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.

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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