Some people want to divide India, but youth are giving them fitting reply: PM Modi on National Youth Day

Let us work to make India free from open defecation and make the visions of Swami Vivekanand real by achieving 'Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat,' said Modi.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: January 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that some people are trying to divide the country, but added that the youth is giving them a fitting reply. The Prime Minister was addressing a programme being organised in Belagavi on the occasion of National Youth Day and Sarva Dharma Sabha.

Remembering Swami Vivekanand on his birth anniversary, the PM said that there was a lot of propaganda against India in the Western world that Swami Vivekananda proved wrong and raised his voice against social evils.

Addressing the programme through video conferencing, the PM urged the attendees to work for reaching the ideals of New India in various scopes of life, be it education, health, cleanliness, digital literacy or even in the development of renewable sources of energy. Modi urged people to work to make Indian villages free from open defecation in next two years by creating awareness at their level. Modi said, “let us work to make India free from open defecation” and make the visions of Swami Vivekanand real by achieving ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.’

Earlier in the day, Modi also addressed Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida on the occasion of the inaugural programme of the 22nd National Youth Festival. Addressing the participants, Modi said the youth of today should become job creators and think out of the box, for which the government is willing to hand-hold them for setting up start-ups. He added, “Do not worry. Move ahead, take the first step. The government is with  you.” Referring to the Centre’s Mudra scheme, Skill India and Startup India funds, Modi said there were enough platforms to help young entrepreneurs think out of the box and begin something new.

(with inputs from PTI)

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  1. Manoj
    Jan 13, 2018 at 6:34 am
    Beyond doubt, it is you, your party and affiliates who are out to disembowel this country. Your quoting of Swami Vivekananda without adequate knowledge of his views is ignorance. In his Lectures, the Swami has said, “You have always to remember that because a little social custom is going to be changed, you are not going to lose your religion not at all. There was a time in this very India, when, without eating beef, no Brahmin could remain a Brahmin you read in the Vedas how, when a Sanyasin, a King or a great man came into a house, the best bullock was killed, how in time it was found that as we were an agricultural race, killing the best bulls meant annihilation of the race. Therefore, the practice was stopped and a voice was raised against the killing of the cow”. (Advaita Ashram, 1997, in Reply to the welcome address at Madurai, 1897). Are you now willing to abandon your obsession with veneration of the cow, or is your ignorance, egotism and arrogance still blinding you!
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    1. Paramjeet Paul
      Jan 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm
      Failed/failure on all fronts, fake video' fake encounters, fake surgical strikes, anti-farmer, anti Nationalists, time and again attacking /abusing , accusing, blaming of 70 rules of Opposition Congress Painting saffron / poisonous color on TOILETS/ POLICE STATION, Minorities placed of worships LIARS LIARS, LIARS, pants on fire ...... dishonest, corrupt, criminal , communal mindset BJP' Hindu' worst of the worst in the world HATE MOGERS traitors... thugs
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      1. Devendra Mohanty
        Jan 12, 2018 at 9:00 pm
        You, your government and your party will end up dividing the country with your ic policies and announcements. Don't blame others.
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        1. michal saminathan
          Jan 12, 2018 at 8:39 pm
          Youth have not yet given reply. Otherwise you won't be there where you are now. you have totally messed up all ins utions and dismantled good ones and brought foolish people and messy system
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          1. Jigsaw Kemerton
            Jan 12, 2018 at 7:25 pm
            You F_U_C_K_I_N_G GAYLORD Modi, it is you and your cronies who are dividing India into pieces with your F_U_C_K_I_N_G HINDUTVA ideology and hatred. With your obsession with Hindutva EXTREMISM and FUNDAMENTALISM, you and your cronies have unleashed TERRORISM. With your obsession with Hindi, you are making non-Hindi speakers insecure. India, as long as you are in power, will be breaking up into pieces. You are a MOTHER F_U_C_K_I_N_G moron and a B_A_S_T_A_R_D.
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