Prime Minister Narendra Modi during international conclave on ‘Globalising Indian Thought’, at IIM Kozhikode, on Thursday said that “Indian thought is vibrant and diverse. It is constant and evolving.” “For centuries we have welcomed the world to our land. Our civilisation has prospered when many could not. Why? Because one finds peace and harmony here,” he said.
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils and dedicates a full-size statue of Swami Vivekananda, in front of the MDC complex of the IIM Kozhikode (Kerala), via video-conferencing. pic.twitter.com/3o2IvIMyhw
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PM Modi added that “It is no coincidence that we are talking about globalising Indian thought at a time when a life-sized statue of Swami Vivekananda finds a special place on this campus. Who can forget the contribution of Swami Vivekananda in globalising Indian thought.”
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Adding, PM Modi sadi, “Broadly, there are certain ideals that have remained central to Indian values. They are- compassion, harmony, justice, service and openness.” Reminding Mahatma Gandhi, PM said that “In the 20th century, Mahatma Gandhi championed these ideals and this contributed to India’s freedom. At the same time, they gave strength to millions outside.”
“In a world seeking to break free from mindless hate, violence, conflict and terrorism, the Indian way of life offers rays of hope. The Indian way of conflict avoidance is not by brute force but the power of dialogue,” PM Modi said.
Furthermore, PM Modi said that “In a world seeking to break free from mindless hate, violence, conflict and terrorism, Indian way of life offers rays of hope. Indian way of conflict avoidance isn’t by brute force but power of dialogue.” “The IIM community is one of the brightest but one of the most busy group of people. The excellent work prospects also bring with it stressful routines. I would urge them all to devote time to Yoga. You will see the positive difference it brings,” he added.
“Even while most western countries took decades to give voting rights to women, the makers of our Constitution ensured women had voting rights from the very first day,” PM said.