New Delhi: On the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens and organisations to take a lead in the movement to end the disease.

“In the spirit of this year’s World Tuberculosis Day theme of ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world’, I urge citizens and organisations to take the lead in the movement to end TB,’ Modi said.

A TB-free world is a wonderful service to humanity, he stated, adding that the government was working in a mission mode to make India TB-free. ‘While the world has set a target of 2030 for TB elimination, we in India want to become TB-free by 2025,’ the Prime Minister said.