Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon people across the country to build a New India taking inspiration from the life of Swami Vivekananda.
Addressing a programme to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s historic Chicago speech through video conferencing from New Delhi, Mr Modi said, the philosophy of Ek Bharat, Sreshtha Bharat is the essence of Swami Vivekanand address.
The function was organized by Sri Ramakrishna Math at Coimbatore.
Appreciating the contributions of youth, Prime Minister said, Swami Vivekananda firmly believed that the future of India depended on youth and he is happy to see that today’s youth are marching ahead with a sense of mission.
He said, new techniques in different areas have boosted the confidence of country and future of India depends on youth. Mr Modi said, this celebration shows the impact of Swamiji’s address and how Indian thoughts and philosophy found its rightful place.
He said, Swami Vivekananda has given the mantra of believing in self-confidence and love the country. He said, with this vision of Swami Vivekanandji, India is going forward with full self-confidence.
Mr Modi said, today, when India launches a hundred satellites at one go and the world discusses Mangalyaan and Gaganyaan then it increases the self-confidence of the country further.
He said, the government is working hard to increase the self-confidence of the poor, the deprived and the under-privileged. The impact of this can be seen in the confidence of our young people and our daughters.
Prime Minister said, recently, in the Asian games, India’s players have shown their confidence and hard work and made the country proud. He said, the record crop production in the country today shows the same attitude in the farmers.
The Prime Minister said the Government has opened the doors of the banks for youth who want to achieve their dreams on their own. He said, under the Mudra scheme more than 13 crore loans have been given so far and the scheme is playing a significant role in enhancing self-employment in the villages and towns of the country.
He said, the Government is also providing an encouraging platform for Innovative Ideas under the Start-Up India Campaign.