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Indian way of life offers rays of hope: PM Modi

Indian way of life offers rays of hope: PM Modi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jan 2020, 07:22 pm

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that in a world seeking to break free from mindless hate, violence, conflict and terrorism, the Indian way of life offers rays of hope.

Mr Modi said that the Indian way of conflict avoidance is not by brute force but the power of dialogue.

The PM, while addressing students at IIM Kozhikode through video conferencing said, "Indian thought has given a lot to the world and has the potential to contribute even more. It has the potential to solve some of the most leading challenges our planet faces."

''Indian thought is vibrant and diverse. It is constant and evolving,'' the PM said.

"Where there is openness, respect for different opinions, innovation is natural. The innovative zeal of Indians is drawing the world to India," said the PM.

Mr Modi said 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.

''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,'' the PM said.

"Women are a manifestation of dignity. The clarion call for women empowerment century after century by Indian thought leaders. The Bhakti Saints and the roles of Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar are unforgettable," said the PM in his address.

"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," he said.

''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.Broadly, there are certain ideals that have remained central to Indian values. They are- compassion, harmony, justice, service and openness,'' Mr Modi said.

"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," said the PM.

Indian way of life offers rays of hope: PM Modi

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