NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for setting new goals and global vision for the next 25 years while stating India will have global footprints in all spheres of life when India celebrates 100 years of Independence.
“It is time to set new goals and take a new oath… After 25 years, India will celebrate 100 years of Independence… In this journey of 100 years, India’s achievements should be global, and for that our vision should also be global,” said PM Modi while addressing the inaugural ceremony of year-long joint celebrations of the 90th anniversary of the Sivagiri Pilgrimage and Golden Jubilee of Brahma Vidhyalaya.
PM Modi also said that while many countries deviated from the path of spirituality to materialism, India should not make the same mistake.
“When many countries and civilizations of the world deviated from their religions, they took the path of materialism in place of spirituality. But saints and spiritual leaders here always promoted good thoughts and practices in India,” he said.
PM Modi’s comments for India to bag global achievements and stay in touch with India’s spiritual and cultural powers came days after he laid the foundation of the World Health Organizations (WHO) Global Centre for Traditional Medicine (GCTM) in Jamnagar of Gujarat.
PM Modi had then said that countries across the globe are putting emphasis on traditional herbal systems to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that Yoga has helped people to find a mental balance by eliminating stress all over the world.
International Yoga Day is also scheduled to be celebrated on June 21. (ANI)
PM Modi kickstarts 7th
edition of Raisina 2022 dialogue
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday kickstarted the 7th edition of the annual Raisina Dialogue where ideas defining the emerging global realities, challenges, and solutions will be discussed.
The Raisina Dialogue, which is being held between April 25 and April 27, is India’s flagship conference on geopolitics and geoeconomics. It is a forum that brings together India’s friends and partners-seeking common ground where there are divergences and encouraging further collaboration in areas of convergence.
Hosted by the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the Dialogue, since its inception in 2016, has been committed to addressing the most challenging issues facing the global community.
Every year, leaders in politics, business, media, and civil society converge in New Delhi to discuss the state of the world and explore opportunities for cooperation on a wide range of contemporary matters.
This year, participants from about 100 countries have gathered at this ideas arena to share their unique perspectives, concerns, and experiences that are essential for charting important pathways, building consensus, and strengthening communities for our common future.
This dialogue, a joint endeavor between the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation, has become a venue for conversations among global leaders and thinkers across government, business, media, civil society, and academia.
The theme for this year’s Raisina Dialogue, ” Terra Nova: Impassioned, Impatient, and Imperilled,” seeks to interrogate the responses to all three watersheds.
India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said the Raisina Dialogue, since 2016, has emerged as a purposive platform to discuss pressing geopolitical issues of our times.
At the event, Ursula von der Leyen, President of, European Commission, said criticized the attack by Russia on Ukraine, saying it is against “core principles of UN Charter”.
Leyen said the core principles that underpin the peace and security across the world are at “stake”. In Asia as well as in Europe, she said, the images coming from Russia’s attack on Ukraine have shocked the world.
Referring to her visit two weeks ago in Ukraine, Leyen said “I saw with my own eyes, the bodies lined up on the ground. I saw the mass graves. I saw the scars of bombs on schools, residential houses, and hospitals. These are severe violations of international law”. (ANI)