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PM Modi in students' convention: 'Do we have the right to chant 'Vande Mataram' if we litter India?'

PM Modi addressed a students' convention today to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address and BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya's centenary celebrations

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 11, 2017 12:52 IST ]
PM Narendra Modi is addressing a convention with theme
PM Narendra Modi is addressing a convention with theme 'Young India, New India'Photo:ANI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a students' convention to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's Chicago address and BJP ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya's centenary celebrations. The theme of the convention was 'Young India, New India'.

Highlights of PM Modi's address at students' convention: 

# India is changing, India's standing at the global stage is rising and this is due to Jan Shakti: PM Modi

#There is no life without creativity. Let our creativity also strengthen our nation & fulfil the aspirations of our people: PM 

# There is no better place for creativity and innovation than university campuses: PM 

# Student organisations, while campaigning for university elections should give more importance to cleanliness: PM Modi

# I want to specially mention all those people who are working tirelessly to keep India clean.

​# Are we the ones who would eat paan and then spit and say Vande Mataram?

# I am asking the entire nation, if we have the right to say Vande Mataram?.

# When I arrived here, everyone was chanting Vande Mataram, it gives oneself goosebumps.

# Swami Vivekananda had given the concept of 'One Asia.' He said that the solutions to the world's problems will come from Asia: PM

# Both knowledge and skills are equally important: PM Narendra Modi

# The correspondence between Swami Vivekananda and Jamsetji Tata will show the concern Swami JI had towards India's self-reliance: PM

# I want to specially mention all those people who are working tirelessly to keep India clean: PM 

# Swami Vivekananda did not believe in sermonising. His ideas & idealism paved way for an institutional framework via Ramakrishna Mission: PM Modi

# More than being in search of a Guru, Swami Vivekananda was in search of the truth: PM Narendra Modi 

# Swami Vivekananda said that only rituals will not connect an individual to divinity...he said 'Jan Seva is Prabhu Seva': PM 

# Swami Vivekananda raised his voice against the social evils that has entered our society: PM 

# The 9/11 of 1893 was about love, harmony and brotherhood: PM 

 

# Just with a few words, a youngster from India won over the world and showed the world the power of oneness: PM Modi 

# Today is 9/11...this day became widely spoken about after 2001 but there was another 9/11 of 1893 which we remember: PM Modi 

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