Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed more than 1,000 students in New Delhi on the ocassion of the 125th year of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address at the World’s Parliament of Religion.
Here are the highlights from PM Modi's speech-
India is changing, India's standing at the global stage is rising and this is due to Jan Shakti: PM
There is no life without creativity. Let our creativity also strengthen our nation & fulfil the aspirations of our people: PM
There is no better place for creativity and innovation than university campuses: PM
We have to fulfil the dreams of Gandhi, Bhagat Singh-PM
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We have to encourage creativity instead robot: PM
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Student organisations should give more importance to cleanliness during poll campaigns: PM
There is no dearth of talent in country-PM
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Swami Vivekananda had given the concept of 'One Asia.' He said that the solutions to the world's problems will come from Asia: PM
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We will have to give more priority on skill development: PM
Skill is more imprtanbt than certficate: PM
Both knowledge and skills are equally important: PM
The correspondence between Swami Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata will show the concern Swami JI had towards India's self-reliance: PM
I want to specially mention all those people who are working tirelessly to keep India clean-PM
We cannot litter our locality and say 'Vande Mataram': PM Modi
We have no right to soil places whether we take part in sanitation or not: PM
Do we have right to chant 'Vande Mataram' -PM
Vande Mataram gave me goose bumps: PM
Swami Vivekananda did not believe in sermonising. His ideas & idealism paved way for an institutional framework via Ramakrishna Mission: PM
More than being in search of a Guru, Swami Vivekananda was in search of the truth: PM
Swami Vivekananda said that only rituals will not connect an individual to divinity...he said 'Jan Seva is Prabhu Seva' : PM
Swami Vivekananda raised his voice against the social evils that has entered our society: PM
The 9/11 of 1893 was about love, harmony and brotherhood: PM
Just with a few words, a youngster from India won over the world and showed the world the power of oneness: PM Narendra Modi
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Today is 9/11...this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which we remember: PM
Inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, we are working tirelessly towards realising the dreams & aspirations of our youth.
Swami Vivekananda strongly believed in the power of Yuva Shakti. He saw a vital place for youngsters in the realm of nation building.
As a part of the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay centenary celebrations which will continue to September 25, an event titled ‘Young India, New India: A Resurgent Nation, from Sankalp to Siddhi’ is being organised by the Deendayal Research Institute (DRI) and supported by the Culture Ministry.
“Tomorrow I look forward to addressing a gathering of students on the theme of Young India, New India’,” Modi had tweeted.
The convention of students is being held on a day Vivekananda delivered his historic address at Chicago in 1893, he noted.
“This year, we are marking 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address and Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya centenary celebrations,” the prime minister said in another tweet.
He said Vivekananda strongly believed in the power of “Yuva Shakti’ (youth power) and saw a vital place for youngsters in the realm of nation-building.
“Inspired by the ideals of Swami Vivekananda, we are working tirelessly towards realising the dreams and aspirations of our youth,” the prime minister said.
With PTI inputs