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Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Vande Mataram Should Go Hand In Hand With Social Good: PM Modi

Vande Mataram Should Go Hand In Hand With Social Good: PM Modi

Modi stressed on his Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and said that Indians do not have the right to chant Vande Mataram if they go on to spit paan and throw garbage on roads. I want to ask young people - do we respect women? Emotions of patriotism fills my heart.

Vande Mataram: PM Modi surprised all when he conveyed a tough love message to the students gathered for the occasion on whether they have the right to chant Vande Mataram.

The West Bengal government refused to follow the orders of the University Grants Commission in which asked all the vice chancellors of universities and heads of higher educational institutions to provide the facility to teachers and students to see the Prime Minister's address on September 11. "With just a few words, a youngster from India won over the world and showed the world the power of oneness".

"The bottom line is that we expect the Prime Minister to not only preach but also practise in letter and spirit the message, the theme, the true "aatman" of what Swami Vivekananda said", Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told reporters here.

The Congress president said the views which Swami Vivekananda spoke of in his 1893 address were still relevant today.

Even though Vivekananda was called in to Chicago to represented India and Hinduism at the Parliament of the World's Religions, he didn't make attempts to showcase his faith as superior to others. He said, the world evaluates the country where it is today not what it was five thousand years ago.

Modi said, more than being in search of a Guru, Swami Vivekananda was in search of the truth.

Modi also instilled his belief of a Cleaner India on the progressiveness and awareness of the youth, and their willingness to work for the cause.

Emphasising that Vivekananda's historic September 11 address in the United States was a message of love and brotherhood, the prime minister said that the devastating 9/11 terror strike might not have happened if the significance of his speech had not been forgotten. "Let our creativity also strengthen our nation and fulfill the aspirations of our people", he said.

Cheers, protest mark Modi address in city: Loud cheers and protests marked the Prime Minister Modi's speech at Senate Hall in Manasagangothri, here this morning. Using his oratorical skills, PM Modi put Vivekanand's century-old speech in a modern context for the youths, who were keenly listening to their leader. The Prime Minister said that India is changing, India's standing at the global stage is rising and this is due to Jan Shakti.

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