India will be ‘Visvaguru' to world: Modi

Interactiing with civil society at Fiji Technical University in Suva, the Prime Minister said India has a responsibility towards the world at large.

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:07 am IST

Published - November 19, 2014 06:00 pm IST - Suva

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a function in the Fiji National University in Suva on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a function in the Fiji National University in Suva on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India would play the role of ‘Visvaguru’ or teacher to the world and would use the strengths of its democracy and young population to benefit mankind.

Modi said the coming age would be the age of knowledge, and India would once again perform the role of “Visvaguru“.

In his remarks during an interaction with civil society at Fiji Technical University in Suva, the Prime Minister who was here on a day’s visit, said India has a responsibility towards the world at large.

Modi said it was essential to keep adding to the knowledge base, and to keep up the pace of new discoveries and inventions.

He said our ancient sages had spoken of India’s global responsibility, and the coming “Gyan Yug” would see India play a pivotal role, using the strengths of its democracy and demographic dividend.

He said the government was giving priority to skill development so that these strengths could be leveraged for the benefit of the whole world.

He also talked about ending the digital divide, saying we have to prepare for the future to help the world.

Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Fiji since Indira Gandhi traveled there in 1981.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.