Monday January 27, 2020
Home India Prime Ministe...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembers Dayanand Saraswati on Birth Anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to prominent social reformer Swami Dayanand Saraswati on his birth anniversary and talked about his influence

0
//
Dayanand Saraswati, Twitter

New Delhi, Feb 12, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid his tributes to Swami Dayanand Saraswati on his birth anniversary and acknowledged his impact on social reform.

“Tributes to Swami Dayanand Saraswati. His noble efforts towards social reform and education continue to have a lasting impact,” the Prime Minister said.

NewsGram brings to you latest new stories in India.

Go to NewsGram and check out news related to political current issues.

Look for latest news from India in NewsGram.

Saraswati was a vedic scholar and a staunch critic of idolatry prevalent in the Hindu religion.

Throughout his life, he strove to overthrow the influence of priesthood on society and pronounced the practice as a corruption of the original teachings of the religion. (IANS)

Next Story

PM Narendra Modi Hails India’s Position in Astronomy in Mann ki Baat

Referring to the contributions of astronomy centres in places like Pune and Ooty, the prime minister commended the strides the nation has taken in the field

0
Modi advises Scientists
Prime Minister Modi tells scientists that science and technology should be used to bettering the lives of citizens. Wikimedia Commons

Speaking about the last solar eclipse of the year which happened on December 26, the prime minister Narendra Modi recalled India’s mastery over astronomy since ancient times.

In his Mann Ki Baat address to the nation, the Prime Minister mentioned the request from Ripun who hails from the northeast but is staying now in south India because of his job.

The prime minister mentioned Ripun for his request to find ways to popularise astronomy in rural areas of the country.

PM Modi
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the winter session in New Delhi, India. VOA

Referring to the contributions of astronomy centres in places like Pune and Ooty, the prime minister commended the strides the nation has taken in the field.

Also Read: Samsung, LG to Show off Latest AI Tech, Displays at CES: Report

“The eclipse reminds us that that we are travelling in space while residing on the earth…. Friends, India has an ancient and glorious history of astronomy. Our connection with the twinkling stars in the sky is as old as our civilisation. Many of you might be aware that at various places in India, there are magnificent observatories (Jantar Mantars) – which are worth seeing. And these observatories have a deep bond with astronomy. Who doesn’t know about the prodigious talent of the great Aryabhatta,” PM said. (IANS)