Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Home Uncategorized Unity in diversity pride of India: Modi

Unity in diversity pride of India: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday described diversity as the pride of India and the key to development.

In his “Mann ki Baat” radio address, Modi also said he was excited about inaugurating an Ambedkar Bhavan in London next month.

In his nearly half-hour speech, the prime minister did not mention any of the recent incidents of violence including the lynching of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh over rumours that he ate beef.

But he underlined that India was a diverse country, “and this diversity is the pride of India… Peace, harmony and unity… these are the key to development”.

Modi also recalled Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, whose birth anniversary falls on October 31, and said he made a huge contribution to India’s unity.

“He had a dream for a united India, and he succeeded in doing that geographically.”

The prime minister added that the ‘mantra’ of unity should “constantly be a part of our thought, behaviour and expressions”.

Modi said the government had bought the house where B.R. Ambedkar used to live in London.

“I will be making a trip to Britain a day after Diwali. I am looking forward to my trip. I’ll inaugurate the Ambedkar Bhavan in London, which is now the Indian government’s property,” he said.

“For the Dalits, oppressed, poor, who spend their lives with difficulties, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Bhavan will be an inspiration that with will power all difficulties can be overcome,” he said.

Modi said governments in India provide scholarships to students from Dalit, tribal and backward communities to study abroad.

“The government of India and state governments give scholarship to bright students who want to go abroad for studies. The Indian government also encourages such Dalit youth,” he said.

(IANS)

STAY CONNECTED

19,517FansLike
362FollowersFollow
1,773FollowersFollow

Most Popular

The Modern Concept Of ‘Fusion Mithais’: Here’s All You Need To Know

Any celebration in India is incomplete without a box of 'mithai'. Laddoo, barfi, gulab jamun, halwa, etc are age-old recipes that are staples in...

The Rise Of Lifestyle Medicines Sector In India

Lifestyle medicines seek to address daily life health issues and work towards improving the overall well-being of individuals and societies. Regular consumption of these...

Surge In Afghan Civilian Casualties: UN Report

A UN report on Wednesday showed that at least 573 Afghan civilians were killed and 1,210 others wounded in the first three months of...

Social Distancing, Mask Wearing By 60% People May Curb Covid Outbreak: Study

Coronavirus' viral outbreaks can be prevented if at least 60 percent of people start wearing masks, and maintain social distancing, according to a study."...

Women Must Have Decision-Making Power Over Their Bodies: UN

The U.N. Population Fund called on nations Wednesday to respect bodily autonomy as a universal right, saying too many women and girls are denied...

93% Companies In India Looking To Fill Open Roles Internally: Report

According to LinkedIn's Future of Talent report, more than 9 in 10 (93 percent) companies in India are looking to fill open roles internally...

67% Urban Indians Plan To Increase Online Shopping

YouGov's latest research reveals that two-thirds of urban Indians (67 percent) plan to increase the use of online shopping or delivery services once the...

The Art Of Letting Go And Returning To ‘Zero State’ For Spiritual Awareness

Contemporary and internationally respected spiritual teacher Nithya Shanti unveils the art of letting go and returning to a 'zero state', a state of mind...

Recent Comments