PM Modi slips on the stairs at Atal Ghat in Kanpur, video goes viral

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A video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi slipping and falling down the stairs has gone viral on the social media on Saturday (December 14).

In the video, the prime minister, who was at Atal Ghat near the Ganga barrage to assess works under the Namami Gange project, is seen stumbling and falling down as he climbs up the stairs. The security guards who were with the prime minister reach to his aid and help him get up.

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Modi on Saturday chaired the first meeting of the National Ganga Council and reviewed the ambitious Namami Gange project.

The Namami Gange project was launched in 2014 to clean and rejuvenate the Ganges river. The Kanpur stretch of the river is considered the most polluted segment of the Ganges.

After the launch of the Namami Gange project, 13 out of 16 major drains in Kanpur have been completely tapped, and sewage and industrial effluents have been diverted to treatment plants.

The prime minister was received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries at the Chakeri airport. The PM chaired the meeting of the council at Chandra Shekhar Azad Agriculture University. He reviewed the work completed under the project so far and exchanged notes on cleaning River Ganga with dignitaries, officials said.

The meeting chaired by the Prime Minister was attended by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Union ministers Prakash Javadekar, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Dr Harsh Vardhan, RK Singh, Prahlad Patel, Mansukh Mandavia and Hardeep Singh Puri attended the meeting along with several officers from the Centre and the states.

Prime Minister Modi also visited a Namami Gange Mission exhibition, showcasing the works done for the cleanliness of the river. Later, accompanied by the two chief ministers and other dignitaries, Modi visited Atal Ghat near the Ganga barrage to assess work completed so far under the project.

During a cruise for half-an-hour, the Prime Minister waved at people standing on the river bank.

The Prime Minister’s Office had earlier tweeted that Modi will chair the first meeting of the National Rejuvenation, Protection and Management of River Ganga Council in Kanpur.

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