India's human values can bring lasting solution to tragedies: Modi
(Sourced from PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the world has now realized that a permanent solution to tragedies, like the 9/11 terror attack, would be found through India's human values. He said that 9/11 is a date that is remembered for the attack on humanity and it has taught many things to the world.
Modi was speaking after inaugurating via video conference the Sardardham Bhavan complex in Ahmedabad, where job aspirants and students would be given training. He also performed the bhoomi pujan of Sardardham Phase-II Kanya Chhatralaya, a girls' hostel. "Today is September 11, that is 9/11, a date in the history of the world that is also known for attacks on humanity," he said.
"This same date also taught a lot to the whole world," the Prime Minister further said. "It was on September 11, 1893, when on the occasion of the Parliament of the World's Religions held in Chicago, Swami Vivekananda stood on the global stage and introduced to the world the human values of India," he said.
"Today, the world is realizing that the lasting solution to tragedies like the two-decades-old 9/11 will be (found) through these values of humanity," the Prime Minister said. "Also, if we need to remember lessons learned from these terrorist attacks, then we also need to keep making efforts for human values with full faith," Modi added.
Modi announced setting up a chair for Tamil studies dedicated to Tamil poet Subramania Bharati on the occasion of his death anniversary. "The chair will be organized in the Arts Faculty of Banaras Hindu University," he said. "The vision of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat that Sardar saheb carried, the same philosophy is shining with full divinity in Tamil writings of Mahakavi Bharati," he said.