Narendra Modi Meets Man Who Vowed Not To Wear Footwear Till He Met The PM

22/08/2015 9:50 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) takes a selfie with a delegation of Indian people studying in the French Midi-Pyrenees region next to French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (L) as he visits the National center for space studies (CNES) on April 11, 2015 in Toulouse. Modi wraps up his two-day trip to France with a visit to the Airbus headquarters after he said on the eve he had asked France to supply his air force with 36 Rafale fighter jets, after years of wrangling over the deal. AFP PHOTO / REMY GABALDA (Photo credit should read REMY GABALDA/AFP/Getty Images)

JAIPUR — Balwant Kumawat, who had taken a vow two years ago to remain barefoot until he meets Narendra Modi, today met the Prime Minister here, and began wearing footwear after his meeting yesterday.

Two years ago, he (Kumawat, who hails from Bhailwara district) had taken the pledge of not wearing footwear until he meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was barefoot continuously since then, a PMO release said.

After his meeting with the Prime Minister, who was in the city to address the second FIPIC summit, Kumawat resumed wearing footwear, it said. The Prime Minister advised him to now devote his energies to a positive cause for nation-building.

He also urged Kumawat not to take a pledge which would cause physical discomfort, the release said.

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