Amongst monks, PM Narendra Modi calls himself ‘ghar ka ladka’

Swami Subirananda said Modi was recharged and refreshed after the meeting.

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Published:May 10, 2015 3:13 pm
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Expressing his deep affinity with monks of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told them that he was their ‘ghar la ladka’ (boy of the house). When he went to meet Swami Atmasthananda, president of the order at a Kolkata hospital last evening, he was greeted with a flower bouquet to which Modi said he was one amongst the monks and should not be accorded a grand welcome.

“‘Ghar la ladka agar ghar aaya hai to uska swagat kiya jata hai kya?’ (If a boy comes to his house do you welcome him?),” Swami Subirananda, assistant secretary of the Math quoted the PM as having told them. Referring to Swami Atmasthananda as his ‘Guruji’, Modi told the monks and authorities of the hospital run by the Mission, “‘Aap log mere Guruji ki seva kar rahe ho. Unka dhyan rakhna’ (You all are serving my ‘Guruji’. Take care of him).”

Swami Subirananda said Modi was recharged and refreshed after the meeting. “He always keeps in touch with the Math authorities. He cherishes and follows the ideals of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda,” he said.

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    BP MOHANTY
    May 11, 2015 at 6:36 am
    With Thakur Ramkrishna's blessings PM Modi will serve our country effectively.
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      deepak
      May 11, 2015 at 6:37 pm
      Looks like a Bhakt is hurt by a sensible criticism.
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        Hans Raj
        May 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm
        Very rightly said, Prashant. A Hindu never initiate crime. But when walled, we have to react. Islam and Muslim have become syn. of hate , Killing and violence. It is the result of great patience that c.Muslim are safest in India. Everywhere , they are being killed by their own people- in tha neme of Shia-Sunni, Khoja- Non Khoja, Ahmedia and Sunni et
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          khaja
          May 11, 2015 at 10:25 am
          He (Modi) cherishes and follows the ideals of Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda,” he (Swami Subirananda) said. But we studied and learned is neither Sri Ramkrishna nor Swami Vivekananda taught to be hatemongers, they didn't have any allegations of supervision of 2000 killing and got clean chit. Are these ideals of those Mahapurush ? NO. rather, follower of Hegdewar,Golwalkar whose records are well known to the world. Simply deceiving the world with false statements and smile will not last long...
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            Indan
            May 12, 2015 at 2:22 am
            I , me , myself
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              Re
              May 11, 2015 at 9:14 pm
              I pity Ramakrishna and Vivekananda. The monks of the math should introspect whether their leaders would cherish the love of this man.
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                Sanjay Bhattacharya
                May 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm
                Modi is an incarnation of God. I am sure sure about it. See his life story and you will have to believe that things were pre-planned by God that this poor boy from Gujarat would once become the most por PM of India to make sea change in the lives of the poor people of this country.
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                  Curious onlooker
                  May 12, 2015 at 8:14 am
                  He should have sta that way as Ghar ka ladka.
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