Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met a delegation of Muslim Ulemas and intellectuals and hailed the Indian youth for resisting radicalization.
PM Modi asserted that the country's culture, traditions and social fabric will never allow the nefarious designs of the terrorists or their sponsors to succeed
He told the delegation that it was "our collective responsibility" to take this heritage forward, a PMO statement said here.
“The delegation congratulated the Prime Minister on the steps taken by the Union government for inclusive growth, socio-economic and educational empowerment of all sections of the society including Minorities,” the statement said.
“The Prime Minister said that youth in India has successfully resisted radicalization, which has affected several parts of the world today,” it said.
The delegation had an inclusion of Imam Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, Chief Imam of All India Organisation of Imams of Mosques, AMU Vice Chancelleor Lt Gen (Retd) Zameeruddin Shah and Jamia Millia Vice Chancellor Talat Ahmed. PM Modi gave the credit to long, shared heritage of the people.
PM also stressed on importance of education and skill development, which is the key to gainful employment, and upliftment from poverty.