PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to 9/11 attack victims

"On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic speech in Chicago & won many hearts & minds," wrote PM Narendra Modi in his tweet.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 11, 2016 5:57 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered the “contrasting images” of 2001 terror attack in New York and Swami Vivekanada’s historic speech in Chicago in 1893 in which he had talked about universal brotherhood and harmony.

On Septemeber 11, 2001, terrorist associated with the terrorist organissation al-Qaeda hijacked four American arilines and carried out suicide attacks on pre determined tragets in United States– which included the world trade centre, the Pentagon and the White house.

Two of the hijacked planes were flown into the twin tower of the wold trade centre in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon, on the outskirts of Washington DC and the fourth plane crashed in the a field in Pennsylvania, before it could reach its intended target. Over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in the New York City and Washington DC, including over 400 police officers and fire fighters.

The following are the tweets sent out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks  

“11th September…two contrasting images come to the mind. Today we pay tributes to all those who lost their lives in gruesome 9/11 attacks.

“On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic speech in Chicago & won many hearts & minds,” Modi wrote in tweets.

He said Swami Vivekananda’s speech in Chicago had “demonstrated the strength of India’s rich culture & the power of universal brotherhood and harmony.”

On this day in 2001, terrorists used planes as missiles to carry out attacks at the iconic Twin Towers of World Trade Center and three other places.