He said art should not remain restricted to the walls of rich people but become the strength of the society. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the new building of the Bombay Art Society in suburban Bandra, he said empty space at railway platforms can be used to allow budding  artists to display their skills. This, he said can also be used to spread social messages.

"Art", PM Modi said, "Has better appeal than speeches". He cited any art on the issue of sanitation and cleanliness will have more appeal than speeches made by people. He also called for developing 'digital version' of creative works so that future generations can understand the process by which a piece of art is created.

"When we say art, A stands for ageless, R stands for Race, Region and religionless and T stands for Timeless...Art is ageless, religionless and timeless", PM Modi cited.

He said art should not be dependent on the State for support and funding, but on the other hand it should be honoured by the State.

"Last time I spoke in my Mann ki Baat programme that artists are giving their time and through their artworks, are changing the whole ambience of railway stations in the country,” the Prime Minister added.

"This is not a government scheme and neither any budget allocated for that. But, artists have taken it upon themselves and it is having such a good effect. More than giving speech on 'Swacch Bharat' it better to create art works that would inspire people keep India clean," PM Modi said.

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