PM Modi inaugurates Swami Vivekananda’s statue at JNU


New Delhi.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.
PM Narendra Modi said ”This statue should inspire the nation to progress with youth-led development. This is not just a statue but the symbol of ideas that was conveyed to the world. He travelled in the world with India’s cultural wealth and glory.Today the country is moving forward with the goal and resolve of self-reliant India. Today, the idea of self-reliant India is the collective consciousness of more than 130 crore Indians and has become part of our aspirations.PM Modi said that ”Earlier poor were restricted to slogans and no effort was made to connect them to the mainstream. Now poor are getting concrete houses, toilets, potable water, cheap electricity, internet all these things are provided to meet their aspirations.PM said New education policy will inculcate confidence, conviction and character among youth. NEP will ensure education to poorest of the poor. The new policy will ensure appropriate reforms when we will work honestly, and the onus lies on teachers.


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