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Toilets first, temples later: PM

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Agent_47, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Agent_47

    Agent_47 Admin - Blog Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Modi says those who keep the country clean are its real sons and daughters

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    Paying tributes to Swami Vivekananda on the anniversary of his speech at the World Congress of Religions in Chicago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday juxtaposed it with the 9/11 terror attack in the U.S., saying the World Trade Center tragedy would not have taken place had the message of love and brotherhood of the speech been understood.

    The Prime Minister was speaking at a function attended by student groups in Vigyan Bhavan here to mark the anniversary of Vivekananda’s speech in Chicago in 1893.

    “Before 2001, the world did not know the significance of 9/11. It is our fault that we forgot the significance of ‘our 9/11’. Had we remembered it, there would have been no 9/11 in 2001,” he said.

    “Before the 2001 attacks, there was another 9/11 made famous by a young man from this country, who, wearing saffron robes, entered Chicago. Swami Vivekananda never tired of showcasing India’s culture, talents and qualities. More than being in search of a guru, Swami Vivekananda was in search of the truth.”

    Public service
    Referring to Vivekananda’s teachings, the Prime Minister highlighted the fact that the saint was never afraid to speak his mind and prioritised public service over ritualism.

    Pooja paath se Bhagwan nahin miltey, sewa karo toh prabhu prapt hotey hain[you do not come close to God by rituals and prayers, but by serving the people],” the Prime Minister said.

    Mr. Modi spoke of his government’s sanitation drive, Swachh Bharat, as an example of ways in which public service and patriotism could be demonstrated.

    As Vigyan Bhavan reverberated with chants of Vande Mataram, Mr. Modi said, “Do we even have the right to chant Vande Mataram today? I know my question will hurt some people, but how can we chant Vande Mataram while at the same time soiling the nation with paan [betel] spittle? Those who keep the country clean are the real sons and daughters of the nation.”

    “We have to build shauchalaya [toilets] before devalaya [temples],” he added.

    Innovation important
    Mr. Modi said that Vivekananda was all for innovation and experimentation, and university campuses were the best sites for these.

    He asked colleges to hold cultural events to celebrate other States, and added in a light-hearted vein that he was not against celebrating days such as Rose Day (when members of the opposite sex expressed a liking for each other by exchanging roses, a ritual that has come under attack from right-wing groups).

    “There is no life without creativity. Let our creativity also strengthen our nation and fulfil the aspirations of our people,” the Prime Minister added.

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    No one have time to report this kind of quotes. :dude:
     
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  2. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    First learn to serve the 40% who voted for you, rather than trying to appease the rest 60%.

    Because in 2019, it would be those ignored 40% , whom you will be countingb on to win.
     
  3. lca-fan

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  4. Guynextdoor

    Guynextdoor Lt. Colonel SENIOR MEMBER

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    wrong- he is appeasing 6% not 60% (Ambani/ Adani etc.)
     
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    Wolfpack Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    It will trickle down, I recently traveled to Shiridi From Hyderabad by train and later went around Nashik etc. in Car, i didnt see any people squatting in fields with Lotas every morning as was the scene some years ago a regular feature,if you traveled by train earlier you would have see ,people squatting near fields or railway tracks with lotas.
    So my guess, is "Swacch Bharat Abhiyan" its working, its trickling down little by little, will take time, but you can see the changes on ground already/
     
  6. SpArK

    SpArK SorCeroR Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Its not appeasement.

    Somebody needs to start the movement towards good sanitation culture somewhere down the line..

    Its not about vote anymore.. Country first.
     
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    Levina Admin- Social media Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Fine them Rs 1000 and they will learn how to control their urge in just few months.:rolleyes2:
    Trust me this will work better than any kinda awareness and cleanliness campaign.
     
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    Scotlander Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    This is Fake, not of Lucknow Metro.

     
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    As on Date

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