depart for a two-day state visit to Nepal.

— With inputs from ANI

All photographs: @narendramodi/Twitter

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