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India's diversity is its strength, says Modi; pays tribute to Savarkar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.   | Photo Credit: V. Sudershan

Modi remembered Veer Savarkar on his jayanti and paid tributes to the man who “spent time at the 'Kaala Pani'.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday conveyed his greetings to those celebrating Ramzan around the world in his latest edition of Mann Ki Baat. Mr. Modi said “Mann Ki Baat has connected me with every Indian, in a very special way.”

Mr. Modi said “India's diversity is our strength. We are proud that people from all faiths live in India in a harmonious manner.”

He said he was glad that people had shared experiences with him. “I said that during the holidays get out of your comfort zone, do something new,” he said.

Mr. Modi further said in his address, “I am happy to see youngsters are taking interest in lives of our freedom fighters, who spent their lives in jail.”

The Prime Minister remembered Veer Savarkar on his jayanti and paid tributes to the man who “spent time at the 'Kaala Pani'.”

He also spoke about conservation and said that we have to connect with nature to nurture a better planet. “Connecting with nature is nothing but connecting with ourselves. Nature always refreshes us. Our ancestors conserved nature, we must show the same compassion towards future generations,” Mr. Modi said.

He touched upon the topic of yoga and said “Yoga is integrating the world today. Yoga guarantees both wellness and fitness.”

Mr. Modi also said “I got a very interesting suggestion- since its 3rd Yoga Day, why not 3 generations of a family come together and practice Yoga.”

The Prime Minister also lauded Afroz Shah and the entire team for their efforts towards cleanliness in Mumbai.

Mr. Modi also touched upon the book on Mann Ki Baat. He said “Two days ago, there was a book on Mann Ki Baat that was launched at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Those working on the book interacted with me.”

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