Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that India is the home of Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi, who exemplified what it means to live for others. While electronically addressing the Rotary International World Convention, the Prime Minister commented.
He described the Rotarians as a perfect blend of “success and service,” “Every Rotary gathering of this scale is like mini-global assembly. There is diversity and vibrancy.” The Prime Minister noted that Rotary’s two mottos, “Service Above Self” and “One Profits Most Who Serves Best,” are vital ideals for the prosperity of all humanity and connect with the “teachings of our saints and sages.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, quoting Swami Vivekananda, said: “We all exist in an interdependent, interrelated, and interconnected world. That is why individuals, organizations, and organizations work together to make our planet more prosperous and sustainable.”
He thanked Rotary International for working “hard” on several projects that benefit the environment. “India is leading in efforts for environmental protection. Sustainable development is the need of the hour. Inspired by our centuries-old ethos of staying in harmony with nature, the 1.4 billion Indians are making every possible effort to make our earth cleaner and greener.”
Because India is home to one-seventh of the world’s population, every success by India will have a beneficial influence on the rest of the globe, according to the Prime Minister. For example, he referenced the Covid-19 vaccination story and plans to eliminate TB by 2025, five years ahead of the worldwide objective of 2030.
Prime Minister Modi requested the Rotary family to support these grassroots activities and to mark Yoga Day in big numbers throughout the world.