Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda in the JNU campus and asserted that individuals could have ideological variations however ideology ought to be seen supporting and never opposing the nation in issues of nationwide curiosity.
Giving precedence to at least one’s ideology over nationwide curiosity has harmed the democratic system of the nation so much, he stated in his handle to college students after unveiling the statue by video conferencing.
Jawaharlal Nehru University has lengthy been thought of a citadel of the Left, with pupil unions affiliated to it calling the photographs in the campus.
The BJP and Hindutva teams, together with RSS’ pupil wing ABVP, have typically claimed that these with “anti-national” sentiments have discovered help from the Left-affiliated our bodies.
The determination to instal a life-size statue of Vivekananda, a extensively revered Hindu monk, is imbued with symbolism.
In his handle, Modi stated good reforms had been earlier thought of dangerous politics however now it’s good politics as a result of his authorities’s intentions and dedication are pure, and it has ready a “protection shield” for the poor and different weak sections earlier than finishing up reforms.
People have endorsed our reform measures with their votes, he stated.
The prime minister stated the statue in the campus will encourage everybody and instill braveness and compassion that Swami Vivekananda wished to see in everybody.
“Swami Vivekanda wanted that education in the country should be such that it provides self-confidence to individuals and makes them ‘atmanirbhar’ in every way. The new National Education Policy is on the same line and has inclusion at its core,” he added.