Modi asks youth to work for modern India


 

Modi asks youth to work for modern India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the delegates during the 125th year of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address in New Delhi on Monday.  

Lauding sanitation and cleaning workers, he said they have the first right to say ”Vande Mataram”.

NEW DELHI,SEPTEMBER 11Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched for innovation and promotion of skills among youth and asked them to work for a modern India.

“The world evaluates the Swami Vivekananda-1893-09-signed.jpgcountry where it is today not what it was 5,000 years ago or during the times of Lord Rama or Buddha,” he said at an event marking the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
Vivekananda supported experimentation and innovation and the NDA government was working according to the ideals shown by him, Mr. Modi said.
The Prime Minister referred to Vivekananda’s address as 09/11 and pointed to the terror attack in the United States on September 11, 2001. The devastating terror strike might not have happened if the significance of the other 09/11 was not forgotten.
Vivekananda, Mr. Modi said, had given the message of love and brotherhood.
Mr. Modi used the occasion to speak against people who litter. He said those who do so have no right to say ”Vande Mataram”.
he crowd intermittently shouted ”Vande Mataram” as the Prime Minister spoke.
Lauding sanitation and cleaning workers, he said they have the first right to say ”Vande Mataram”.
Mr. Modi asked colleges to hold cultural events to celebrate other States and added in a light-hearted vein that he was not against celebrating days like ‘rose day’.
Students should do more. They should hold a ‘Tamil day’ in a Haryana college or a ‘Kerala day’ in a Punjab college.
“There is no better place for creativity and innovation than university campuses… There is no life without creativity. Let our creativity also strengthen our nation & fulfil the aspirations of our people,” he said.
India’s standing in the world had risen, he said, crediting ‘jan shakti’  (people’s power) for this.EOM

M K Vidyaranya

M K Vidyaranya

Senior Journalist, Executive Editor at Media World , worked as the Chief of Bureau of the Press Trust of India (PTI) national news agency’s Karnataka Unit also worked as a Senior Journalist in Vijay Times (now defunct) , Karnataka’s second largest circulated English daily.(Times of India group). My father late M R Krishnamurthy who died at the age of 81 (20 years ago) was a Freedom Fighter and Journalist who had worked for Indian Express, Kannada Prabha, Viswakarnataka, Tainadu, Janavani and other news papers. I was also editing few evening English newspapers, weeklies and fortnightlies. besides running the FAXNEWS News agency.

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