Spiritual organizations play big role in modernization of education, health sectors: Modi

Next 25 years important for reclaiming what our society lost in hundreds of years of slavery


NEW DELHI, Jan 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the next 25 years are important for getting back what our society lost in hundreds of years of slavery.
While delivering a keynote address at the national launch ceremony of 'Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ke Ore', the Prime Minister said, "This time of Amrit Kaal is not for dreaming while sleeping, but for fulfilling resolutions by waking up. Coming 25 years are the culmination of hard work, sacrifice and austerity. This is a period of 25 years to get back what our society has lost in hundreds of years of slavery." To build a "golden future", the Prime Minister said, "we have to give our everything."
On the occasion of 'Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav' commemorating 75 years of India's independence, the Prime Minister said that "our focus should be on the future."
The Prime Minister said that it needs to be admitted that in the 75 years after independence the evil of ignoring duties and not keeping them paramount has entered the national life. He noted that during this period, we only spent time talking and fighting about rights.
He stressed that talk of rights, to some extent, maybe correct, in some circumstances but forgetting one's duties completely has played a major role in keeping India weak. The Prime Minister urged everyone to "light a lamp in the heart of every citizen of the country - the lamp of duty. Together, we will take the country forward on the path of duty, then the evils prevailing in the society will also be removed and the country will reach new heights".
The Prime Minister regretted the tendency to tarnish the image of India, even at the international level.
"We cannot get away from this by saying that this is just politics. This is not politics, this is the question of our country. today, when we are celebrating the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, it is also our responsibility that the world should know India properly", he emphasized.
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that spiritual organisations play an important role in modernization of various sectors like technology, infrastructure, education, health among others.
"We have to keep our culture, our civilization, our 'sanskars' alive to preserve and promote our spirituality and diversity. At the same time, the systems of technology, infrastructure, education, health have to be continuously modernized. In these efforts of the country, spiritual organizations like Brahmakumaris play an big role," the Prime Minister said while delivering a keynote address at the national launch ceremony of 'Azadi Ke Amrit Mahotsav se Swarnim Bharat Ke Ore' via video conferencing. He further expressed happiness over the contributions of Brahmakumaris towards education, health and agriculture besides spirituality.
"For Amrit Mahotsav, you have set various goals. These efforts of your will give the country a new energy and a new power," the Prime Minister said.
Lauding the efforts of Brahmakumaris, PM Modi also said, "Brahmakumaris have played a key role in reducing carbon emissions by switching to solar-powered kitchens that stands as an example and inspiration to protect our environment."
The program unveiled yearlong initiatives dedicated to Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav by the Brahma Kumaris, which include more than 30 campaigns and over 15000 programs and events.
During the event, Prime Minister flagged off seven initiatives of Brahma Kumaris. These include My India Healthy India, Aatmanirbhar Bharat: Self Reliant Farmers, Women: Flag Bearers of India, Power of Peace Bus Campaign, Andekha Bharat Cycle Rally, United India Motor Bike Campaign and green initiatives under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Founded in India in 1937, Brahma Kumaris has spread to over 130 countries. The event is being held on the occasion of the 53rd Ascension Anniversary of Pitashree Prajapita Brahma, Founding Father of Brahma Kumaris. (ANI)

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