New Delhi, November 12, 2020: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the statue of Swami Vivekananda at the national capital’s Jawaharlal Nehru University. PM Modi, while inaugurating the statue virtually from his office, also addressed the students and teachers who had assembled at the inauguration ceremony. Recalling the famous Chicago lecture of Swami Vivekananda, PM Modi exhorted the students to translate Swami Vivekananda’s dream of a prosperous and self reliant India into reality. PM Modi also said that the newly inaugurated statue at the campus is symbolic of Swami Vivekananda’s courage, compassion, vision for oneness and his intense love for the country.
Pitching the motto of Atmanirbhar Bharat at the centre stage, PM Modi said that the dream to make India self reliant and self dependent had become a part of the collective consciousness of 130 crore people of the country. He further said that India is not merely seeking self reliance in physical or material terms but also wants to be self reliant in its thoughts and culture. PM Modi also clarified that Atmanirbhar Bharat was not an inward looking goal and emphasised that India’s development and self reliance would ultimately benefit the whole world.
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Defending the recently introduced farm legislations which registered huge protests from the opposition parties and farmers across the country, PM Modi said that continuous support for the BJP in the recently concluded elections meant that the people of the country have accepted the reforms. While citing the actions taken by the government for farmers including direct cash transfer, crop insurance and increased MSP, PM Modi said that the government had pre-worked on providing financial security to farmers before introducing the reforms.
He also said that the government had been successful in proving the maxim that good reforms and good politics go hand in hand.
At the fag end of his over 30 minute speech, PM Modi also reminded the students that dedication and love towards one’s nation comes above individual’s personal ideology. Referring to the Indian independence movement where people from all hues and ideologies fought under Mahatma Gandhi for the nation’s cause, PM Modi said working towards the nation’s cause does not in anyway obliterate an individual’s personal ideology.