Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday batted for innovation and promoting skills among the youth and asked them to work for a modern India.
The world evaluates the country where it is today not what it was 5,000 years ago or during the times of Lord Rama or Buddha, the Prime Minister said at an event to mark the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago.
Vivekananda supported experimentation and innovation and his government was working according to the ideals shown by him, Modi said.
The devastating terror strike might not have happened if the significance of the other 09/11 had not been forgotten. Vivekananda, the Prime Minister added, had given the message of love and brotherhood.
Modi used the occasion to speak against people who litter and said those who do so have no right to say Vande Mataram.