Pm Narendra Modi UNGA Speech: ‘India is a country that has given the world, not war, but Buddha’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2019.
The focus of his speech, delivered in Hindi, was on development in the country and climate change. India is an example to the world and the world could seek motivation from the developing country, he said.
He called for the world to come together in the fight against terrorism.
He concluded his speech with this: “India’s message to the world — peace and harmony.”
‘Yuddh nahi, buddh’
Noting that India is a country, that has given the world, not war, but Buddha, Buddha’s message of peace, Mr. Modi said, “And that is the reason why, our voice against terrorism, to alert the world about this evil, rings with seriousness and the outrage.”
“And that is why, for the sake of humanity, I firmly believe, that it is absolutely imperative, that the world unites against terrorism, and that the world stands as one against terrorism,” he asserted.
Mr. Modi said the largest number of supreme sacrifices made by soldiers of any country for UN peacekeeping missions is from India.
Today, the message to the world, from the world’s largest democracy, is still the same – Peace and harmony, says Prime Minister Modi, concluding the speech.
PM Modi begins his address in the UNGA.
Mahatma Gandhi’s message on truth and non-violence is relevant even today, says the PM, calling this a very important year for India.
When a developing country successfully runs a health insurance scheme and a universal sanitation scheme, it is a motivation for the entire world, he says.